I, Noodles the Pug, was resting comfortably in my crate next to the heater grate. Ah, this is the life, I thought - as warm air wafted over my head. I have no care in the world. I want for nothing.
But there was something bothering me and I could not put my paw on it - something so profound that it would take a special dog - such as myself - to figure it out. That something is a theme I have only touched on here and there in my Blogworld. That something is APPRECIATION.
How can I show my appreciation for all I have and to WHO or WHAT?
Then it dawned on me what I could do to show my appreciation for all I have - I could GIVE BACK in little ways. And to WHO? Why Mother Earth, that's who. Just like my two Mommys, I want Mother Earth to live forever and be healthy forever.
As a little pug, I am limited on what I can do - but I am giving it my all beginning today - Winston's International Sweater Day in conjunction with the Canadian World Wildlife Fund's Sweater Day. It is really simple - all Sweater Day means is
- turn down our heaters by THREE DEGREES
- wear SWEATERS when indoors to keep warm
I bet you are thinking What Difference Will One Little (BUT CUTE) Pug Make in the GRAND SCHEME of things.
A lot - look at all that our DEAR STUBBY accomplished while he was alive. He made a DIFFERENCE because he believed he COULD!
And we all can too.
Imagine all of the gas and electricity that could be saved if we all use less. And how much cleaner and happier Mother Earth will be.
It's WORTH the sacrifice to me.