Save Sumatran Tigers When You Shop the Frog

Kroger coffee tiger and gracey

Shop the Frog to Save Sumatran Tigers

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New Cat In the Home Acclimating Maggie

Acclimating Maggie, Marie’s Cat into our Home

Maggie on her bench

Maggie on her bench and blanket from Marie’s hous

Maggie came into our lives after we lost our dear friend and neighbor Marie.  We had just adopted Annie and Eddie and were still trying to get two kittens adjusted to their new home when we brought Maggie home.  Maggie is only four years old so we hoped being around the kittens wouldn’t be too tough a transition.  But Maggie was used to living as an only cat and spending her time with Marie.  This was a big adjustment for her.

We brought the bench with the blanket that Maggie liked to sleep on beside Marie’s bed, a comforter that she liked to curl up on at the foot of the bed, her food and water bowl, her toys and the food she was used to eating.  We prepared our master bedroom for Maggie.  We placed her litter pan in the master bath and her bench in front of a window so she could watch the birds in the tree outside.

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Tigers or Toilet Paper? You Don’t Have to Choose.

WWF Tiger and Toilet Paper

“The toilet paper on your grocery store shelves may have a direct impact on the 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.” Image courtesy of WWF. Please buy only FSC- certified and recycled-fiber paper products

The green dense rain forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are the only place in the entire world where elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans live together.  But, since 1985, Sumatra has lost over half of its forest to the pulp and paper and palm oil industries. With only an estimated 400  Sumatran tigers left in the wild, we must all stand together to protect the last remaining habitat for our big cousins.

The World Wildlife Federation, (WWF) hunted down the connection between the United States toilet paper and tissue products and the destruction of tropical forests on the other side of the world.  What WWF found out is that the end products from the deforestation of the Sumatran forests are showing up on the United States supermarket shelves and in restaurants, hotels, schools and homes.

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