George Goes Green


Yes, that really is a cat laying out. When my cat, George, isn’t working on his tan, his top three favorite activities, in order, are sleeping, eating, and frolicking with his kitty toys.


These cotton mice rope toys from designer pet store Harry Barker are made with AZO-free dyes to provide hours of play that won’t harm your favorite pet.  An added benefit to these tough toys is that you no longer need to brush your cat’s teeth. (I know you were already doing this twice a day’ right?)

With all the concern about baby bottles and indoor pollution and nontoxic nurseries, it’s only right that we make sure our other companions are living green. Start with healthy, eco-friendly pet food, make sure you don’t have any toxic plants around the house, and check out this guide to everything you need for eco-friendly pet care.

These toys provide non-destructive chewing for better dental health and they’re machine washable, so you can keep them around longer. More importantly, you can keep your friends around longer so they will have more hours to spend in the sun.

Image: Harry Barker