Monday, May 3, 2010


Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard something about the giant oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Y'know, the one that's spewing tons of nasty black stuff into the ocean? Nasty black stuff that's going to hurt all the birds and fishes and turtles who call the ocean home.

If you've never met oil before, let me tell you - the stuff is nasty with a capital N. We had an oil leak here in San Francisco once when a boat crashed into a bridge. It was a tiny leak compared to what's happening in the Gulf, but it caused some serious problems. I wasn't around yet, but brother Dutch told me all about the
globs of oil that washed up on our beaches, stuck to his fur and made him feel really sick when he tied to lick it off.

Dutch was lucky. My human scrubbed him with Dawn to remove the oil and they didn't go back to the beach until the oil was gone. But what about all the ocean creatures
who live in and around the Gulf? They can't just go home and take a bath, then not go to the beach for awhile.

I feel very sad for the ocean creatures.

But my man Stubby - the greenest pug on the planet - came up with a way to do more than just feel sad about the oil spill. We can put our crazy shedding abilities to good use and donate our fur to help soak up the oil. Yup - you heard me. That stuff our humans vacuum up, lint-roll off, and curse at can help save The Gulf!

Dutch's fur alone could probably soak up the entire oil spill (all that stuff on the floor is his fluff) but just in case it's not enough, we're asking anyone with fur to spare to donate it. We asked our local groomers to send in their fur and are asking my human's hair lady, Courtney, to send in her salon's spare hair.

Visit Please ask your local groomers & human hair people to donate too. Hair weighs practically nothing so it doesn't cost much to mail and it's only going to be swept up and thrown away anyway. I mean, why throw away something than can help save birds, fishes, or turtles?

Here's a video that explains the whole deal:


Becky said...

Way to go Puglet! You're green all the way. I like how you address issues that need all our attention. You're using your adorable cuteness to save the world!

3pugs2luv said...

Good idea. We're on it. There's probably enough fur in our car to clean up two oil spills. Hopefully it won't come to that. Thanks for keeping us well-informed pugs.

Zoey & Phoebe

Stubby said...

Hi Puglet! Is that Dutch's hair in the photo? He sheds like a pug! And here I thought all the pug hair could clean up the oil spill!

Thanks so much for spreading the word about using hair to clean up the oil spill. Mom is contacting all the salons and dog groomers she can find to ask them to donate hair. Why waste perfectly good cleanup material, right?

Stubby xoxo

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Thanks Puglet for the Wonderful information! We didn't know how important our fur was! We will certainly help do our part in aiding in this terrible tragedy.

Thanks for the video clip too. It was helpful info as well!

Josie, Izzy and Anakin

Sandy said...

Thanks for the video. That was very helpful. That video link alone should be emailed to all the salons in the world! Seeing how amazingly the hair soaked up all the oil speaks for itself. Thanks once again, Puglet, for all your informative ways!

Anonymous said...

OH HEY, that's a GREAT IDEA! I'm a puggle so I don't have too much spare hair, but I have two CAT SIBLINGS who have loads of the stuff. We'll get it off 'em for a couple days and send it in, and I'll lick the envelope shut 'cause I'm a helper dog like that.

-George Brown, T.P. (the puggle) ((you can friend me on the FACEBOOK))

SootsNArya said...

We are kitties and has lots of fur, but right now it is full of fleas, which our human tried to kill with salt all over the carpet (crunch crunch) but that didn't work and she felt sorry for our scratching and put toxic kemicals on us tonite. She felt sad to do it but didnt no what else to do. So anyways we doesnt thinks our fer is good for mats until the fleas is dedd.

Soots n ARya
(Our hooman is Beth Terry)

TMC said...

Would rabbit hair help too?

THE PUGLET said...

Thanks everybody for volunteering to send in your fluff (and your kitty siblings fluff, and your bunny fluff!).

There's nothing we can do to undo the oil spill, but we *can* do things to help make it better.

THE PUGLET said...

PS> TMC, bunny fur will work too :)

Unknown said...

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I bought the medium sized brush, and it is AMAZING!!! we sit on the floor with the vac nearby, and the volume of fur this thing pulls out is phenominal!
I cant recommend it more highly!!