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Dogs are good at recycling

Annie, the dog who lives with us, is very good at helping Mrs. Hodges. Mrs. Hodges is so busy cleaning the seven litter boxes she doesn’t have time to break up all of the cardboard boxes into small pieces.

Annie lies to help.

She likes to help with recycling. Mrs. Hodges leaves cardboard boxes on the floor in the kitchen and Annie shreds them for her.

Annie likes to rip any papers she finds on the floor. Once she found some white pieces of paper stacked together with a staple in the corner. Annie shredded those papers too.

Annie once found a small piece of green paper, it was shaped like a rectangle with a drawing of someone on the front of it, and a drawing of a building on the back of it. Annie chewed up the green paper too. Mrs. Hodges taped all of the pieces back together again.

Do you live with a dog who helps you with recycling?

I don’t chew paper. I am a cat. I purr.



About Harper Hodges

Hi, it’s me, Harper. I help humans understand their cats. I write about what a cat thinks. I know because I am a cat. Mrs. Hodges is my typist. I dictate and she types.

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  • La McCoy

    You are such a helpful doggie.

  • Susan W A

    Good job, Annie. It’s easier to fit more things in the recycling bin when they are in smaller pieces.

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello Susan W A,
      Annie is very helpful. She even likes to recycle dollar bills. Oops.

  • Skittles Anderson
    Hello Harper, How are you doing? We are well Sanibel is all better now (yeah)
    We have a champion box chewer in our family it’s Sierra, she loves to chew, rip and tear at cardboard boxes, As you can see she does a good job. when she’s done the big guy just brings in another box. We hope you and your family have a great month.

    Take Care,
    Skittles & Friends

    • Harper Hodges

      Hi Skittles!
      Good job ripping up the cardboard box!

  • Hi, Harper. I have a feline son, Zander, who likes to cardboard boxes. He even tried to chew on the toilet once! Do you know why he would do that? BTW, he thinks you’re cute!

    • Harper Hodges

      Hello Laura Ryding-Becker and Zander.
      I am so happy to meet you.
      Oh dear, Zander tried to chew on the toilet! Maybe he needs another cat to play with? Or maybe he needs a catnip toy to carry around.
      Please share a photograph of Zander. I would love to meet him.
      Love Harper