Who Knew Some Dog Hair Could Save The Earth?

You know, every time I hear about this whole oil spill thing, I feel this crushing feeling of helplessness. I didn’t even want to blog about it, because what could I say? “holy shit that’s a lot of oil. What a catastrophe.” And what the hell does that do? I guess I could say that about a lot of the things I say on here, but this one just screams “And what can you possibly do about it? Nothing!”

Well, here’s something some dog-owners can do about it. You know how often you curse your dog for how much he sheds? Did you know that dog hair, along with used nylons, can be put together to make booms to soak up oil? Can you imagine that a pound of dog hair could soak up a quart of oil in a minute?

So, if you’re a dog groomer, or even if you have a few dogs around and they’re crazy shedders, maybe you can help. I think probably only Americans could help with this, as I can’t imagine being able to ship dog hair across the border, but what the heck do I know? Here’s Matter of Trust’s website. Heck, maybe I’ll drop them a line and see what folks in other countries can do and write a follow-up.

There. I’m not completely helpless. Take that, big ugly oil slick.

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