Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –
April 22nd is EARTH DAY. Every year, more than 1 billion people in 175 countries will participate in various Earth Day events on this date. It is the largest civic observance in the world. The purpose is to raise awareness about important environmental issues.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970. After witnessing the affects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, US Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots environmental teach in on college campuses across the country. Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.
Celebrate today – plant a tree, help clean up a beach or park and/or participate in an event near you. Help to keep this world a better place for everyone!
And a little blast from the past you might remember that deals with Earth Day – Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Do you remember this show? It was an American animated environmental program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III and Barbara Pyle. It came out on September 15, 1990.
The basis of the program was set with Gaia – the spirit of the planet. She is awakened by drilling which is above her resting chamber. To control the damage, she sends out five magic rings to youths around the world who will become the Planeteers.
Kwame is from Africa and has the power of Earth with his ring.
Wheeler is from North America and has the power of Fire with his ring.
Linka is from the Soviet Union and has the power of Wind with her ring.
Gi is from Asia and has the power of Water with her ring.
Ma-Ti is from South America and has the power of Heart and telepathy with his ring.
All five can use their rings special powers to call the super hero – Captain Planet for help.
I think today would be the perfect day to check out this old classic of helping the environment!
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Today, we have a very special Dear Bacon issue – it’s called Dear Sammy. My cousin Sammy is going to fill in for me today and do his own edition. Be sure to go visit Sammy when you get a chance and tell him what a great job he did. Thanks cousin!!
This is what I’m talking about. See, I’m so tough that the big kitties act like I’m not even there. They don’t mess with me, even when I growl at them. Can you control big cats too? Signed Ferocious Kitty
Dear Ferocious Kitty
I think you are obviously handling the big kitty situation at your house just fine. I can tell by the way those big cats are walking right by and NOT looking at you that they are truly intimidated by your presence. They hear your growl of warning and just keep on walking. You are destined for greatness – they already made the “The Lion King” but I’m thinking perhaps you could star in “The Ginger and White King”? Can I be your agent?.
There’s nothing to see here. Really. I’m just massaging the dogs face. Yep. That’s it. Really. Signed Face Stomper
Dear Face Stomper
I’m not sure if that dog is so drugged up from whatever operation he had that caused him to have to wear the Cone of Shame that he doesn’t FEEL you there or if you truly are performing some kind of facial massage. But he doesn’t seem to mind either way so I say GO FOR IT. I’ve never been *that* close to a woofie before but ‘more power to ya’ is what I say.
Help. I’ve been mugged. The humans here have such a whacky sense of humor. What am I to do? Signed Puppy Mugged
Dear Puppy Mugged,
If I was in a bar (which I’m not) and I ordered a brewski (which I wouldn’t) and they served me with a mug full of adorable puppy like you, I’d be pretty darn happy (as long as I could train you to meow instead of bark of course). However, I would NOT leave the barmaid a tip. When a guy orders a brewski, he does not expect it to have eyes looking back at him!
Oh dear Lord. I am not a chia dog. The humans found this get up and took advantage of it. Help. Please. Signed Chi-Chia Dog
Dear Chi-Chia Dog
After I finally stopped laughing, I realized the only way to improve on this outfit would be if your humans had put orange sneakers on your feet… the non-clay-colored feet ruin the effect! I think your humans are si-si-si-silly!
Look closer. To the left. Down a bit. There you go. Signed #1 Hide and Go Seek
Dear #1 Hide and Go Seek
This is totally CUTE… but the more I thought about it the more I realized why it sort of creeped me out too… why? Because it almost looks like your little head is coming OUT of that bear’s belly (think “Alien”)!!! See what I mean? EEEEEEKKKK!!
Remember friends – send your pictures and questions to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com – thanks so much!
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