Always In Our Hearts

Monday, January 12, 2009

Goobs Gone Green

Here in GooberStan, we have made a commitment to make our lives greener than they were last year.

To that end, we are starting small, by having our hooman girl use only reusable grocery bags.

Of course, if they're going to carry our eatables, they're going to have to pass a series of goober stress tests. Goober slime and gnawing test... check.

Volume and weight test... check.

Tug test... check.

Let's try that volume test again... check. These bags will hold 2 1/2 Stellanators and then some. (Don't ask how I know about the 1/2 of a Stellanator.)

We pronounce these bags goober tough. With the amount of regular plastic bags our hooman girl has been known to collect in one year, the switch to reusable bags should make a dent in the plastic waste in our corner of the world.

Every journey starts with the first step. Here's to a greener GooberStan!




Ruby Bleu said...

2.5 Stellas, huh? That must have been fun to figure THAT out - BOL! Every little bit counts is what I have to bark, so here's to a much greener Gooberstan - W00t!

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Asta said...

My GweenGoobewLove
My congwatulations to Goobwstan fow taking this stand..the bag looks like a thouwoughly tested and appwoved pwoduct..I salutw you and Stella fow youw effowts!!1
I knew you would be a the fowefwont of being a gween wepublic
smoochie admiwing kisses youw

Astawoni fuzzbutt
pee ess..thank you fow that moonlit wide in Iowa

Meryl said...

But then what does she use to pick up your poops?

Eduardo said...

Maybe we sould get those bags as well? Good job Goober boys! BOL!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Mango said...

Perhaps a Stellanator should become a standard unit of measurement. It is certainly convenient.

We have those bags too, but will still sometimes get plastic so mom will have "poop bags" for walkies.


DILLY said...

2 an bit Stellas!

Gween be exslent culler!
Be luvly bag.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Those are some serious bags! Imagine all the treats they'll hold for you guys without busting the seams! Have fun shopping!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Yeah, goob to be green. Wiry wags, Eric xx

Joe Stains said...

Dude, we have reusable bags but with the STEELERS logo on them, how cool is THAT?! I hope I can bring home a Steelers super bowl victory in mine.

Sorry, I have football on the brain, clearly!

Gus said...

Oh wow. Now if your girl is like Muzzer, the trick will be getting her to remember to take them along! Good luck


wally said...

Have you been contacted about heading up the EPA because you clearly are one green dude.

wally t.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Stanley & Stellanator,
Good job on using the bags. Mama takes her bags to the grocery store too. She also has some of the cooler kind that keep cold items cold in the summer. As for the plastic ones you get at stores, we re-use them in the small garbage cans. Mama never has to buy bags.

Maybe you can apply for bag tester at the companies that make them, tee hee!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Petey said...

Just make sure that little Stella doesn't accidentally end up in the recycling bin!

Your pal,


Bae Bae said...

That's a good bag that can carry a Stella. I'll make my hooman get a green bag too

~ Bae

the Corgi Girls said...

OMD, Can we order a big bag of Stella and Stan to be delivered to our door?

M & I

Snowball said...

Well done on accessing of the reusable bag. We have a few of those here too. After seeing the type of test you have to do, I understand why jie jie carry me in the bag too.


Koobuss said...

Good job checking out those bags, guys. I'm glad that they passed all the tests.

We have some of those bags here, too, but my mom always forgets to take them with her when she goes to the grocery store. Do they sell anything for memory improvement??

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Simba said...

You certainly take checking out bags very seriously.

Simba x

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Stanley,
We are glad Gooberstan is going green... Our mom also has a reusable bag which she can roll up until it is really small but it is really big and sturdy!! (but she sometimes forgets to bring it with her when she changes her handbags (women!!)...

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

That's a great idea! Our mom takes a trash bag full of plastic bags to the recycling about every 2weeks! We will bite Mom's butt until she starts using those bags...especially since we know they have already been Goober-tested!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I am very curious now, how you know the volume of two and a half Stellanators, Stanley!

Good work on the green goober issues though!

Most of our shops here in the UK keep their plastic bags under the counter, as if they are illegal produce or something!

green licks (which are meant to be good licks but sound pretty horrible! ;0D)

Marvin xxxxxxxxx

Molly and Taffy said...

Excellent work Stanley and Stella. Most impressive. You have set high standards and you must surely have helped reduce your carbon paw print.

Molly and Taffy

Molly and Taffy said...

Ummm I would be most interested to know how the ratio of 2 1/2 Stellas to one recyclable bag was achieved!


A concerned Taffy.

DILLY said...

Dilly fotoes werkin now! Come see!

Amber-Mae said...

My hoomans have TONS of those reusable grocery bags but they never use them during shopping. Silly people!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Hollie and Janie said...

Congrats on going green! You both are excellent bag testers. I am afraid those bags would only hold 1/4 of a Janie!! Scary thought!!


Sophie Brador said...

Stan! You're ready to move to Montreal. Most stores don't even give out plastic bags anymore. You wouldn't believe how many vinyl liquor bags my mom has had to buy since the SAQ (our govt run liquor stores) stopped giving out bags. Mom never remembers to take a wine bag with her. But she swears she's not a wino! And she's probably right. She actually prefers vodka. Such a good slavic girl.


Mack said...

That Stella looks sooooooo cute in that cool bag!!

Just make she sure's not in there when momma goes to the store or there won't be enough room in the bag for your snackies!!

Murphey said...

The lady uses those bags too. She gets so mad when she goes into a store and forgets to bring her bags.
But she has never tried to put me in one!

Finni said...

Green's good!
So you bagged Stella, eyh!? Neat idea ... I think I'll try it with Nelly. Trouble is she keeps growing all the time.
Finni xx

Deetz said...

What a great idea!
I am so proud of you. I wonder if my mum will let me go green?

Petra said...

Stella, where di you go?! Were you looking for a GREEN treat in that bag?

We should follow you example and go green, too.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hey Stanny...

Did ur girl see the Lakie on Butchy and Snickers bloggie who needs a home????????? He's a little boy named Bart...

Mumsie was screetchin', but Daddy said she'd have to kill him first before she could get another puppers...hmm...we could arrange that...just kiddin'...

Anyway...does ur girl know anyone who wants a Lakie??? He's 'dorable....
Like Stella and Me!
Love and kisses...


Bogart said...

Thanks for doin' this one for the planet! So many things purport to be "green" but you guys are the real deal :)


Lacy said...

heehee, me wood love to cya put one stellanator in dat bag...she wood fight ya in a heartbeat...

b safe,

kaui said...

stanley! those are some tough tough bags. i bet you can carry me and stella in there! hehee GO GREEN!


Persephone and Buster said...

Hmmmm....GREEN GOOBERS....Sounds appetizing! And half a Stellanator? The very thought strikes terror into the weak of heart!

But Green is Good. It's Irish.


Sephie, Bozo & Bailey

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

The volume and weight shot is a keeper!