Don't worry about having a perfect garden, just plant something. Plant food you can share with your dog. Growing your own is the perfect way to get your dog interested in fruits and vegetables. Dogs love to share yard adventures, so try picking and sampling and sharing tastes with your dog.
Stop using chemical herbicides and pesticides. It will make you, your dog, and your yard healthier. Pesticide Action Network is just one online resource to learn more the dangers and alternatives. We can no longer afford to pretend that these chemicals don't matter. Don't believe what the companies are telling you about safety, they're only interested in sales today, not consequences tomorrow. Just this week Pfizer has agreed to take their flea product ProMeris off the market, but it took many dogs and cats suffering irreparable harm before they did it. Our pets should not be test subjects.
We all have to be brave enough to face up to what we've allowed to happen in our society and on our planet. Start at home, with what you can control. Start with food. Eat fresh, real food. Feed your pets fresh, real food. Please!
Do you really want to just keep scooping pellets out of a bag and depend on huge corporations to have your pet's best interests at heart? I keep up with a blog called Truth About Pet Food. Susan Thixton has dedicated herself to researching the rampant deceptions in the pet food industry. You owe it to yourself and your pets to learn about what's really going on in this industry. The pet food industry is inexorably intertwined with other major industrial production, it's not about your pet anymore.
It's time for us all to step up and take responsibility for our place on this earth.
Go outside, feel the earth beneath your feet. touch plants, touch trees. Taste them, talk to them. Listen for the birds, watch for the bees, learn the rhythm of the natural world. Take a deep breath. Smile.