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Green Dog of the Year Contest Gallery 12

By: Meredith Darlington on Feb. 2, 2010, 12:03 p.m.
Fritz, miniature schnauzer

Photo: Mona Richardson

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Fritz, miniature schnauzer

I walk in the woods every day, picking up sticks and putting them in the brush pile, so my humans can turn them into compost. I eat mainly a vegetarian diet, so that things aren't being killed on behalf of little ole' me. I carry everything I need on my back, in a pack, so that if I get hungry or tired, I can stop and have a drink or snack. There's also bio-bags in there so that my poop can be added to the compost. Of course, I haven't yet learned how to pick it up and put it in the bag, but I'm trying to figure it out! I'm that smart! One of the things I like best about my new home is that I can just hang out as much as I want......(I lived in a shelter for half of my life......yes, I rather like it here.) Chow. Fritz