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Green Dog of the Year Contest Gallery 5

By: Meredith Darlington on Jan. 18, 2010, 2:33 p.m.
Mookie, mutt - possibly pit bull/Catahoula

Photo: Dan Shapley

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Mookie, mutt - possibly pit bull/Catahoula

My dog hates material things... so much so that he rips them apart whenever he gets the chance. He reduces kitchen waste by 85% and even eats compost. He would spend all his time outdoors if he could; he has explored most of the preserved land within a 20-mile radius of his home, and much prefers rivers and lakes to the bathtub. It makes some of us less-green hangers-on uncomfortable, but he has also been known to recycle poop from a variety of living things.