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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Park Lights Powered by Dog Poop

A very interesting park in Cambridge, Massachusetts use dog feces to power their lampposts. Conceptual artist Matthew Mazzotta is the man behind this idea and which was funded through MIT and created in partnership with the City of Cambridge. They call it “Project Park Spark”.
The process is simple, dog owners collect their dog waste in a special biodegradable bag and throw it into a machine called the digester. It's an air-tight cylindrical container, where the dog feces are broken down by anaerobic bacteria. The methane gas from the feces released through a valve and burnt as fuel. And its being used to power an old-fashioned gas-burning lamppost in a park.

Project Park Spark are still gathering ideas from the community. Some suggestions includes a shadow-projection box, a popcorn stand and a teahouse. Mazzotta is hoping that one day he can install permanent underground digesters in parks throughout the United States. To learn more about this project you can visit:


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