Last weekend Mommy was shopping at Trader Joe's, and one of her favorite things to do when she goes there is to check out the murals. Imagine her surprise and delight on this particular trip when she looked up and saw a CAT!!!
This particular mural was over the Thanksgiving display, and depicted a dairy cow and a catamount sharing Thanksgiving dinner in front of the Ira Allen Chapel in Burlington, Vermont.
Why a catamount, you might be wondering? Rally Catamount is the official mascot of the University of Vermont (UVM), and although the wild cat has been officially extinct for decades, there is still a lot of mystique about the animal in Vermont. There are dozens of reported "sightings" every year, but no evidence of the cat in the state has been found for at least a century.
That's my Vermont history lesson for the week...pretty interesting stuff, don't you think?
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