Saturday, November 21, 2015

Caturday Art at Trader Joe's

Meows from Mudpie!

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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25 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Very interesting indeed, Miss Mudpie! We love the mural and the legend.
Happy Caturday!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Gotta have kitties!!! who could be thankful without kitties??

Lone Star Cats said...

Luv the mural!

Jen Scott said...

The mural is awesome! Love it.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Fun fun fun! Trader Joe's is to be commended for their excellent taste!!! We love TJ here in Connecticut not too far from you!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Fun fun fun! Trader Joe's is to be commended for their excellent taste!!! We love TJ here in Connecticut not too far from you!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Fun fun fun! Trader Joe's is to be commended for their excellent taste!!! We love TJ here in Connecticut not too far from you!

Marie Symeou said...

Looks great!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

How interesting Mudpie!

Ingrid King said...

That is so cool. Our Trader Joe's doesn't have this :-(

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson!! Great art!

Anonymous said...

Interesting and love the mural.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a nice surprise :)

Marg said...

Great Mural. How neat that they have a cat on there. You all have a super week end.

modern nomad said...

Super duper!
Have a great weekend...

Noodle and crew

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow, interesting bit of history. Had not heard about the catamount before, but now I am hoping that those sightings might some day be proven to be real. Trader Joe's does have awesome "decor" along with their awesome food ... and a catamount ... who could ask for more :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

robin lorraine williamson said...

love the mural they always have interesting art even in their flyers which I try to use has collage elements in my art journals have a great thanksgiving zen hugs and purrs

Fiona L. Woods said...

The mural looks great. Love Trader Joe's food, but no catamount mural out here. It doesn't seem right since we have Butch the cougar who is the mascot for Washington State U. : (

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome ! That mural looks great ! Purrs

Kitties Blue said...

We don't have a Trader Joe's much to Mom's dismay! And she's pretty sure we don't have any art work like that in any of our supermarkets. Hope to see you for Sunday Selfies tomorrow. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Caista Jo

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! Art History! I enjoyed that lesson.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

interesting indeed! Our aunt who lives there swears she may have seen one!

The Menagerie Mom said...

I always love seeing murals, although there aren't a whole lot of them where I live. So I really enjoyed seeing this one! Thanks for sharing this lovely art and the history lesson that came with it, Mudpie! Purrs!

The Island Cats said...

Very cool. The mom wishes there was a Trader Joe's closer to us.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

very cool. Thanks for sharing that with us.