Monday, February 23, 2009

Did you know that Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts all have state cats? Maine's, of course, is the Maine coone. In Maryland, they prefer the calico. And the tabby is the state cat of Massachusetts.

So, I ask you, why doesn't Washington have a state cat? We have a state bird (American Goldfinch), a state marine mammal (the killer whale), a state bug (the Green Darner Dragonfly) and a state grass (bluebunch wheatgrass). Let me say that again. A state grass. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm a fan of grass, especially dactylis glomerata. Yum!

There's even a proposal for a state candy this year (Aplets and Cotlets).

But no state cat?

Here's a list of all the state mammals in the U.S.

Just for the record, the state land mammal in Alabama is ... the human being.

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