Did you know that the state of Wisconsin has a state bug, state cow, state badger, state fish, state bird, and even a state dog, but no state cat. See the link there - http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/core/wisconsin_state_symbols.html
I mean I totally understand the badger and cow, but come on a dog?? So if there is a state dog, why not a state cat. To that effect, Doyle's office got this letter from me:
Dear Governor Doyle:
I would like to bring to your attention the lack of feline representation in the State Symbols. If we have a state insect, a state dog, a state bird, a state cow, why not a state cat. The cat has helped Wisconsin farmers in battling the rodent overpopulation and has protected our crops, as well as prevented the spread of various rodent-borne diseases. I propose that the state cat be a working cat, not a pure-bred. Perhaps, we can have a contest for the best cat and a $20 entry fee can fill the state coffers with money that can then be used to offset the furlough I have to take as a State Worker. I am submitting a picture of Buddy (http://jeffinnakari.weebly.com/cat-pictures.html
an orange tabby, who in my opinion would be a great state cat.
Any other cat freaks out there who think we need a state cat?