Monday, September 14, 2009

Maine Fun Map - Maine Coon Cat

The Way Life Should Be

Maine Facts:
Maine - "Pine Tree State"
Capital - Augusta
Area - 33,125 sq miles
Population - "1990" 1,227,928
Moto - "Dirigo" - I Direct
Flower - Pine Cone
Animal - Moose
Cat - Maine Coon
Insect - Honeybee
Bird - Chickadee
Tree - Eastern White Pine
23rd State admitted to the Union

Postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent stamp

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I have never seen a postcard before with the state cat listed on it! I looked it up and yes - There is a Maine Coon breed of cat, here is some info:

One of the oldest natural breeds in North America, the Maine Coon is regarded as a native of the state of Maine. Most Coon Cat breeders believe that the breed originated in mating between pre-existing shorthaired domestic cats and overseas longhairs.
Maine Coons were well established more than a century ago as a hardy, handsome breed of domestic cat, well equipped to survive the hostile New England winters.

1 comment:

Chris Overstreet said...

A friend of mine traveled a few hundred miles last year to go buy a Maine coon for a few hundred dollars. I tried to explain to him that cats are like footballs - you buy a cheap one, and if it goes flat you go get another cheap one - but his wife insisted. ;)