Monday, March 3, 2008
This is a splotch on a cow.
This is the cow, and his name is “Michigan.” Why? Because, that splotch resembles the state’s shape. According to this WTVF report, this Simmental steer is one of 30 cattle found on Jacob and Georgia Kessler’s farm in Spaulding Township. The Kessler’s typically sell the cattle for beef, but ‘ol Michigan has been spared the slaughterhouse because of this spot. The Kesslers are waiting for a buyer who wants to use Michigan as a mascot, presumably for some sort of Michigan-related institution or business, not for some devious purpose instigated by the long-running Michigan-Ohio State rivalry (which apparently dates back to the late 19th century). Either way, I'm rooting for Michigan -- the cow!