Canadian Beaver

Canadian Beaver

It seems our government is busy these days, not with serious international matters, or
threats of terrorism, or poor leadership, or unemployment or injustice but with
endless discussions on our national symbol – The Beaver.

The Beave

It’s a rather silly symbol – at least I have always thought so – but to devote time and money to discussion on whether it should be something else, in this day and age – well I cannot come up with a decent word to use in public to demonstrate
how I feel….ugh.

It, The Beaver was proclaimed a national symbol in 1975 so we cannot even blame our
early fur trading ancestors, and yes even I have made jokes about this choice.  From what I have read, Canadian Beaver was extremely lucrative and made a ton of money for the Hudson Bay Company way back when wearing fur was very fashionable and very ‘in’.  The Beaver appeared on our first stamp.

Being sick of all discussion I would like to propose a change – make it a Goose..a
Canadian Goose…it’s a prettier nicer looking animal/bird and no one has to miss
a beat in making yet another joke.

Darn good thing we Canucks have a good sense of humour.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. weather vanes
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 03:10:37

    Hey! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  2. Crowing Crone Joss
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 19:09:11

    when my daughter lived in the States, people would often ask her “what do you call a Canada Goose when it’s not in Canada?” oh my! i told her she should answer “an illegal alien”!

    Reply

  3. eof737
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 18:49:53

    Humor helps… :lol:

    Reply

  4. bwinwnbwi
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 07:51:10

    Love that goose!

    Reply

  5. georgettesullins
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 07:05:25

    What a great goose. The beaver is memorable. The mascot of my father’s alma mater was the beaver. Since he graduated in engineering, I figured it was appropriate…beavers engineering those dams and all.

    Reply

  6. Judith
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 00:06:20

    Love your goose Chris:)

    Reply

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