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Happy Groundhog Day!!

02 Feb


 

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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Today, February 2nd is Groundhog Day.    According to folklore, there are two options that could happen today:

  • If it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges and he doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will be right around the corner; but
  • If it’s sunny when the groundhog emerges, he does *see* his shadow and retreats back into his burrow, then winter will continue for six more weeks.

The largest groundhog day celebration takes place every year in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. 

Personally, I hope that spring is right around the corner.  I could go for some warmer weather here at the Hotel Thompson.  And I know that oinker Bacon would enjoy it.

Good luck on whatever you want.   I’ll be back soon!

 
 

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30 responses to “Happy Groundhog Day!!

  1. digitalgranny

    02/02/2014 at 1:17 am

    I want Spring and I am so ready for it.

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 5:58 pm

      According to our groundhog, spring is right around the corner. I can’t wait. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. speedyrabbit

    02/02/2014 at 2:07 am

    Happy Ground hog day!yes some nice spring weather would be good now,xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 5:59 pm

      I so agree. It’s way to cold lately. Today though for Groundhog Day, it’s been in the 60″s. Can you believe that? XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. fozziemum

    02/02/2014 at 5:04 am

    Well I never! I always thought that was just a funny place and a funny ritual in a funny made up world called Bill Murray …learn something new each day Rocky…thanks friend 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:00 pm

      Snorts. It’s a real day. Our groundhog says that spring will be around the corner. I so can’t wait. I’m ready for it. Of course, wouldn’t you believe it that today’s temp has been in the 60’s? It’s been great today XOXO – Bacon

       
      • fozziemum

        02/02/2014 at 6:11 pm

        Hilarious…love it…we are heading for a bad day again..i am exhausted and over keeping my eyes peeled…the scanner jumped into life before with the fire guys all checking their comms are up and running…..man oh man..we need a groundhog here!! am tempted to become a mole and live underground….;0 Hugs Moleman xxxx

         
      • PigLove

        02/02/2014 at 6:20 pm

        Snorts. I hope you get some relief soon. Talking about moles – PLOL. Mom and dad were having a discussion earlier about treehouses vs hobbit holes. Which would you prefer? XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        02/02/2014 at 6:22 pm

        Tree house in the Amazon rainforest or Hobbit hole here bwahahaha 🙂 people live underground in a place called Coober Pedy..it’s an opal mining town in a very hot part of Australia..get mum to google it the houses underground are amazing…they can make them as huge as they like!! Hugs Fozziemum xx

         
      • PigLove

        02/02/2014 at 11:23 pm

        Oh wow! Those do look cool. I could love in one. Yep. I sure could. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        02/03/2014 at 6:03 am

        They are cool aren’t they Bacon…and perfect temps all year round!!! hugs Fozziemum xxx

         
      • PigLove

        02/03/2014 at 9:07 am

        YES! I think we could all easily live in them. It would be a hoot. Some people think it’s funny that I live ‘inside’ and have my own room with luxuries. What would they think if I lived ‘under ground’? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • fozziemum

        02/03/2014 at 8:32 pm

        That would totally shake things up indeed Bacon hahahahah 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

         
  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    02/02/2014 at 6:17 am

    Good report. Later, mom will take me out to see if I see my shadow. I’ll try not to be scared of it. I hope it doesn’t try to kill me…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:01 pm

      Oh no my friend. Your shadow would not dare. It’s there to protect you for sure. I *need* spring soon. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. easyweimaraner

    02/02/2014 at 7:02 am

    Happy Ground hog day, Rocky! Please take good care of the nuts of the world :o)

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:01 pm

      Thank you my friend. There are lots of them out there, right? Chitter chatter. Journalist Rocky

       
  6. Reilly & Denny

    02/02/2014 at 10:21 am

    We so agree – we are tired of the cold….mind you come summer we will all be complaining it is too hot

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:07 pm

      Oh yes. We need a perfect season – not too cold and not hot. Something like spring or fall. Can’t we just skip the bad seasons? XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. Nylabluesmum

    02/02/2014 at 1:28 pm

    Our Wiarton Willie saw hiz shadow which iz a bowgus az a $3. dollar bill Bacon..it bin cloudy here all day…*FLOUNDER* n *PHOOEY*…n it iz snowin here…
    Me wantz to go to da jamaica n groove wid Marley boyz 😉
    Lub Nylablue n Mum (she iz poutin too…)

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:13 pm

      I’m with you to Jamaica my friend. Our groundhog says spring is right around the corner. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Mags Corner

    02/02/2014 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, we want spring and tomorrow will not be soon enough. It has been cloudy and raining all day here so we will be looking for spring real soon. Hugs and snout kisses

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 6:18 pm

      Ours says spring soon. I hope so. We are suppose to get rain tomorrow. I’m so thrilled. Really. I am. Let it rain. Oh yes. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. katsrus

    02/02/2014 at 7:06 pm

    Happy Groundhog Day. Our groundhog saw his shadow too.
    Sue B

     
    • PigLove

      02/02/2014 at 7:10 pm

      YAY!!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. gentlestitches

    02/03/2014 at 4:21 am

    What an interesting custom and we love the movie too! 🙂

     
    • PigLove

      02/03/2014 at 9:04 am

      It’s all in fun – just like the movie – snorts. I really don’t have that much faith in it. It was beautiful here yesterday – we topped out at 74 degrees. Awesome day knowing that just a couple of days before we had conspiracy snow and were in the 20’s. This week it’s rain. Shakes piggy head. Hopefully spring is right around the corner. I need it bad. XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. Nylabluesmum

    02/03/2014 at 6:50 pm

    Da Groundhoggie Wiarton Willie saw hiz shadow so 6 more weekz of Winter…what we not get iz dat it WAS NOT SUNNY here or dere so how he see hiz shadow??? Bery bery cure-euss 😉 😉
    Lub Nylablue xxx

     
    • PigLove

      02/03/2014 at 8:29 pm

      Maybe it’s a conspiracy groundhog theory. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. Nylabluesmum

    02/06/2014 at 1:36 pm

    *snortz n eeoowwz*
    Me agreez wif ya Bacon…
    Conspeareeacy Groundyhog theeree fer shure!
    Lub Nylablue xxx

     

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