Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”
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!
02/02/2015 at 2:33 am
I will keep an eye on the groundhog, Bacon, although I think he never will come into my sights 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Groundhog Day 🙂 ❤
02/02/2015 at 10:27 am
Well they are saying six more weeks of winter. Bbrrr – someone wake me up when it’s spring okay? XOXO – Bacon
02/02/2015 at 1:27 pm
I’ll be back at Spring. See you 😀
02/02/2015 at 6:16 am
How great… after all that cloudy days, today we have sun… I guessed it… hello winter for the next 6 weeks :o) Butt anyway Happy Groundhog Day!
02/02/2015 at 10:28 am
Snorts – I know! Of all days huh? I do not want more winter. I require Spring STAT. I’m tired of hibernation. XOXO – Bacon
02/02/2015 at 10:36 am
me too… my fur is not thick enough and I hate it to write my pee mails with yellow ice cubes :o(
02/02/2015 at 12:08 pm
Exactly! Especially when you tinkle outside and it clinks cause it’s so cold when hitting the ground. Shivers to mergatroid. Can we do a dance for spring yet? XOXO – Bacon
02/02/2015 at 8:17 am
We are totally snowed in today. Groundhog? Please tell us spring is coming!!
02/02/2015 at 10:28 am
Snorts – I think he says 6 more weeks of Winter. Snowed in huh? Yucky. Does Cocco tend to hibernate like me? I hate the cold. I want Spring STAT. Can you send it my way please? XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
02/02/2015 at 3:56 pm
Grrrr six more weeks of Winter……not right for our friends across the pond. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
02/03/2015 at 9:16 am
You are so right sweet Molly. This weather is definitely not good at all. XOXO – Bacon
02/03/2015 at 12:45 am
Sorry to hear there will be a long winter. 😀
Does this mean it keeps snowing?
02/03/2015 at 9:17 am
Thankfully we haven’t had any of that white stuff. My aunt Tina lives in Chicago and she has had bunches of white stuff – especially this past weekend. XOXO – Bacon
02/06/2015 at 6:50 am
OK, is it just me or does that tradition seem backward? If it’s sunny, he sees his shadow and that means more winter. If it’s cloudy, he’s doesn’t and that means less winter. So is Groundhog Day really Opposite Day in disguise? Sheez!
02/06/2015 at 8:18 am
I think you may be right about that. But the peeps at the Hotel Thompson go by a different standard. They go out to see if Dad sees his shadow and whether or not it looks like batman. Don’t ask me for particulars – I know nothing. It’s just a weird tradition here in these parts – chitter-chatter – R
02/06/2015 at 8:21 am
Hahahaha…yes, that’s weird. But funny!!!
02/06/2015 at 2:19 pm
Wiarton Willie sayss “eerly spring here”…
We will seess…..
Luv neffkitty Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum
Pee S: Willie iss one UUUUUGHLY groundhoggie….iss sorta sad… 😦
02/07/2015 at 11:40 am
Snorts! I hope he is right though. I need an early Spring. This winter has me in hibernation mode BAD. Mom says I just want to sleep, eat and poop and not necessarily in that order these days – snorts and rolls with laughter. XOXO – Bacon
02/07/2015 at 3:10 pm
Mew mew mew Unccle Bacon mee keepss finkin when mee wakess up there will bee sunshine an grass…butt no such luck!! More snow!! **sighss**
So THISS iss winter!!! BLEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😦
Eat, play, sleep, poop; REEPEAT werkss fur me mew mew mew…
**nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx