Barks! You know sometimes our humans are weird and forgetful. I get that. Really I do. But my mom forgetting about sweet little moi? That’s just disgraceful. In fact, let me tell you the story and then you tell me what you think.
Mom/dad went out the other night and came home late. Mom goes straight to the kitchen to do her nightly ritual things – set the microwave for dad’s lunch the next day, fixing the medicines for the next day, setting the coffee maker for the morning, making sure all of us anipals have food and fresh water, etc.
Also at night, we anipals all get bedtime treats. You know just a little something to hold us over until the morning so our tum-tum’s don’t growl.
Well mom gave Hemi his cat chews. Mom gave Bacon his strawberry. And then mom walked to the bathroom. Hold up mom – wait a minute. You forgot me. I chased her to the bedroom and watched her as she got ready for bed. I jumped on the bed and kept licking my lips trying to tell her hello – moi – moi – you forgot moi!
Finally when she went to the bathroom to wash her face and brush her teeth, it dawns on her. We finally have a winner! How could she forget about me? Does that ever happen to you my friends?
February 2nd is National Groundhog Day. Yes, even the groundhogs have a day, hard to believe I know. This is the all important day of knowing if Spring is coming or Winter is staying.
See, they trust us animals for the important things in life.
According to Groundhog Organizers (there is a group!), groundhogs are about 75-90% accurate. Animals rules!
Did you know?
Every year, the largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. They have gathered since 1886 to celebrate this holiday and crowds are as as large as 40,000 humans.
And did you know that in Wiarton, Ontario they even have a statue of groundhog Wiarton Willie!
In Atlanta, Georgia (my home town), we have General Beauregard Lee. He lives in a plantation style house at the Yellow River Game Ranch. He’s been on the computer checking things out and talking to the local weather peeps to get a heads up here 🙂 snort
Humans take this day very serious!
According to folklore, here are the options of the Groundhog:
IF it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early.
IF it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow thus winter will continue for six more weeks.