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National Groundhog Day

02 Feb

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – 

keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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!

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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:

  1. IF it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early.
  2. 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.
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22 responses to “National Groundhog Day

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/02/2018 at 1:56 am

    I think in case of sun we should eat the groundhog after the bad weather forecast ;O)))

     
    • franhunne4u

      02/02/2018 at 2:00 am

      Well, Phenny, the groundhog is more often wrong than right, so maybe we should hope for sun …

       
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 9:34 am

      AMEN! He came out and saw his stupid shadow. More winter. Just what we wanted – NOT! XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Kinley Westie

    02/02/2018 at 2:03 am

    Yappy Groundhog Day!

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 9:35 am

      I think you and Houdini should go out on a stake out and nab the little fellow when he comes out for ransom. We want spring! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Kinley Westie

        02/02/2018 at 6:41 pm

        Sounds like a good plan to me!

         
  3. CarolMaeWY

    02/02/2018 at 3:18 am

    We will be watching ‘Groundhog Day’!

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 9:46 am

      YES! We will tonight too. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. sheilaenglehart

    02/02/2018 at 8:02 am

    More winter for the 104th time. . . Phil saw his shadow.

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 10:07 am

      Lowers head and shivers. Make winter go away. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Kate Crimmins

    02/02/2018 at 10:15 am

    It was drizzly here so he better not have seen in shadow or he’s stew! I get passionate about spring.

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 1:02 pm

      Darn it. He saw his shadow here. I’m so excited – NOT! I need me some warmer weather for my pot-belly. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Kate Crimmins

        02/02/2018 at 1:23 pm

        I need me some warm weather to calm my raging annoyance!

         
  6. Amy

    02/02/2018 at 11:50 am

    Yep, I never understood that shadow logic. I’m just ready for warm weather to come and to stay.

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 1:03 pm

      Amen my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. speedyrabbit

    02/02/2018 at 12:26 pm

    Hoppy Ground Hog day,xx Speedy

     
  8. Ladybuggz

    02/02/2018 at 2:49 pm

    We seen the sun peek a bit this morn, what a foreign entity! Vancouver tied its 1953 record for the number of rainy days in November, with 27 out of 30 days seeing some precipitation. January I think it rained every day, and I think this is the first sun of Feb. So the Groundhog seeing his shadow isn’t a surprise, just a disappointment 😦 My sunglasses are collecting dust… (head shaking and tears)

     
    • Piglove

      02/02/2018 at 3:00 pm

      Please Mother Nature – get your crap together. All of us need WARM weather – not hotter than hell – just WARM weather okay. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. David

    02/02/2018 at 5:18 pm

    Watching Groundhog Day? We thought you’d be watching an afternoon full of GA repeat episodes. Don’t forget new season of Dead Files begin tomorrow night. 🙂

     
    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 9:28 am

      LOL. We watched GA all weekend and DF. It was awesome for sure!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Tails Around the Ranch

    02/04/2018 at 2:08 pm

    I find it fascinating. Spring will officially arrive in 6 weeks. Coincidence? LOL

     
    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 9:42 am

      I know! I think you may be right. There has to be some conspiracy going on with that. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       

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