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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!
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.
This picture tells you absolutely everything you need to know about how hot it is here in the south of Georgia. The heat index this week has been torturous. Just moving it seems to make sweat and heat. Even mom/dad says it is like living in a walk in sauna. There are *those* peeps that say don’t complain because winter will be here soon. Then there are *those* peeps like my mom/dad who absolutely love the winter. Not the ice, snow close down school/businesses cold but the 60’s or 50’s temps outside. Now that is weather my mom/dad LOVE. As they peeps say, you can always put on clothes to stay warm but you can’t keep taking off clothes to get cool. Well you could but dad said you might get arrested outdoors. Hilarious huh? Speaking of dad, now I leave you with Jokes with Daddy. Hope you have a great weekend sweet friends ❤
I SO CAN’T WAIT!! It’s time for this little piggy to come out of some hibernation and start moving again. I miss the days of running throughout the Hotel Thompson and
chasing playing with Hemi and Houdini. I just know they’ve missed me too.
And with Spring – you know what else comes – all the wonderful fruits of the season. Oh, it makes my little mouth water so much.
Is everybody with me on this Spring thing??
XOXO – Bacon
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!
Yep – this is what we are like here in sweet Atlanta, Georgia. ONE snowflake and we shut down all business. The weather people were projecting a ‘wintery mix’ starting yesterday evening into late night. Heck, moms work even sent everyone home around 2pm. Mom came home and it was cold – around 31-32 degrees.
After mom got home, it started to drizzle rain. You know the kind of rain that is cold and miserable that makes driving a little iffy with sliding. So last night we all went to bed kind of early. Personally I think mom/dad were looking forward to the great southern Snowmageddon 2017.
This morning mom jumped out of bed like a little kid, ran to the front room and opened the front door in anticipation. Lowers head in disgust and somewhat laughter over mom’s reaction. I’m sharing some pics I took. Don’t laugh ok. The entire town shut down here.
Cartoon taken from Pinterst