Feb 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day!


I'm a sucker for a good groundhog. And Phil is a good groundhog!

Although they look remarkably like our Canadian marmots, and are of the marmot group of large ground squirrels, groundhogs (or woodchucks) are a much larger critter than our local furry friends. And you know what larger means! Larger....brains! All the better to predict weather with, of course!

And use a cellphone. Apparently Phil can text! And you know I would be in line to receive that message - so I registered here, and am awaiting a report from Phil from his post on Gobblers Knob.

He'd better have good news!

13 comments:

halloween spirit said...

I'm awaiting the report from Shubenacadie Sam, our local groundhog. He's usually not very brave. I'm anticipating much more winter :(

faerwillow said...

~unbelievable...a groundhog who can text too...quite the amazing little guy is he...might have to do this with my little ones...i think they would rather enjoy a message from a furry one...thanks for passing this along...brightest imbolc blessings and happy groundhogs day to you~

Jeanne said...

How does he text without thumbs? Or do groundhogs have thumbs?
Keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy Spring arrival .......

Suzie said...

When you have claws like that, you don't need thumbs! lol We have our own resident groundhog that has numerous hidey holes throughout my garden. It is snowing here, so if my buddy were to come out today, no shadow! I have a feeling though, that we'll still have more winter, no matter what he predicts.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

OMG, is there nothing Phil can't do?

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Well I guess it is 6 more weeks of bad weather according to Phil... should have known.... yet I have a question do you go with Phil who is on the east coast or do you go by a local critter... I guess I am scraping at any reason for spring to come..

Dede said...

Do you think Phil could be wrong? Six more weeks? ugh.... Have a Blessed Imbolc Rue!

(((HUGS)))

HappyCrone said...

well for those of us on the West Coast, we have a lovely little hedgehog at the Portland Zoo! I rather doubt he saw his shadow today!

TMC said...

More winter?! Oh Phil, I'm so disappointed...

mxtodis123 said...

Our little guy is called Staten Island Chuck, and he predicted an early spring. Last year he bit the mayor when he was trying to coax him out. That was too funny and made for a lot of joking this morning.
Mary

motheralice said...

Our Buckeye Chuck is in agreement with Staten Island Chuck on the early spring. IMHO majority rules- Spring is on its way! ;)

Jessica Cangiano said...

A great many happy Groundhog Day wishes to you, too, sweet soul!

I agree entirely with you about groundhogs resembling our Canadian marmots and am reminded of the ones that come out to sun themselves on the concert that lines the River Channel :)

Wishing you a splendid Thursday & blissfully wonderful month of February!
♥ Jessica

Bridgett said...

Oopsy. Is Phil on your bad side now? LOL

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