Ground Hog Friday

Today is Ground Hog Day where a certain pudgy rodent named Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will predict whether Spring will be arriving early. Here’s a little background on this event celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, according to Wikipedia:

“A select group, called the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, takes care of Phil year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the Inner Circle are recognizable by their top hats and tuxedos. The Vice President of the Inner Circle prepares two scrolls in advance of the actual ceremony, one proclaiming six more weeks of winter and one proclaiming an early spring. At day break, on February 2, Punxsutawney Phil awakens from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, is helped to the top of the stump by his handlers, and explains to the President of the Inner Circle, in a language known as “Groundhogese”, whether or not he has seen his shadow. The President of the Inner Circle, the only person able to understand Groundhogese through his possession of an ancient acacia wood cane, then interprets Phil’s message, and directs the Vice President to read the proper scroll to the anxiously anticipating crowd gathered on Gobbler’s Knob and the masses of “phaithful phollowers” tuned in to live broadcasts around the world.”

Even though Phil is a rodent and not a meteorologist, when you’re dreaming of Springtime, it’s probably a fun diversion to take one’s mind off Winter thinking this way.

We’re predicting a pawsome weekend and hope yours is beyond grand.

Live, love, barkโฃ

41 thoughts on “Ground Hog Friday

  1. I love that little rat. It’s just a fun silly little tradition here in the Keystone state. (Oh, and I can neither confirm nor deny that I am a card-carrying member of Phil’s Phan Club.)

  2. Hehehehe. Though TECHNICALLY speaking, the ground hog is only incidental. It could be a toaster … a black furry ninja … if the object makes a shadow … it’s really up to the sun/clouds. Yes, I take everything just a TEENY BIT too literally. Though I did like that image of a certain floofy black ninja in the groundhog’s role ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. I never understood why seeing his shadow meant more winter. You would think it would be just the opposite. I am more que serรก, serรก.

  5. I had a solution for all that… we could eat the groundhog, spring starts anyway in 6 weeks… at least in the calendar :o) how about groundhog au fur with princess potatoes and glaced carrots?

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