Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day!

February 2 is the day we all wait
to see if winter is almost over.

Every year the world turns its attention to learn
 the prediction of Punxsutawney Phil.
(He is a groundhog that lives in Pennsylvania....)
At sunrise, if Phil sees his shadow,
legend has it that we can expect
six more weeks of winter weather.
No shadow indicates an early spring.

Well, Phil, it's all in your paws now!

Later -- Remington --
I hope we have a little more winter
-- out!

News Alert!

This just in....

Punxsutawney Phil
predicts early spring.

Punxsutawney Phil made his 125th annual
weather forecast at approximately 7:25 a.m.
in front of thousands of revelers
on a tiny hill in Pennsylvania.

After Phil emerged at about dawn Wednesday,
his handlers announced that the animal failed
to see his shadow and is therefore
predicting an early spring.

Well done, Phil!


Martha and Bailey said...

Well we would like winter to be over Remington, at least the humans would.
When we were out our walk yesterday it was bitterly cold and we think more snow is on the way here - Spring will come soon!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The York area groundhogs will be furry wet when it is their time to be pulled from their slumber!

I wonder how good wet groundhog smells?


Max the Quilt Cat said...

Phil.... do a good job for us....

pawhugs, Max

Maggie Mae said...


My mom is SO ready fur spring, but I luvs da snow! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Gus said...

Never fear my dear, you know you will have snow for the HS basketball championship playoffs, right?


Minna Krebs said...

Think Spring, Phil!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Hey Remington ... Did you say you want more winter? Not ME ... I'm very happy Phil did not see his shadow. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

jen said...

Sherman and Leroy hope they have a lot more of winter left too:)

Sandra said...

they just showed your pal Phil on the news and it is good news he did NOT see his shadow... spring is on the way

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Rem..what a handsome picture of you!!!
We heard on the news that Phil did not see his shadow...but they let him out pretty darn early.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Priscilla said...

We hope Phil knows how to make all dogs and humans happy at the same time!

Gloria said...

I figured with all the bad weather around, he wouldn't see his shadow. I know a lot of people will be happy for an early spring!!

BRUTUS said...

No kidding!!! We're iced in, so Spring can't come soon enough!!!

Brutus & Carmen

Anonymous said...

It may be over in 6 weeks but those can be a looong 6 weeks!

Anonymous said...

yey...springtime... We're tired of this weather!!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

We're hoping that he's right, because we've just about had it with this winter! Matter of fact, Mom says we're boycotting winter right now, BOL!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

3 doxies said...

Well thank dogness fur an early spring! But, I still want some snow just one more time and I wanna Ground Hog too since I am askin' fru stuff.

PS: Love dat foto of you!

Anonymous said...

Ohh dat is happi makin news fur sure

Frankie Furter said...

Good News from Gobbler's Knob fur sure!!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

You mean.......WINTER IS OVER! I hasn't seen my furst snowflake yet!

Mr. Pip said...

I sure hope he is right! We got 20 inches (and counting) of snow last night.

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

So glad Phil saw his shadow!! We're with Puddles, we want one more snow before Spring. We've just had rain. We don't want the Snowmaggedon though!

Elyse and Riley

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That news makes us very happy. We haven't had much snow here but just bitterly cold temperatures most of this winter. An early spring sounds great nice! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Given the current weather in big parts of the States at the moment, that is good news indeed!

Hey Rem! #1 and I watched a TV programme last night about Newfies who work with lifeguards in the Italian lakes, and jump into the water from great heights (helicopters) to save people. Awesome!!!


The Mama Monster said...

Yay for early spring!!!!!!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Way to go Phil! We are ready!


Mr. Nubbin'

Ms. ~K said...

Our Southern style Phil, General Beauregard Lee, predicted early spring here too!
We are soooo ready!!!


Corbin said...

I sure do hope he's right!!

Junior and Orion said...


It's a good thing you weren't standing near Phil, he would have seen your shadow, and then six more weeks of Winter. Let's hope that he is actually right and the weather calms down now!

soggibottom said...

Or not !
Remmington... want some ice cream ?
:-) lots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM :-) x x x

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Hooray for Phil, the sunshine can't come soon enough!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

FiveSibesMom said...

Remington, forget Phil, you look absolutely handsome in that first snow pic!

Sagira said...

We LOVE Phil today...early spring sounds SO nice right about now.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Does this mean that early spring will start tomorrow? Mom wants to know!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Ginny said...

Yes!!! Sorry for you, Rem, but happy for us!! Once again, my intrepid reporter friend, an excellent job of keeping me informed before I even saw it on the news!!

Marilyn said...

I am READY for warmer days! A high for the day of -3 (yesterday)is too cold for me. Even our high of 10 today is too CHILLY. ♥♫

Cat Mandu said...

I really do like you, Remington--but how much longer are you going to send me snow?

whitty23 said...

remington, whatttt??? more winter! no way!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dad says HE wants a job where once a year he wakes up, sticks his head outside and announces whether or not he sees his shadow, gets photographed alot, and then gets to just hang out until the next year!

Sam said...

As much as Mom doesn't like the cold, she never likes to hear that prediction. It just means we are another day closer to 120 degree days!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We know there are a lot of peeps out there who really need winter to be done - we understand. All we can say is we are thrilled that we got this round of snow - it is awesome.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

No shadow!
Spring is coming... and I am happy for that!
Take care, Remington!
Kisses and hugs

Holly and Khady said...

We're hoping he's wrong and we keep getting more snow and cold!

Holly & Khady

SquirrelQueen said...

Way to go Phil, spring does sound good right now. But then we have had very little snow, I wouldn't mind one more pile of the white flakes before spring.

Anonymous said...

Good ol' Phil! Knew we could all count on him :D

Waggin at ya,