Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day?

Today is Groundhog Day. Why in the world would a day be set aside for a gigantic hamster? Probably cause they are cute. For our friends around the world who never heard of such a thing here are the details--

informed us: Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2. It is held in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

What the heck. Get down Lil, so he doesn't see us. Why do we need a weather person if we have gigantic hamsters predicting the weather. This whole thing is crazy.
Do you guys celebrate any day for gigantic animals?
Benny & Lily


  1. Hi Lily and Benny. It took me 87 mins. to find you in all those stuffies!!! At furst I thought they might have UN-stuffed YOU!! Whew!
    It was really cloudy here this morning. No GroundRat shadows in my neck of the woods. YIPPPPEEEEE.
    Grrrreat info packed post today. Thanks!!

  2. hope the ground hog will predict an early spring---brrrrr-i've been cold since october---

  3. Woof! YAH! it can be very confusing ... Well, Phil saw his shadow so 6 more weeks of winter. It is actually snowing I'm headed out n play. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. We thinks the giant gerbil is cute! Or is it a hamster? Whatever it is, we wants to chase it around the yard....

    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  5. We don't think the groundhog will see his shadow here today. But according to the official website, Puxatony Phil saw his shadow today predicting 6 more weeks of bad weather.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrliegh and Java

  6. Love your header pic with all the cute stuffies you can play with. We heard there was gonna be 6 more weeks of winter weather. WE are ready for the nice stuff.
    Thanks for visiting us.
    Ernie, Sasha, Chica

  7. We celebrate Groundhog Day BIG TIME at Ao4 HQs! Stop by the blog and see why! Ha rooooo!
    Tail wags,

  8. never understood this day. with all the lights on him, of course he will see his shadow. And how do we know he is reacting to it?

  9. Yeah, we celebrate PUG DAY 365 days a year over here at Chez Crazy!!!!

    You and Lily look like E.T. hiding out in the stuffies!!

    Mom wanted me to tell you that she used to have one of these Fat Hog things that lived in her backyard when she was younger and used to feed it dog food (before she had a dog!) HAHAHAHAHA!

    Happy GH Day!


  10. Happy Groundhogs Day, Benny & Lily
    We hope spring is around the corner.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  11. Wow, I just love the pics that your Mom takes! Is she a pro pup photog? If not she should be!

    Well, we sure don't need 6 more weeks of winter here in Oregon, but what are we going to do about it?

    Hugs, Tessa

  12. Yikes. You got me. I was anxiously waiting for your blog to load when instead of your adorable faces, I was faced with the gigantic hamster! Warning next time please BOL (yes, I did get a glimpse of you in the last photo, but only a glimpse)

  13. Any excuse for a holiday. Happy Groudhog Day :)

  14. Our former Runaway Governor, Sarah Palin, declared last year (when she was still Governor) that in Alaska, February 2 would be called MARMOT DAY instead of Groundhog Day. Maybe that is because we have no groundhogs. If we did, they would be rogue hogs!! hehehehehe Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle, (as dictated to their mom). xoxo

  15. Maybe Lilly could lend him her pit-bull shadow from yesterday! Oh wait, that means we have 6 more weeks of winter - what am I thinking?? Not that you there in sunny CA can hardly tell the difference!!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  16. They are also khalled whistlepigs!

    Thank woo fur sharing fur those not familiar with the khustom!


  17. NO groundhog would have seen its shadow in Ill. So maybe in PA there will be winter and hopefully in ILL it will be springy, birds chirping and gettin,, green. We will see!!

    Looking for spring

  18. thats a huge twee rat on steroids

  19. You guys are really sneaky; I don't think he saw you

  20. We don't know too much about him but.... 6 more weeks of winter?? That is a lot!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. I thought it was a big mouse!
    And I heard it lived in Pennsylvania.
    What the heck? What about the mouse in Hawaii?So more winter is what your saying?

  22. Happy Groundhog Day to you - interesting post!
    That new Header pic made us laugh - we reckon your mom is passing you two off as stuffies!
    Very cute

  23. We got snow last night and this morning! The groundhog was right! whoooooohooooooo

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  24. Mom grew up about a half hour from where that overgrown rat lives in PA. She has even seen him live in person!


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