Wednesday, February 3, 2010

OOOOoooh Mr. Groundhog :) Can I have your Job?

So! Yesterday was Groundhog Day in Canada and the United States! So I Wikpediad it...
" 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."

Now that sounds like my kind of job! Of course there are some people that don't agree... also known as PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals... OOoops! I mean People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals). I totally believe that some things like dog fighting are completely unacceptable but I find PETA a little extreme. For this holiday, they believe that we should use robotic groundhogs and let all the ones we use out into the wild. Um....these groundhogs live in special expits, get fed special food, and are pampared just to hop out of a cage for 2 minutes and have someone check for their shadow! Please someone point me to the signup booth!

Anywaaayyy... since this a very important prediction there are around 20 Groundhogs used. However the most important ones are:
Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania;
Shubenacadie Sam of Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, Nova Scotia;
and Wiarton Willie of Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario.
They all agreed that there would be 6 more weeks of winter :)

Yes.. note the smily face! Canada NEEDS Winter! We are the winter country, and most of it is covered in lovely GREEN GRASS :P Not exactly appropriate for the 2010 Winter Olympics!!! Is that a fail or what? So we better get some snow in the next few days because we have 9 days till the Olympics and I don't think that the skiers would appreciate skiing on grass :P Just saying....

So in conclusion, I LOVE Groundhog day, this year because we need some snow... not pitiful flurries, and I would really like to be Wiarton Willie!


luna pie said...

except, can I call you Beckerton Billie instead... ??? you kill me, for real. you make me laugh so much... i hope you post every day so I can get my daily giggle. :)


Ms. Pie

Mary said...

Great post. I agree with you about PETA. They're a little too extreme for me, as well.

Bring on the snow. Thanks Mr. Groundhog!

Anonymous said...

"They live in expits" Thanks 4 the laugh BB.
Assume you meant exibits

Love Mom