Groundhog Day Flash Back!

Just like the movie of the same name, yes, you have seen this before if you were following us last year. We liked the post and decided to post it again. (Plus, we are lazy!)


Happy Groundhog Day All!

I have always had an issue with Ground Hog Day which is celebrated in the U.S. and Canada.  Supposedly, if the groundhog emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow, that means there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, then we will have an early Spring.

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Why do I have an issue with Groundhog Day?

Because Spring begins March 20th (some years it  begins on  March 21st),  if you do the math, that is SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER regardless (slightly more).  Then, depending on where you live, Spring NEVER starts until after April 14th, (in the Midwest we have had a number of significant snowstorms the first week of April!)...thus making Groundhog Day and the skewed opinion of the Groundhog useless.

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Found on Pinterest, it was pinned by someone else from Found on

 ‘Nuff Said!

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  1. I WANTS Spring! Well, I’d settle fur sum dry weathers so I can get out fur sum serious walkies and dry paws
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
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  2. I think this year the groundhog should close his eyes, so he can’t see any shadows…. I want to spring around in spring like we all :o)
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  3. Well let’s give this a workout. You and I take Fred and Dakota wait for the right moment have them chase that rodent up a tree. Let’s see if it will shorten winter weather.

  4. Puppydoc thinks that you look very charming as a grounddog, Dakota! 🙂

  5. we agree and you n=know – I doubt a groundhog can actually turn its head enough to look over its shoulder 🙂
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  6. Emma says:

    I have an issue with the world listening to a critter when they should be hunting it! You make an awesome Groundhog!
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  7. hahahaha love it!!
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  8. Two French Bulldogs says:

    We definitely prefer your version of the groundhog
    Lily & Edward

  9. I agree…six more weeks of winter. It’s always six more weeks of winter on groundhog day.

    Have a woof woof day Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  10. I say you keep with tradition and post this each Groundhogs Day.

  11. Hahah… well, I think the weather is kind of wonky right now anyways. I don’t even know what season it is down here anymore. It’s been 80 degrees for the past 3 or 4 days. What the heck? You make a great groundhog Dakota!

  12. Kismet says:

    You forgot to mention that the groundhog knows more than the pretty faces doing the TV weather.
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  13. Happy Groundhog Day to you all!
    Hope you are going to predict some sunshine Dakota.
    Dip and Elliot x

  14. I missed this post last year, so was excited to see it this year., You are absolutely right. We end up with 6 more weeks of winter no matter how you look at it. We have a groundhog in Sun Prairie, WI too, and he isn’t any more accurate than the one in PA. They most have started this insane holiday because it broke up the winter and gave people something to look forward to. Dumb!
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  15. We are still hoping for an early Spring!
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  16. I have to agree. Although Punxsutawney Phil is pretty cute (especially with Dakota’s face!), I’ve never quite understood the point of Groundhog Day. Like you said, it’s technically going to be at least 6 more weeks until Spring whether or not the little guy sees his shadow. And I know exactly what you’re talking about when it comes to the arrival of Spring in the Midwest…
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  17. The first day of spring is my birthday so it is the only season that I know what date it begins. LOL! I trust our Weather Lab on Mondays more than a rodent. ☺
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  18. I have always thought it is the hope of an early Spring. 🙂 This year we have not really had winter.

  19. Toby says:

    You look so cute as a groundhog!!!

  20. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    I worked with a teacher who was REALLY into groundhog day. It was her favorite holiday…..I don’t get it.

    SHe came to school dressed like a ground hog. It was really bizzare. Maybe it would’ve worked in elementary school….but 9th grade English?

  21. BOL! You are much cuter than any groundhog we’ve seen around here!
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  22. I think it’s all just wishful thinking on our part and the poor groundhog gets a bad rap!
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  23. You, know growlmy has pondered that same thought many times, BOL!

    Silly varmints, why do they have to pester them and drag them out of their dens anyway. Those pesky critters are not welcome in my yard!! Grrr, I have chased many of them, and even caught some, OMD!!

    And yes, spring is not usually here till almost summer time, OMD!!

  24. Haha Dakota you look so funny in that groundhog suit! I don’t pay much attention to groundhogs predicting the weather…then again this last couple of years you can’t pay attention to the calendar or the weather forecasters either…
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  25. Elaine says:

    I missed this one the first time, so I’m glad you decided to post it again! The way it feels here in Ohio right now, I think spring is almost here.
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  26. Well, yes, BUT it’s a fun tradition. So says Mom, who lived in PA several times and is a Penn State grad.
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  27. Our weather has been so weird this winter anyway, so I feel like whatever we get is what we get. Ha. 🙂
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  28. I love that movie – and love this post. That picture made me laugh1 🙂 And, yeah, Groundhog Day is a pretty silly thing, isn’t it??
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  29. Monika says:

    Image my surprise to learn they pick whether or not he sees his shadow IN ADVANCE of Feb. 2. I cried. Is there nothing sacred anymore? 😉
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