Friday, February 3, 2017

Ground Hog Day

Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your trusty doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I was going to post this Ground Hog Day treatise yesterday, but our internet went out. Then ghostwriter had to go to work. Please note, my blogging friends, that I'm a bit behind on reading and commenting on your posts. Hopefully I'll catch up on the weekend which ghostwriter has off, and hopefully the internet stays ON.

Yesterday marked the annual tradition of waking up an innocent ground hog from his winter hibernation so that he can decide if he sees his shadow or not. 

We don't put much faith in this as a kind of weather prediction around here, because it can be sunny one minute, and cloudy then next. We don't even trust ghostwriter's weather app on her cell phone! According to that, we should be buried in snow by now!

Dogs of C-Kennel

I have only met a ground hog (also called a woodchuck) once in my life. Several years ago, one decided to venture into our yard. I have yet to figure out why critters like bunnies, or woodchucks would want to come into my yard. It has a fence all around it, and is well marked with over twenty years of doggie pee! Well, Joey dog and I found that old woodchuck right away and chased him into a bush next to the back door of the garage. He was not a very nice character! He turned around and started hissing at us. But then he bolted into the back door of the garage. Ghostwriter didn't want us doggies getting hurt, so she shut us out of there, and then called Dad to tell him we had a woodchuck in the garage. Now Dad has a big crate full of old lumber, that's got wheels on it. The woodchuck ducked underneath that. Where ever they moved that crate, the woodchuck followed, even when they opened the front garage door. Sibling number four (Jason) decided to come out and see what all the excitement was about. The woodchuck ran right between his legs and out the front door! We have not seen a woodchuck in our yard since then!

In other news, as you can see, we do have a bit of snow. 

Yes, it's delicious too.

February is a busy month for this family. Yesterday was Dad's birthday, and day before was oldest of the four sibling (John's) birthday. Later this month will be Ryan's birthday (when he makes that trip into outer space) and sibling number two (Joanna's) birthday as well. Oh, and don't forget angel Joey dog's birthday on the 15th! Since Dad and ghostwriter are in medical professions, they often had to work on birthdays and holidays, so we're quite used to postponing celebrations until everybody has a day off. We'll probably have cake this Sunday.

And now,  I'll post a couple pictures of me doing zoomies in the snow: 



  1. Oh Chester do I ever 100% agree with you on not putting too much faith in the ground know why. He is 3rd cousin to a squirrel and you know squirrels delight in taunting us. Mom says if it is February there will be winter no matter what the rodent says.
    Happy Happy Birthday to everyone
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. The most accurate weather is when you look outside and see it
    Lily & Edward

  3. That groundhog dood that visited yur place don't sound too brite. If the weather forecaster dood is related, I shur don't put any stock in his prediction!

  4. I wish that groundhog lived in my yard so I could hunt him down!

  5. Is a woodchuck like a mouse? I like chasing mice, even the big ones, although I don't always catch them!

    Miss Oswin from Norway

    PS: happy belated birthday to your dad from all of us here in Norway

  6. Your snow looks wonderful to us - can we come and play too?

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  7. That Ground Hog/Wood Chuck/WHISTLE PIG... LIES... Spring won't get to OUR house until JULY at this rate... We have had 18" of SNOW in ONE WEEK... YOU are welcome to come get Every Bit of IT... there are PILES OF IT EVERYWHERE... and it is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeZING COLD.
    OMD OMD Happy Belated Birfday to your DAD... and Happy Birfday IN ADVANCE to the rest of your family. February is gonna be a FUN MONTH fur YOU and your Family.

  8. Crikey ..... no-one trusts that groundhog bloke, aye?? I thought he knew what he was talking about but it seems I'm delusional. Sounds like you've got a busy month coming up. All those birthdays ..... all at once ..... hope you've got the ice-cream all ready. You're going to need heaps of it, aye??

  9. We don't think too much of that ground hog either. It's sure been nice to zoom around our yard with the snow we have too. Of course we wish we had a bit more snow too.

  10. I wish we had snow. It's been WEEKS since we've had snow and this is CHICAGO, in WINTER. HELLO!!!!

    Abby Lab

  11. You look so happy enjoying your snow, Chester! Happy Birthday to those in your family who are celebrating!

  12. Hailey has caught and killed a groundhog and Phod has caught and been gentle with 2. We have several in our yard, but we didn't dig them up for a weather prediction!

  13. We had a groundhog in our old backyard. We called him Big Boy. He didn't know enough to come out of the rain. So I don't tryst anything this Phil says about the weather. He is completely unqualified

  14. Birthday greetings to all who had or will have one of those milestones in their lives. Feb 1 was my Opa's birthday...he would have been 96. He always liked me and even let me sit on his lap when I was a puppy:)

    We had snow but its all gone now.
    Boo to groundhogs. I have had too many of those dudes in my yard...and some even tried to dig a nest near our foundation. Bad, bad bad. They did make one under our shed...BAD!
    I have snagged me one of those once, and got to roll in a dead one, BOL! Petcretary was not too pleased, but it was fun to have flies buzzing all around me cause then I got to try and catch those too:)

    Winter?? It was in the 40's here today...we are going to be in for a rude shock I presume sometime soon...