First, a few belated cheerful wish to you:
Happy Lunar New Year!
Hopefully you celebrated responsibly.
I would expect nothing else from all of you glorious and glamorous folks.
So now it is the Year of the Tiger.
Do you have a favorite tiger?
Tiger Mask IV is the current leader in my clubhouse.
Well he is a Japanese professional wrestler.
And now you know as much as I do about him.
Honestly, the favorite tiger in our house is probably Hobbes.
Mrs. Shife and the kids are big fans of his adventures with Calvin.
And now a terrible segue:
Happy Groundhog's Day!
Did you see the furry forecaster's prediction?
Color me not surprised that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and we get 6 more weeks of winter.
Not cool, Phil.
But just like anything else, if you want a different answer, the Internet will provide.
Charles G. Hogg aka Staten Island Chuck emerged from his burrow to see no shadow and an early spring.
You're my boy, Chuck!
More predictions from other four-legged meteorologists:
General Beauregard Lee from Georgia - Early spring.
The General got promoted to Admiral Awesome!
Buckeye Chuck from Ohio - Early spring.
Balzac Billy from Alberta, Canada - Six more weeks.
More like Buttzac Billy!
Fred la marmotte is from Quebec, Canada - Six more weeks.
Fred is dead to me!
Shubenacadie Sam is from Nova Scotia, Canada - Six more weeks.
Sam I am not happy with you!
Stormy Marmot is from Colorado - Early spring.
All hail Stormy! Long may he reign!
Wiarton Willie is from Ontario, Canada - Early spring.
Will he? You can bet his sweet Canadian ground hog butt he will.
Hope the rest of your first week of February goes well and I will talk to you later.
Since last week's duck butt bite was a hit, here's another GIF of a bird being a dick:
I am better than I was. I will be better than I am.
I will persevere. I will keep moving forward. I will be the stream.
I'll just poke my head out from under the covers every day and see if it's winter or spring.ReplyDelete
And either way, I'll crawl back under.
Nothing wrong with that, Bob. I feel like I am having more and more days like this. Really, really ready for warmer weather.Delete
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Looks like early spring wins if you believe a huge mutant squirrel can predict the weather. :)ReplyDelete
They are more believable than the mutants in DC.Delete
The groundhog results make me start to doubt the science behind those predictions. lolReplyDelete
I completely missed the lunar new year. There were no fireworks here so I think all the neighbours missed it too :) Did you have something good to eat to celebrate?
Nothing out of the ordinary, jenny_o. We wore red as Mrs. Shife told us that was the good luck color this year.Delete
I'm with Bob! Well, not with with, but in thought.ReplyDelete
I have a ground hog living in my backyard. I'll trap him and send him to you then you can start doing your own predictions!ReplyDelete
I am on board, Mike.Delete
I tend to ignore lying, untrustworthy rodents. Makes voting easier.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good plan, Debby.Delete
I think you have to side with your local groundhog. I loved Calvin and Hobbes, the artist who drew the strip was a very interesting character himself. Held his ground and never let commercialism take over his work.ReplyDelete
I don't know that much about the author but I will have to investigate. Thanks for sharing, Bathwater.Delete
We did not hear about Buckeye Chuck this year because the weather folks were trying to frighten us with Snowstorm Landon. Years ago, I posted about a crow that was harassing a deer in my yard! It was the craziest animal thing I’ve ever witnessed.ReplyDelete
Hope the snowstorm isn't as dreadful as they are saying it will be.Delete
Come on spring - please!! Those mean bird GIFs are the best lol!ReplyDelete
I will take anything above freezing at this point, Martha.Delete
My favorite tiger to stream has to be Joe Exotic! Hobbes is my favorite to read though.ReplyDelete
I think I have Joe Exotic fatigue, Ed, but that might change if Nic Cage plays him in an upcoming series.Delete
I won't be happy until the first bulbs start flowering, to tell you the truth.ReplyDelete
We had a foot of snow between yesterday and today here and I earned a snow day. Lucky!
Also, Hobbes is the GOAT.
Happy Snow Day, Sixpence!Delete
Great Tiger in Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Hands down my favorite. I give you much respect for Tiger Mask though.ReplyDelete
I've been lurking and haven't commented lately, but still keeping tabs on you my friend. Occasionally I get the urge to blog again, but don't have the desire to have my ex keeping tabs through it (she was).
Hello old friend. Good to hear from you. Hang in there and stay in touch.Delete
I was going to mention Buckeye Chuck (I am a Buckeye!), but I see you found him already.ReplyDelete
Buckeye Chuck is one of the good guys this year.Delete
It's been cold here in the mornings but not 3 feet of snow cold.ReplyDelete
I am done with the snow.Delete
Thanks for listing all of the four legged meteorologists, I had no idea there were so many. Oh, and the dogs are on your side, they want an early spring, so I told 'em "yeah, it'll be early, it should be here in about 6 weeks."ReplyDelete
Always glad to help out, Dave R. Good to know the dogs have my back.Delete
Overall our winter has not been bad but by Feb I'm ready for spring.ReplyDelete
Me as well, kden.Delete
It's hard to decide between Tony the Tiger (my first halloween mask was him) and Hobbes. As for groundhogs, if you want a favorable weather report, pick one from anywhere but Western PA. I was shocked after moving there to learn that Pittsburgh only received 48 clear days a year. Chance of that rodent seeing his shadow is slim.ReplyDelete
Another reason not to visit Western PA.Delete
new blog address https://yellerdawggranny.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
I don't understand how asking a rodent about the calendar is a 'thing'. OF COURSE there are six more weeks of winter, it's friggin' February. Can't make the calendar advance itself, now can we?ReplyDelete
Although when we have children, time goes pretty damn fast, so there's that.
We live in a a very strange country.Delete
I hope we have an early spring!ReplyDelete
You and me both, JM!Delete
Milltown Mel, one of our NJ groundhogs died before the prediction day... I don't know what that could mean, but it's probably not good. LOLReplyDelete