Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Groundhog Day

Did you see your shadow this morning when you rose from bed? No? Let's hope the local groundhog didn't either or it'll be six more weeks of winter. Brrr... I shiver just thinking about it.

The lovely little beastie on the left has a body perfectly made for digging in the dirt and burrowing. On Feb 2nd each year, when the local groundhog at the zoo pops out of his/her burrow, the world waits to see whether the groundhog notices its shadow. If it does - six weeks of winter; if not, an early spring.

Personally, I'd rather put my faith in a cat. They don't much care whether it's raining or shining, so long as they get their three squares, a few snacks, a scratch behind the ear, and a long undisturbed nap. Ah, that's the life. In fact, there's not much better!

 Here are a few more animal-related holidays to enjoy this year. I'd like to know how to celebrate the respect-a-chicken month though. Any ideas?

It's National Month of...
Adopt-a-Rescued-Bird Month: (January)
Pet Dental Health Month: (February)
Adopt-a-Rescued Rabbit Month: (February)
Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month: (March)
Dolphin Awareness Month (March)
Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month: (March)
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month: (April)
World Habitat Awareness Month -
Learn how to protect the havitat of all Earth's creatures.
Zoo and Aquarium Month (April)
Disaster Preparedness Month: (June)
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month: (June)
Adopt-a-Cat Month: (June)
Zoo and Aquarium Month (June)
Wild About Wildlife Month: (July)
National Catfish Month: (August) Food or Fish?
Adopt-a-dog Month: (October)
Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month: (October)
Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month: (November)


Cara Bristol said...

Reminds me my cats are due for a teeth-cleaning!

Savanna Kougar said...

Wow, I adore my critters, but all that seems really silly... the month things.

Any groundhog here is likely buried beneath the snow... hope they're all okay!