Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I Heart Groundhogs

I know you think it's all about the cat these days, and well, you're right, but surprise(!) they are not my most favoritest of animals. They're in the top 5 to be certain, but the number one spot is occupied by 2 animals. The elephant and...the groundhog. Yes, the bane of farmers and golf course owners alike holds a sweet spot in my heart. Just look at how cute they are! And if you've ever seen a groundhog/woodchuck waddle at full speed across a lawn, you'd be swooning too.

What do I love most about these big rodents? Their beyond-comprehension-ability to go into true hibernation (they go underground by late October in my neck of the woods) and their fastidious cleanliness, with separate toilet chambers in their underground housing. Magnificent. They are the epitome of big surprises in small, disdained packages.

I'm all about the underdog.

Or in this case, the underhog.

Happy Groundhog Day!

{photo courtesy of: justcallmesandy.stumbleupon.com}


  1. HA! Well, they are cute until they eat all the flowers out of your flowerbed like they do around here. :D

    Happy Ground Hog day, Graciel.

  2. Love me some "Hog"! The little buggers are all about the cycle of death-rebirth and dreaming! Nice Totem critter to have and they are so darn cute!

  3. I like them. Once I was in Canada for the first time and I didn't know what the screaking was....yep it was a groundhog...since then I do love them.

    Happy day to you too.
    Hugs Dagmar

  4. The groundhogs/woodchucks around here are enormous. I have, somewhere, a photo of one peeking in my window; this creature comes right up to the window and watches us. I do wish Punxsutawney Phil had not seen his shadow, though; we're in for 12+ inches of snow on Friday. Adorable picture! Maybe I can find my photo and scan it to the computer.


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