AP News Flash Feb. 2, 2010 (Groundhog Day):
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The groundhog has spoken. And it's bad news.
Punxsutawney Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.
Bad news??? Bad news for who??? Rottweilers LOVE winter. When we told our three Rotts this morning that they could look forward to 6 more weeks of winter and the possibility of more snow their ears perked up with excitement and I thought I saw a smile cross their faces.
We have had several weeks of cold temperatures since Thanksgiving but our area has been deprived of much of the white stuff that makes winter exciting and beautiful. Since we all watch television together our Rottweilers were all very excited to hear about the huge snowfall that came eastward last week but it passed right below us and clobbered Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolina's. Can you imagine the irony? If you wanted to enjoy the snow you'd have to travel South. The only decent snow we got here was just after New Years and the boys made the most of it. It was only about 6 inches deep but it stayed on the ground for more than a week.
So now all we have to do is sit back and wait. The temperature is above freezing right now but it is expected to get a little colder next week. If it does snow again it will help us save money on gas because then we won't have to make unnecessary car trips just to keep everyone happy.