Thursday, April 9, 2009


Hi Everybuddy -

Do you remember Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that apparently has the ability each February to determine whether winter will come to an immediate halt or whether it will linger for an additional 6 weeks? If the fuzzy fella sees his shadow he concludes that winter will continue. Obviously not alot of technology goes into that. As a matter of fact we suspect Phil really isn't a willing participant. Think about it. If you were napping quite happily and were abruptly pulled out of your nice warm den to face this: would you feel? I can think of about a million other things I'd rather do. Despite his protests which you can clearly see here:

"I see common sense eludes you"

....these stupid people continue to perpetuate this ridiculous sport each year. So is it any surprise Phil tried to make a break for it this week? Yep - poor Phil tried to escape 3 times from his man made den in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately he was unable to scale a wall which surrounds the enclosure. I'm thinking it might have something to do with his rather portly stature but I could be wrong:

"I'm just big boned"

We need to help this poor guy! In order to fully understand his plight I decided to pretend I was being held captive:

"This could drive a fella nuts!"

Since I do my best thinking after a brisk play session I knew what I had to do. There was no holding back. This calls for some serious thinking:

We need to put our paws together and help poor Phil out. Does anyone have a ladder?


The Thundering Herd said...

We always thought Phil a little like Rusty when we wake him up in the morning - grumpy and no desire to get out of bed. Arooooo!

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

I think Phil needs to lay off the cheese burgers. Perhaps a zoomie would help. I think John has a Ladder some where.


Tracey and Huffle said...

My dad has a HUGE ladder that even extends to be double long. Do you need me to bring it over?

Huffle Mawson

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maybe Gus The Groundhog khan bribe him with some of the dippy eggs from the khommercial on tv!


Mango said...

Phil kind of looks like me. I think that clever doggies like you should be able to liberate him. Just keep biting each other until you figure it out.


The Army of Four said...

CUTE new look to the blog, Echo!
My mom has some quilts on a ladder, but it's something called an "antique", and from the looks of it, I don't think it could support Phil. I'd recommend using Huffle's!

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

yes, we do indeed need to liberate Phil from that awful place and get him zooming. Keep up the thinking and let us know of the plan. We're always up for a good adventure. But we do not suggest that Phil come here to live. Shiloh would try to make a snack of him and that's no good.

Kathryn and Ari said...

I bet Phil would lose some weight if we all go CHASE him!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Hey all fight just like us..
Happy Easter..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, he must have a Siberian proof den! I can't wait to see what you come up with.


The OP Pack said...

We can find a ladder in the garage if that will help. Phil sure is getting bigger:)

Woos, the OP Pack

Cyber-sibes said...

Hmm, perhaps Phil neds to reassess his assets - he has a fierce set of chompers, maybe he can chew his way threw the barrier? BTW, it appears woo are having a lot of fun at your think-tank. Keep up the good wowrk!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack aa-roo

Lady Kaos said...

Poor Phil. we have a couple ladders, let me know if you need them.

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr ECHO
I will a cargo net do? Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

HaRooooo Echo!
Thank woo fur visitin' my blog and all da vibes fur my speedy recovery. I is feeling better a little bit efurryday.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, where'd you go? Are you coming back?

Lorenza said...

I miss you!
I hope everything is ok!
Kisses and hugs