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September 3, 2018

Groundhog Day

by Christine

Thoughts, oh my it’s like they never stop running through my mind,  like this one……………….

Groundhogs,  to me they are a cute fat creature that loves to come out from time to time, snag a bit of grass or such and the minute they think somebody is near, they literally waddle back to the brush, woods or their den for cover.

But I think they are so cute…  Yes, they have wreaked havoc to our yard in places, with all their tunnels.  We have lots of flowers, shrubs, and trees, so bless their hearts, and ours too…. 

Oh, but back to the groundhogs…..

We have two in our neighborhood, I call them both Chuck …. don’t ask me why that name…… It’s just what I thought of, the first time I saw one.

One lives down near our entrance into the subdivision in the tall grass and brush.  You can usually spot him in the evening.   I’ve actually turned in and saw him up in the distance and just sat there and watched him for a moment.  He’d just be eating away, but as you inch up a little way…. well….. that fat little thing will raise up tall, (well actually he’s anything but little) and he’ll take off waddling back to the brush.  

Then the other one lives out in the bushes near our backyard.  Sometimes, in the evening I can be in the kitchen and look out my window and there he will be;  just nibbling his little heart out. (Well, he ain’t exactly little either).  But he’s cute too. 

I mean look at that picture up there, how can you not think that is cute?  He’s sitting out in a field of clover, just where God meant for him to be.


But then….. there are the groundhogs we keep for Groundhog Day..

Have you ever stopped to think about how they must feel if they are the ones chosen to be the mascot if you will…..

I mean, God made them to live out in nature……. then somebody goes and gets this crazy idea to drag them out of a den every groundhog day to see if Spring is here…   Really??????

The face on that poor old groundhog being held up above looks anything but happy…. don’t you think?

Bless their hearts, they run at the sound of anything or anybody close in their own habitat. 

But after they see their shadow or not, us crazy folks, go and hold them up in the air for all the pictures……what with flashing cameras, lights, a crowd of people, noise and hoopla.

Those poor little, fat, cute, waddling groundhogs……

Bless their hearts…. 

Just saying.

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