It’s Beaver Day!

So I bet all you Canadian adorers and lovers are wondering where LeSombre is. The truth is that he is probably home by now readjusting to the frakin’ sub arctic temperature that you people seem to adore so much and performing his own version of Love Shack under the bear skin rug with someone special. So who else to cover for him during those man/dog activities but me. NYCWD from A Pile Of Dog Bones.

The groundhog (Marmota monax) is a rodent of t...Today is not just any day in the United States my dear fellow northernly neighbors. Today is in fact Groundhog’s Day. Today, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in a small town named Punxsutawney there will be a ceremony. Dragged out Emerging from the tree hovel will be the seer of seers, the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil.

Basically if Phil sees his shadow, he’s going back to bed and we will be having six more weeks of winter. If in fact Phil doesn’t see his shadow, he’s going to go frolic in the meadow and spring will be on its way early. Unfortunately, you Canadians don’t really participate in this extraordinary event. You are far wiser than us overweight McDonald‘s snacking, big car with insane amounts of pollution driving, plasma television watching, non-health care receiving Americans.

Why you ask?

Because on your behalf I am declaring today National Beaver Day! Now I know those crazy architects in Nova Scotia declare the last Friday in February as National Beaver Day already… but in case you haven’t noticed there really isn’t much you can do with an igloo architecturally. So their authority is nothing compared to the Canadian Blogosphere.

So today in Ottawa (which conveniently is LeSombre‘s hometown), Canada, we will watch as Ottawa Oliver, the contractor of contractors, the builder of builders, will emerge from his duplex dam. If in fact he sees his shadow from the sun shining up above him then that means that spring is only 16 weeks away (June 1). If in fact Ottawa Oliver does NOT see his shadow from the cloudy sky blocking the sun above him then that means that the spring thaw is only 28 weeks away (September 1).

Either way… Ottawa Oliver is going to be getting a shave…


Thus concludes my official entry into the life of a Canadian blogger. That’s right bitches. I’m now Canadian through blog post. Now where’s my free prostate exam?



  1. beaver day is a great day, and should happen every other day. The remaining days are devoted to “figure skating”.

    I’ll add that free prostate exam to the list of things to do when you come visit with Poppy. Free prostate exams are offered behind every Tim Horton’s by asking this way: Voulez-vous insérer votre doigt dans mon rectum, s’il-vous-plaît.

  2. LeSombre– You had me at Tim Horton’s!

    Poppy– But I’m a good dirty Dawg!

    Nat– Oh the horror of it! Maybe you’ll get lucky with some Indian Summer…

    Sybil– Hey, if it’s free… it’s for me!

    Avitable– Absolutely nothing other than the incredible amount of attention each rodent gets from their respective countries.

    Sarcastica– Actually the groundhogs are rather snobbish towards their blue collar dam building cousins… so your right about that.

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