Greetings From Ruffy on Groundhog Day Noreen Tyers

Greetings From Ruffy on Groundhog Day Noreen Tyers


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A bit of Utter nonsense on Ground Hog Day 2019

Ruffy and Groundhog Day

Well here we are groundhog Day, February 2nd, you know I have been thinking this will be my first Groundhog Day with the Mistress.  You know it has been cold, my duty calls have been short and somewhat rushed. Oh Well maybe, just maybe we will be able to start warming up soon.

As a wee dog I sometimes wonder how the mind of a human works, they seem to worship the sun and are always looking for those sunny days.  It seems to be more apparent after a few days of miserable cold winter days. Just have them suffer through a few days of below freezing weather, and the sun becomes a God.  The first day it appears after a cold spell they almost bow down to it’s appearance.

Mind you in some instances they just meander outside when the sun appears and hell it is still freezing cold.  Now I had an incident happen today, the Sun appeared and what do you think. “Come on now on with your jacket we are going for a walk”. I thought oh, here we go, it is still cold, I felt the breeze when she opened the door.  But does that matter defiantly not, the sun is out lets get going. Well the paws hit the front step, had there been water I would have froze to the spot.

Common on now let’s go and get the mail, I looked at her with my big bulgy eyes sometimes in the cold weather they are more emphasized as everything is more prominent in the  freezing cold. Well down the walk we went, oh my eyes were watering already, I am not even at the end of the driveway and I have to get across the street to the mail box. What to do, what to do, the bottom on my paws are stinging, it is from the cold or salt on the road, who knows, and it seems like no one cares..

Oh for God sake get the damn envelopes and lets get home, oh the P A I N,   I put the front paws up on the Mistress’s legs, she looked down and said on with it I am sure you can walk to the house.  NO WAY, pick me up or I will collapse right here. I again crawled up her leg, and she said are you a bit of a whimp, OK up we get it will be faster anyway.  Oh relieve and she held me tight, it felt kind of good so I didn’t move much.

I got to think this is February 2nd, Ground Hog Day, oh SUN go back in, I sure as Hell don’t want to have him see his shadow..   You know what I do think I have been living to long with the humans, I’ve started to think like them.

Come On Spring, I do want it to warm up, so off with the Winter.  I need some Maple Syrup, anyway.

Your friend Ruffy .

Lines from the pen
of Noreen Tyers
Feb 2/19


“Just a fact in case you were wondering”

Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog (Deitsch: Grundsau, Grunddax, Dax) emerging from its burrow on this day sees a shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks, and if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early. While the tradition remains popular in modern times, studies have found no consistent correlation between a groundhog seeing its shadow or not and the subsequent arrival time of spring-like weather.

(See what I mean, living to long with humans!)





Sending Thoughts of Winter to You, from my Wee Dog Ruffy Noreen Tyers

A Trip in the Carrying Case– Noreen Tyers

Just Me Growing Up in the Early 1940’s Noreen Tyers

Grandma and the Cute Little Mice– From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Another Broken Bed Incident — Stories from Richards Castle — Noreen Tyers

Lets Play Elevator- Charles Ogilvy Store — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

At Church on Sunday Morning From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Jack’s in Charge-Scary Stories — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Adventures at Dalhousie Lake at the Duncan’s Cottages —- From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

I am Afraid of Snakes- From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

Hitching a Ride Cross Town — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

My Old Orange Hat –From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Out of the Old Photo Album — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers


Snow Road Ramblings from Richards Castle — From the Pen Of Noreen Tyers

Summer Holidays at Snow Road Cleaning Fish — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Snow Road Adventures- Hikes in the Old Cave — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Putting Brian on the Bus– Stories from my Childhood Noreen Tyers

My Childhood Memory of Richard’s Castle –From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Grandpa’s Dandelion Wine — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

My Wedding Tiara — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

The Art of Learning How to Butter Your Toast the Right Way — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Smocked Dresses–From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

The Kitchen Stool — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

The Flying Teeth in Church — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

The Writings of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Memories of Grandpa’s Workshop — Noreen Tyers

Cleaning out Grandmas’ Fridge — Noreen Tyers Summer Vacation at Richard’s Castle

My Flower Seeds — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

My Barbra Ann Scott Doll –Noreen Tyers

Groundhog Day 2019

Well there is hope for an Early Spring, all reports say that our dear Groundhog, Wiarton Willie reports an Early Spring in 2019

Now both Ruffy and I welcome the news. But just a tad bit of caution, he is not always right.  I know, I know but it doesn’t really matter as the seed was planted ‘ITS GOING TO BE AN EARLY SPRING IN 2019.  As an old girl I have known him to be right and sometimes very wrong.

Enough already the Thought of an Early spring does bring a smile to my face and I am a believer.

Enjoy the thoughts of an early spring and I am so glad to report, Maple Syrup Time is coming, and I can get some more Maple Butter.

Report from the Maple Syrup Capital





About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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