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Wednesday, February 2, 2022:  Ground Hog Day.

Gilbert Lodge does not have a ground hog (land beaver), but it does have Nipper.

This dog is the one you associated with Gramophone records dating back in 1909.

He is a good judge of sound and knows "His Master's Voice" coming from a Gramophone record.

Nipper is on staff at Gilbert Lodge.  He decided to be a stand-in for the ground hog this day. 

The sun rose and Nipper saw his shadow while sitting in the snow at nine degrees below zero!

Punxsutawney Phil agreed. Six more weeks of winter.

In an exclusive interview with Gilbert Lodge CEO Mark Persons, Nipper related his feelings.

Question: Why'd you do it?

Answer:  Well, I didn't have anything to loose and I was getting tired of winter as usual.

Question:  What were you expecting?

Answer: I was hoping for an early spring, but that was just the dog in me.

Question:  What experience do you have in a job like this?

Answer: I've seen a lot of springs and thought I had it figured out.

Question: What do you get with an early spring? 

Answer: It means more summertime to chase cats.

Anything else you'd like to tell our audience?

Answer: You have to get up plenty early in the morning to fool me.

Quote of the day:    Darn, six more weeks of winter!  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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