Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A new home for Paco

Left between the glass doors at an Illinois animal shelter on New Years Eve: freezing, malnutritioned and flea infested this little guy has melted the hearts of those that have rescued him. Paco is now placed in a quiet loving home, his new family, a fellow senior. The two have bonded quickly and enjoy the other's company.

Before buying a new puppy, look at those that need rescue, contact your community's animal shelters and search online for stray rescue groups such as

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Okay Phil, which corner did you say Spring is around?

This Afternoon... Blustery...Snow. Blowing and drifting snow. Additional snow accumulation around 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Temperature falling into the lower 20s by late afternoon. North wind around 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

After a mild start this winter, the last true month of winter is putting on a good show.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:
El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.
Global warming has caused a great debate.This mild winter makes it seem just great.
On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.Will we have winter or will we have spring?
On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.I predict that early spring is on the way.

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, is held up by his handlers Ben Hughes, left, and John Griffith, right, as a large crowd looks on in Punxsutawney, Pa., Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Phil did not see his shadow on Friday which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)