Last year Muffin made her debut at predicting the weather just like Punxsutawney Phil. While it’s true that Muffin is a Guinea Pig, she is at least as cute as Phil! You can read all about her first foray into weather prediction here.
This morning Punxsutawney Phil, that delightful groundhog, predicted an early Spring which is great news! I’m always ready for Spring once we get into February. Phil was up and predicting at 7:28 a.m. which is a bit early for Muffin, but once she had a leisurely breakfast she was ready to make her prediction.
Here she is getting ready to make Guinea Pig history again (you can’t rush making history!):
And did she agree with Phil? Yes, she did! Muffin did not see her shadow (as evidenced in the photo below) and she is happy to announce that there will indeed be an early Spring! Yhea!
Of course, considering how overcast it was this morning no one would have seen a shadow anywhere. But Muffin said she looks so good in her outfit that we should ignore such niggling questions and admire her adorableness instead! After all that hard work she was happy to retire back to her cage for a leisurely lunch (do you see a pattern here?).
A photo of our less then lovely start to the day (taken by Mac):
Fortunately the day turned out to be lovely, despite the gray start, and Muffin is pleased to have played a part in her second annual role as resident Saint Louis MO weather predictor. Three cheers for Muffin the Guinea Pig (who will gladly except payment for her weather genius in the form of carrots, parsley or cilantro – for all those leisurely meals she likes so much!).
Note: All pictures of Muffin were taken by Alex.