My Name is Chloe and I Have the Punxsutawney Blues


My name is Chloe and I have the Punxsutawney Blues.


 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Monday, predicting six more weeks of winter and none of us are happy about it.


That means no boat rides for a while. . .


Basking in the sunshine. . .


Or enjoying the wind in our ears.



No bird watching for a while. . .


Or checking to see if the osprey have returned to nest.



No swimming with Dad.



Or picnics.


6 more weeks of napping I guess :)


Chloe & Gracie hope you’re warm & cozy

while you wait for spring!

Thank you for your visit!

  57 comments for “My Name is Chloe and I Have the Punxsutawney Blues

  1. Debra
    February 6, 2015 at 5:20 am

    I’m from Pittsburgh and we think it’s time to put that blasted groundhogs down! Hoping above hope that he’s just senile and can no longer be accurate😈!

    • Rattlebridge Farm
      February 6, 2015 at 10:23 am

      So funny, Debra!

  2. February 6, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Hang in there Chloe sweetie, I wasn’t happy with Punky Phil either! What do they know anyway, don’t they live in a hole??? :@)

  3. Elizabeth
    February 6, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Absolutely adorable pictures! We’re a dog family, too, and our girls are not happy with the prediction either!

  4. February 6, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Our dog, Lucky is right with you Chloe. So is Dixie, our kitten. Come on spring and summer we need some sun and warm air blowing in their ears.

  5. Carolyn Dunn
    February 6, 2015 at 6:50 am

    I feel your pain Chloe. Heading for Ohio next week where they predict snow. I say we all move to an island where if it gets below 80 you grab a sweater.

    • February 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Island living’s sounding pretty good to us, safe travels Carolyn! Hope to see you soon ♥

  6. Ellen Stillabower
    February 6, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Me too!! I bought some indoor plants just to see green again and have started planning our first Garden Club meeting in March! It’s going to be 50 here, in the Hoosier state tomorrow so we get just a small taste. I will be looking for something to do outside tomorrow! Hang in there, pretty little girl.

  7. Andrea Campbell
    February 6, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Chloe– I feel the same way! And I think our winter may be just a tad worse than yours. It’s -20 here in Upstate New York State this morning. Hang in , Honey!

    • February 6, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Chloe & I can’t even begin to comprehend how COLD that is Andrea when we’re shivering at 18 degrees this morning! Stay warm :)

  8. February 6, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Chloe my German Shepherd Bear and I want spring and summer too! Hang in there you cutie pie! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  9. franki
    February 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    *S*I*G*H!!! franki

  10. February 6, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Poor Chloe. Take heart. Our Georgia groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, predicted an early Spring for the South, and he boasts a 94% accuracy rate. Yay…bring on Spring. You’ll be outside playing before you know it.

    • February 6, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Hooray for Beau’s prediction Babs :) Hope you’re warmer there than we are this morning :)

  11. February 6, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I believe it is cold everywhere.💨 I am waiting for spring!! Yes indoor plants at least gives us a spring of hope.i hope it warms up a bit I need my walks! By the way we made those crab bites and they were a hit! Yum! Have a great weekend!😊🌴

    • February 6, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Glad the crab bites were a hit Michelle! Stay warm :)

  12. February 6, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I want Chloe and Gracie’s life! Great photos of your little sweethearts! Have a wonderful weekend, Mary!

    • February 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Thank you Katie, you too :)

  13. February 6, 2015 at 8:24 am

    These pictures are just what I needed today.Thes two are adorable.

    • February 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Doggie kisses from Chloe & Gracie Diane :)

  14. Presley
    February 6, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Hi Chloe, this is Presley. Your bed looks super comfy so enjoy your napping time! Spring will be here soon! Tell your Mom I Hi for me! I miss her!

    • February 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Hi Presley, hope to see you soon :)

  15. February 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Adorable!! You have the neatest blog…ever!!


  16. kate
    February 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Mornin’ Miss Chloe , We can’t even get out of our Back Door here . Snow keeps falling from the r
    oof , shakes the whole house and out with the shovels we go ! Only a FOOT or more of the White Stuff for Sun. and Mon.’s long duration Snow Fall . Thank Goodness I can Sew . March 1st can’t get here soon enough ( That’s my unoffical start to Spring ) ! Luv

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Oh my…we’d have cabin fever for sure Kate! Hope you have all your sewing supplies and provisions stocked, stay warm :)

  17. Katherine G
    February 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Chloe has a great life, and a wonderful scribe to speak for her! This post just made MY day – thanks!

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks Katherine, enjoy your weekend!

  18. linda kemp
    February 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I love it so much when you post pictures of your precious pups :-) My daughter and son-in-law got a tea cup black poodle for Christmas and we have so much fun with her. There is just nothing as sweet as babies and dogs.

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I bet she’s adorable Linda. My MIL has a 3 lb. Maltipoo, I’m tempted to sneak her out in my handbag and bring her home with us every time we visit :)

  19. Melissa Leach
    February 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

    TOO CUTE!!!

  20. February 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I live in Fl. It’s been pretty cold here too. Once we get back to normal temperatures, I’ll blow some of that warm air up your way!

  21. February 6, 2015 at 10:06 am

    So ADORABLE! I love the shot of her swimming… winter is upon us here, no resting, more like nail biting, my first scary storm on the coast. I still have to walk my girls, patio furniture is crashing, the house rattling and very angry seas… heavy rain due any minute and I have to go out in this? Move over chole, ask your mama to make me something hot and sweet while we snuggle down on the sofa!

  22. Rattlebridge Farm
    February 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Adorable photos of the girls. It’s a frosty 27 degrees on the hill this morning. Supposed to warm up, then turn cold again. Still, I’m putting my hope in Georgia’s groundhog, General Beauregard Lee.

  23. February 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

    That darn groundhog! It is freezing here too, 25 now but the winds chills earlier were below 0!!!! This is crazy. Chloe, I feel your pain sweetie. You and Gracie and the cutest dogs in blogland. Enjoy your naps:)

  24. Vanessa
    February 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for this post – It made my day! I was home sick on Monday and ended up watching Groundhog Day three times – It was a marathon. In the meantime we can look forward to receiving your posts. I love those cuties!

    Blessings and stay warm!

    Vanessa – Fort Mill

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Vanessa, You were living Groundhog Day if you watched it 3x, such a funny movie :) Hope you’re feeling better.

  25. February 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I adore your photos of your Bichon’s. We had a bichon named Nicky for 16 years before he passed away. I miss him.

  26. Debbie
    February 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I love your fur babies. They are so adorable. Hang in there girls, this too whall pass!

  27. Cheryl
    February 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Hang in their babies or take a road trip to Vegas. It’s 72 today. Heading down to the cold weather and the sixties next week. March is pool weather.

    • Cheryl
      February 6, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Eeek! No way to edit! Make that “Hang in there babies!”. Jeesh……

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Wow lucky you Cheryl! My hubby says my comfort zone is 68 – 72, anything above or below and I’m too hot or too cold :)

  28. February 6, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Chloe is part of a huge group with the Punxsutawney Blues….I hear there is a great support group!….Looks like she is dreaming of the day that she can frolic on the boat with her pal Gracie!…I would miss those times too!!! Have a great weekend Mary!

  29. February 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

    As much as I love winter, I’m ready for some sunshine. It’s been so gloomy here this winter. I’m with Chloe, I’ve got the Punxsutawney Blues.

  30. February 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Bless their hearts! Cupcake, Cowboy and I know just how y’all feel. We can’t wait for Spring!

    • February 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Hi Tracy, I’ve always loved your pups’ names :)

  31. Robyn
    February 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Love your pups……so sweet! Stay warm!!

  32. Melodie Strickland
    February 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm


    Chloe and Gracie are just precious!! Darn that groundhog!! Our girl Shortie is longing for warmer weather and she will get her wish this weekend as it will be in the 50’s tomorrow and around 63 on Sunday.


  33. February 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Too funny! I know just how they feel! I’d like to turn into a bear and not wake up until the Spring!

  34. February 7, 2015 at 7:04 am

    We have had just about enough of this snow too!! Thank goodness we are heading south soon! We just love to go and check out the palm trees and birds and stuff that we cannot see here! Hang in there Chloe … spring will be here…at some point!

  35. February 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Those furkids are just adorable. Thanks for the smile this morning.

  36. February 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Chloe

    My name is Beth & I live in south central Pa. We have our own beloved groundhog named Octorara Orphie & he has a much better predicting record than Phil. He did not see his shadow this year so SPRING is right around the corner. Your wishes for all your favorite summer things will be here soon.

  37. February 8, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Hi Chloe, I’m the only one in my family who is happy to see the snow. I don’t do much rolling in it anymore or leaping through the drifts but just the sight of it makes my tail wag and I still love eating it! My mom and dad are sick of it though and today we are getting ice pellets all night which I do not like! My four legs go in four directions and my dad has to help me walk on the ice. I hope you have a nice, cozy nap today! Sweet dreams! Love, Nellie

  38. Cathie Mansolilli
    February 8, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Hi Chloe and Gracie, my Lola feels the same way. The snow banks are TOO high and she cannot “snoog” in them because she can’t reach them. There’s no place to walk since the roads are covered with ice and snow melt (not pet friendly either),.and we can’t wait to see the ground again. The poor birds can’t find food,

  39. February 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

    OH those faces! Talk about a picture is worth 1000 words! The photos you’ve chosen are so precious, and tell their tale of woe~ I bet a gingerbread man biscuit would perk them up! We are expecting 65 and sunny today, woo hoo, but shhhh don’t tell anyone up North…I can imagine dealing with all that snow day after day, especially with kids and dogs. Boating weather is on the horizon, I am always glad to see January leave. Stay cozy, and tell your little cuties that it will be picnic weather soon!

  40. February 10, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Aww, your bichons are adorable! I wish that my bichon would let me put a sweater on her, but alas,she does not. I love the picture of the two of them sleeping.

  41. March 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Hope Chloe and Gracie are getting out now. My Mollie and I are enjoying the sun today in Del Rio, Texas. Best wishes to y’all! We love your website.

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