Sunday, April 12, 2009

Groundhog Drama

Remember when I told you how I found one of the burrows of the groundhog? Well, today we saw a neighborhood cat duck into the hole! The very same hole near which we had observed the groundhog loafing earlier in the day! Recalling the numerous claws depicted on our Groundhog Chart, we dreaded the bloodshed that was certain to occur. We successfully tempted the cat out of the burrow by placing some cat food near the entrance. Yet we were also unsuccessful: upon the completion of its snack, the cat returned to the hole, where it vanished. There have been no further developments. This brings to mind something I have often thought but never said aloud: there really is no "good" or "happy" ending possible for the ongoing groundhog saga. I mean, is there?