A Happy Spring

It is Groundhog Day. Peter Prairie Dog was very sad and depressed. He saw the groundhog was getting all the attention and he really didn’t think it was fair. He was jealous of the groundhog. The groundhog was enjoying his spotlight. He had just predicted an early spring. The crowd around him was cheering him. […] Read More

No Early Spring

Silly Groundhog was in his den on a very cold winter day. The wind was howling and it was so cold that Silly Groundhog was shivering. “I can’t believe how cold it is,” said Silly Groundhog. “The wind is just blowing through my den and that wind is far from being warm.” Silly Groundhog thought […] Read More

Groundhog Dance

“It is still winter,” said Silly Groundhog, waking up in the depths of winter. “I feel sick. I am going back to bed.” This had been a rough winter for Silly Groundhog. First, he caught a cold and then he got the flu. He had been sick most of the winter. “I just want winter […] Read More

A Wee Bit Silly

It was a long cold winter. Silly Groundhog was in his den, shivering. “When is winter going to end?” Silly Groundhog asked himself. “I sure hope it will be soon.” Silly Groundhog took a look at his calendar and he realized it was Groundhog Day. “I guess I hold the answer to my question,” laughed […] Read More


It was Groundhog Day. There was a large crowd of people gathered waiting for the groundhog to come out of his hole to predict whether there will be an early spring or not. In another hole in the ground, not far from the groundhog hole, lived Peter Prairie Dog. Peter was in his hole listening […] Read More

Best Groundhog Day

“Oh good,” said Silly Groundhog. “I didn’t see my shadow. That means there will be an early spring.” Silly Groundhog loved when he didn’t see his shadow. He knew people would be happy and he loved that. He didn’t like it when people were unhappy, especially at him. “Groundhogs have one of those up and […] Read More

Too Silly for Groundhog Day

“I might skip Groundhog Day this year,” said Silly Groundhog to himself. “Groundhog Day is actually quite silly, when you think about it.” Silly Groundhog sat in his den on a very cold February 2, which was Groundhog Day. He thought about how warm it was in his den and how he didn’t want to […] Read More

Meet Peter Prairie Dog

Welcome to the Meet Peter Prairie Dog page. Peter Prairie Dog is a character I created for a children’s book I wrote, “Silly Groundhog“. Peter Prairie Dog lives in Calgary, Alberta. He feels threatened by groundhogs because groundhogs have “Groundhog Day”. Prairie dogs have nothing. Peter Prairie is very angry with groundhogs because of this. […] Read More

Meet Silly Groundhog

Welcome to the Meet Silly Groundhog page. Silly Groundhog is a character I created for a children’s book I wrote, “Silly Groundhog”. Silly Groundhog lives in Ottawa, Ontario. His job is to predict that coming of spring. Silly Groundhog was almost late for Groundhog Day because other animals were taking up the other holes. Silly […] Read More

Jen-Jen and an Early Spring

“Today is Groundhog Day,” said Jen-Jen as she looked at her calendar. “It would be really nice if we had an early spring.” Jen-Jen put her winter coat and winter boots on. She went outside and saw that it had been snowing. It was also very cold. “My garden is covered in snow,” said Jen-Jen. […] Read More

Sprinkles on Groundhog Day

Sprinkles on Groundhog Day … “Now,” said Sprinkles’ Mother. “Your grandmother is expecting this cake. It is cold outside so make sure you dress warm.” “Yes Mother,” said Sprinkles, putting on her winter coat and boots. “I sure wish that winter was over.” “I do too,” said Mother. Sprinkles walked through the forest to her […] Read More