If I haven't said it before, I hate winter. I hate the snow, the ice, and the cold! Yesterday while I was out and about I got into a conversation with an elderly woman. She said the words that are music to my ears. She said: "I think we will have an early spring and summer.". She went on to say that her wools were shedding and her dogs were already sheding. She didn't seem to think we would have much more bad weather. She said that she based this on when the wools and her dogs grew their coats on how bad the winter would be. Evidently the wools and dogs got their coats early. She indicated that the ice storm would be the worst of the winter for us.
Now, I have found that most of the time the ederly people are correct when they say something like this. They have experienced these things and know how to read signs that most of us can't seem to figure out or maybe it is that we just don't pay attention to the signs. Needless to say I will be interested to see if she is correct. I guess on Tuesday February 2nd we will get to see what the ground hog has to say about this.
Puxatony Phil your up buddy!