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Monday, February 4, 2013

The Return of Phyllis, that Purty Groundhog Gal

You remember Phyllis, don'tcha? She is that groundhog that visited my farm last year. My pal, Susanna Leonard Hill's creation from two of her picture books, April Fool Phyllis and Punxsutawney Phyllis. It seems like Phyllis couldn't get enough of our NC farm so she returned on February 2nd. (She was fit to be tied when she realized that it was winter here too and there would be NO strawberries to pick.)

Anyway. I told her I needed six more weeks of winter. Did she deliver? I THINK NOT! She tried and tried, but could not see her shadow.

When we last left Phyllis she was a rodeo weather gal. Since she couldn't swim either (she was foot stompin' mad about that) she demanded a race. A horse race. Against MOI. Never one to shrink from a challenge I accepted her gauntlet. The catch? She insisted on riding my super fast palomino appaloosa, Mister Ed. (They kinda connected on her last visit.)
I chose Cloud. Our ever faithful Tennessee walking horse. Ivy joined in with her thoroughbred/dutch warm blood  jumper, Saber. Enjoy. :-) (Note from Phyll: Pay NO attention to that man running in front of Mr. Ed. Just remember. I won that race fair and square.) PSHAW! *wink*

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(Note from Robyn: Pay NO attention to that man giving acting directions. We went over this and over this. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Thanks to these my members of my family: hubby, Ivy, Ben (who filmed it), and Nic who handed the flowers to Phyll. Now I owe the entire bunch a pizza dinner.

35 comments:

Joanna said...

Haha, go Phyllis, this groundhog's talent's never cease to amaze!

Robyn Campbell said...

I know Joanna! She is now a rodeo/jockey weather gal. *wink* Thanks for watching.

The Golden Eagle said...

Fun post! Those videos were great. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think Phyllis won fair and square!

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

I wanted winter to end- but no such luck. It is even colder here today! Brrr...

Phyllis won and that was too cute!

Robyn Campbell said...

Thanks Eagle. They were fun to make. Ha.

Robyn Campbell said...

Ha ha ha, Alex! She did win fair and square. *wink*

Robyn Campbell said...

Stephanie, Thanks for watching. She won. (But I'm thinking that race was thrown.) ;-)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Robyn, you have outdone yourself! What a race! I'm sorry Phyllis beat the pants off you, but that's just the kind of daredevil she is! What a fantastic video! And she even won a prize! Wow! That's all I have to say is WOW! Oh, and also I love your horses :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Thanks Sus. What fun we had. We giggled and giggled. And my poor hubby. Ben needed to make about a thousand videos just to get the right one. Ha.

This Kid Reviews Books said...

Yay Phyllis! This was GREAT!:D

Vivian Kirkfield said...

Hi Robyn,
I loved the video clips...Phyllis was a lucky duck...I mean groundhog...to get to ride on such a gorgeous horse.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Robyn .. well you got riding I see! But Phyllis won ... funny isn't - the last thing I learnt about called Phyllis is a tunnel boring machine ...

Such is life - your Phyllis I guess is having much more fun - seeing the daylight and living with people!!

Sounds like you did have a great deal of fun ... cheers Hilary

iza said...

Oh what fun, Phyllis had and to win no less! Go Phyllis!
Adorable, BBF :-)

Southpaw said...

That video is adorable.

Janet said...

What fun! your horses are beautiful.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Great video. Yay for Phyllis.

Teresa Robeson said...

Robin, dear, you are such a riot!! I'll bet Phyllis had a great time riding a horse...more fun than at my house anyway. ;)

Romelle Broas said...

Robyn, you always have me laughing! Love the video clip with 12x AND this one! Giddyup, Phyllis!

Coleen Patrick said...

Knowing Susanna's love for horses, I'm not surprised to see Phyllis has this talent!! :) Fun!

Medeia Sharif said...

What a treat to watch. How many groundhogs can say they've ridden a horse?

Susan Fields said...

That was a fun post! I've always been a little afraid of horses. City girl, I guess. Enjoy your pizza dinner!

Susan Fields said...

That was a fun post! I've always been a little afraid of horses. City girl, I guess. Enjoy your pizza dinner!

Karen Lange said...

I love this! And of course I believe you. You know I do! ;)

Hugs to you, amigo,
Karen xo

pennyklostermann.com said...

I am cracking up,Robyn! Love the video and your competitive spirit!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

A groundhog named Phyllis? What an unusual name.

Cathy Mealey said...

Q: What did the horse say when it fell?
A: "I've fallen and I can't giddyup!"

Had to leave you with a joke as your wonderful video had me smiling from ear to ear!

Romance Reader said...

Love the video, Robyn! And what a fun post!

Nas

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I had no idea you started writing screen plays! Very cute, Robyn!

dellgirl said...

I'm so glad I came by today, this is so funny. Really refreshing, I love it! Thanks for sharing this, it's just what I needed.

I came by to say hi and to wish you a great weekend.

Anne Payne said...

That is so cute! You have a terrific family :)

Bish Denham said...

Oh Robyn. You must keep your family in stitches! That they go along with you might speak to their sanity. :) HUGS

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clarbojahn said...

A video? where? I wanna watch. And a race? Looks like I just have to catch that one again. re read it again is what I mean. haha.

I am already ready for spring around here. We've had enough snow already. How about Phyllis?