The weekend Phyllis came to our farm was the same time that all the bad news began to hit about my sis-in-law. So I'z late for this very important date! For those who don't know, Phyllis is Susanna Leonard Hill's precious groundhog star of the Phyllis picture books. They are beautifully illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler. But now, she's a rodeo weather queen.
Here she is in the grapevines searching for some grapes. It was not her day, I tell you.
Here she is on our swing. Isn't she lovely all dressed up in her boot?
Then she got a hankering for some juicy blueberries. Much to her dismay they were not ripe. *deep sigh* from Phyllis.
It was time for the rodeo and Phyllis turned out to be an excellent barrel racer. I put her on Mister Ed. (He really loves that groundhog.) And lemme tell y'all, Phyll dazzled the crowd at the rodeo with her riding skills. (I had the camera in slow motion as she rounded the turn around the barrel.) Mister Ed and Phyllis want to tour the circuit. They were FAST!
Phyllis also played hide and seek with Snowball. He was ready to pounce when I snapped the pic.
She checked the hen nests for eggs. (I heard her mumbling something about disgusting chicken scat.) I'd already gathered the eggs. She made a face at me.
Mister Ed could hardly contain himself!
(He's sobbing) Hysterically! (Er, um, we have an airplane strip on our farm. We do!) No really.We do!
Huge thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill for putting up with me and waiting patiently for this post to go live. (I've always wanted to say the part about going live.)
If you have children, you HAVE to buy Susanna's books. She's super duper fantastic.