February 2, 2014
He also put this hat on the Groundhog to make sure that he would be identified as an "Enemy of the State". Anyone who is in kahoots with terrorist forces and plots to forestall Spring deserves nothing less.
So Dante 'groundhog-tied' the Groundhog to his sled ...
... and off they went to their secret destination.
By this time it was getting light and there were plenty of shadows being cast by the sun, so it was a good thing that Dante had blindfolded the beastly beast.
His pillow was so soft and billowy, just like a cloud. It was no time at all until he drifted off to Dreamland.
His attendants put out a note that said "Don't wake up till Spring", but they couldn't resist tickling his feet with feathers and watching him twitch.
And the Groundhog dreamed of warm weather, green grass, flowers and clover, and when he woke up ...
... it was SPRING!!!
Dante's 'Opurration Springtime' was a real success after all!