Showin’ of the Green?

Showin' of the Green?

Hmmm. No. No green here. Sure, I know it’s St. Paddy’s Day, but the truth is – I live in Wisconsin. You know, Wisconsin. W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N!  You got it. Yeah, up north. If you live in most of the good ol’ US of A,  you think I live somewhere near the Arctic Circle. Ha!

Now some of you folk may have green, and your land may be wearing it proudly too, but I don’t see green ’round these parts. We’ve got your basic white – that’s the snow – and your basic brown – that’s where some of the snow has melted and turned into mud – but sorry, no green.

Guess if you really want to see some green ’round here, you’ll need to check out the local pubs. You’ll find all the green you’ll want to be seein’ in there. All those crazy shamrock decorations and lil’ Leprechauns, those mugs of green beer, and if you hang around til evenin’, all those green faces, too. For me, it’s back to life in the burrow as usual.

You go on now. Have a happy St. Paddy’s.  Have a root beer for me.

from your friendly Black Prairie Dog,


About Bo Mackison

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  1. impressive use of focus

  2. HeyJules says:

    Too cute!

  3. montucky says:

    Hang in there, Simon! Won’t be too long now until you can wash your face and stuff it with clover!

  4. Good shot! You can see his eyes so well. Reminds me of Bunker Hill. And I feel for the little critter right now. But it’s coming. Spring is coming.

    But I never knew that Wisconsin was so near the arctic circle. Interesting..

  5. He’s cute as long as he and his critter cousins stay out of my garden this summer:)

  6. ladypercy says:

    Aw. I love how you used the focus on him.

  7. Top O’ The Morning To Yea and a Happy St. Paddy’s Day indeed. I’ll have a rootbeer or perhaps its name sake in honor of Simon.

    A real nice touch would have been some green snow. The Cat in O’Hat could help.

  8. Ohh, poor simon. You can tell he’s jealous about the rootbeer.

    To me, St. Patrick’s day means one thing: Karaoke contest at McIntyres. If there’s a beverage less appealing than warm, green beer, I can’t think of it.

  9. Happy St Patties day and just love seeing these guys!

  10. Drink enough beer and you’ll see green 😉

    Beautiful shot, despite the brown 😛

  11. adorable shot!

  12. jpg, lady p. ~ as far as that focus, miracles do happen.

    Jules ~ amazing how cute rodents can be 🙂

    montucky ~ Simon would love some clover. Wouldn’t you, Simon?

    David ~ Prairie Dogs are NOT the best of geographers. 🙂

    bookbabie ~ yours and mine both. They’ve all PROMISED!

    gandalf ~ I can be certain it weren’t root beer ye be drinkin’ 😀

    amuirin ~ karaoke? I only do that on cruise ships, and I have no clue why I participate there. anonymity, I presume?

    mon@rch ~ cute in their own way!

    Nicole ~ I promise green, but I have no clue when…

    aullori ~ thanks. 🙂

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