By Paula @ Holiday World

Excuse me – Brown Dog’s Day?

This just in from our traveling friend, Holidog:

French Creek Freddie, Shubenacadie Sam, Claude the Crawfish, and, of course, Punxsutawney Phil.

All famous prognosticators.

And now, after receiving my training through a Sally Struthers online course, I’m one too.

In fact, I’m the world’s first dog-nosticator.

I replaced Gator-nosed Gus, the previous prognostigator for Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Apparently, he started snapping at the onlookers during last year’s festivities.

In the Sunshine State, the celebration determines how much longer before the Snowbirds begin their migration back north.

On February 2, 2006, at precisely 6:30 am, I embraced my role, celebrating Brown Dog’s Day.

Here is my official prognostication poem:

Holidog's voyageThe sun will shine
And starting in May
A Thanksgiving summer
Is coming our way
It won’t be long
Until Pepsi will flow
I have no shadow
So go, Snowbirds, go!

I’ll send more photos from Florida soon. And then I’m off for even more adventurous travels before heading home to Santa Claus in time for the opening of The Voyage!

We truly don’t know who is helping Holidog send us these photographic updates. Perhaps he’s relying on the kindness of strangers …

We thought we had it all figured out a few months ago, but discovered we were barking up the wrong tree.

When the pup returns from his travels, we’ll see if we can get his tongue to wag.
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