We are having extremely hot temperatures here for the past few days. My air conditioners at the house are suffering as they never get a chance to rest and it’s still 80 degrees in here. But it’s better than the heat outside, so I’m not complaining.
Yesterday, I looked outside and saw this little guy on my patio. At first, he wasn’t moving and I was concerned that perhaps he was dead, but once he heard my voice, he picked his little head up and when he saw me, off he scampered back into this little burrow under the shed.
Today, he was in the same position and I can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t be cooler in his home under the ground? Or perhaps he just felt like being outside in the shade?
He’s little and there’s a much larger version of him as well. They bolt noisily across the patio when they hear me coming. But I think it was so hot that he was weary from the heat so he didn’t notice me until he heard my voice talking to him.
I’m thinking he’s a groundhog or a woodchuck. I researched and found out he’s a marmot (which is the collective word for groundhogs and woodchucks). He can stand up on his hind legs and look around. I tried to get a photo of that because it reminded me of those prairie dogs, but he noticed me and ran away. Such is my luck…but I’ll keep trying!
I looked up groundhog and here’s part of the spiritual message:
Take time out today for meditation and self reflection. Use Groundhog energy to go deeper and to dig out what is unseen within you.-Groundhog
Here is another version as well! Click here for marmot symbolism!
I’ve named him Digger. But I need a name for his larger friend. Do you have you any ideas? If you get a spiritual animal message from him to me, please share!
Stay Cool and Shine On!