We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of the well wishers and supporters who have shared numerous positive comments on Dunkirk Dave over the past few days, and over all of the years.

Acting as Dunkirk Dave’s handlers is a great and rewarding endeavor, in these trying times, the global pandemic has touched all us in different ways.

Again, thank you all for the positive and kind support! It means a lot.

Bob Will, Dunkirk Dave’s Handler

Dave invites you to use the form waaaay down below to leave your comments or other messages!!

109 thoughts on “Guestbook

  1. this is one of the greatest things about humanity, the fact we all come together and act so professional over a lil groundhog
    i love this world

  2. We enjoyed your web page today in school to help us understand Groundhogs day and to see Dunkirk Dave’s prediction!

    Mrs. Pleszewski
    Dunkirk Intermediate School

  3. Dunkirk Dave…thank you for your prediction! I believe Dave over that “other” groundhog in Pennsylvania!!!

  4. Hi Dunkirk Dave! Tonawanda Tim here. I say it’s gonna be 6 more weeks of winter. What say you?

  5. For those fans old enough to know Glen Miller’s “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” (or those willing to Google the song):
    Pardon me, sir
    Is that Chautauqua County’s groundhog?
    I’ve heard everyone rave
    About Dunkirk Dave!
    I’d like a word
    With the Chautauqua County groundhog
    To ask his advice:
    Will the weather be nice?
    When those winds from Canada blow over the lake,
    They can fill the atmosphere with many a flake.
    Winter next to Erie
    Can be cold and dreary–
    No doubt an early springtime would surely cheer me!
    I bet that Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler’s Knob
    Just hasn’t got what it takes to handle the job.
    When the lake affects you,
    Who else can direct you
    Woot, woot, Dunkirk Davey, there you are!
    But ice and snow
    Are part of winter recreation.
    Sleds, skates, and skis–
    Yes, we do enjoy these.
    Oh, Dunkirk Dave,
    I don’t want to make a trip to Nome!
    Chautauqua County groundhog,
    Won’t you shadow my home?
    Chautauqua County groundhog,
    Please shadow my home.

  6. Phil may get the publicity but Dave, you are the one to watch. We’re so proud to be looking to Point Gratiot rather than Punxsutawney on Thursday!

  7. Hi Dunkirk Dave! This is pawsome katy from Illinois saying hey!! Sorry to hear about Milltown Mel:(
    Pawesome katy from illinois

  8. I just came across this page. In my opinion, Dunkirk Dave is wayyy more handsome than that other groundhog in Pennsylvania!!!

  9. Looking forward to Dunkirk Dave’s Groundhog Day forecast for 2023! Will he be having an in-person ceremony?

  10. Sidewinder is the cutest thing ever. I feel bad for Sidewinder because her brain got mixed up but she can still walk and sidewind and eat and live a good life with her friends.

  11. Hi Dave, sorry to hear about your cousin Milltown Mel. Please be safe and be careful with that nasty virus out there. We look forward to your prognostication next year. We live in Kentucky now but make it back from time to time visiting family.

  12. Dear Dunkirk Dave,
    My 3rd grade students at Southwestern CSD have enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading about you! We think Dunkirk Dave is really cute!!
    Mrs. Hoose’s Third Grade Reading Class
    Jaelynn, Joseph, Parker, Cory, Fiona, Liam

  13. Hi Dunkirk Dave! Tonawanda Tim here with an early 2022 prediction. Winter will end shortly!

  14. Thanks Dunkirk Dave for all of your hard work! Best groundhog around! I look forward to this day every year!

  15. Thank you for talking about Dunkirk Dave on our radio show, Bob! We loved every minute of it!
    Take care,

    Earl, Megan & Pat
    Radio 95.1, Rochester NY

  16. From Dunkirk Wisconsin to New York. Not a good time to be traveling these days so i’ll have to rely on having a kin here in Dunkirk WI.. With 9″ of white on the ground and more coming i doubt i’ll see any shadows come Tuesday..

  17. We are enjoying reading about Dunkirk Dave in our reading group! Thanks for sharing these pictures of him! We sure hope his prediction is correct! We are SO ready for Spring here in Indiana!

  18. Hi Dave!

    I live about 20 minutes away from Dunkirk, and I trust your prediction. You are the cutest and best groundhog out there. Thanks for being great!

  19. We love your prediction for this year. I am from Dunkirk.

    We would like to know if there is Dunkirk Dave T-Shirt!

  20. Really pumped about your work this year, Dave! Thanks for bringing those lovely tulips around early. Can’t get enough of them ha hA! Just wanted to drop by your site to say we’m your biggest fans Dave! Who cares if you’re #2 by the books, you’re #1 in our HEARTS!

  21. I am from Nova Scotia. For the last month I have had a groundhog living underground under my back porch. I have named him Gary. After trying the foods he is supposed to like his favourite is bread. Who doesn’t like carbs! I am really enjoying watching him. This is a great website.

  22. Hi, My name is Emily and I love wildlife. I’m going to be a veterinarian when I grow up and work for Hope for Wildlife. I read the story of Sidewinder in the Funny Animals Collection with my Dad.. I like groundhogs! ?

  23. HI DAVE! (and Bob)
    *please read this to Dave*
    I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN! I’d say i check this website once a week at least. Lol, I’ve been looking forward to this day for months and I KNOW you’re the best and of course will give us the right prediction. This decision for me means wether I’m marrying my fiancé or not so it means a lot to me. Ill be looking for you tomorrow ;) Also love that I’m the 69th post, love people staying involved ;) we whistler pig lovers have to stick together

  24. I started last year taking a vacation day each Groundhog’s Day, so after seeing Phil in PA last year, I plan on being there to see Dave. I’m impressed with his predictions. Looking forward to a great time!

  25. Hi Dunkirk Dave. We dream with our daughter to see you live one day… We are from Poland but people here also know you very well.

  26. Hi Dunkirk Dave and Family! We are so happy that you predicted an early SPRING!! We are tired of all of this snow!
    We have a Groundhog nearby named Brant Bob. He lives in Mrs. Zeffiro’s field. He agrees with your prognostication!
    Happy Groundhog Day!

    The first graders in Mrs. Zeffiro’s class
    A.J.Schmidt Elementary
    Lake Shore School District

  27. I love you Dunkirk Dave. You are my favorite chuck. And you are the cutest of all. To me, you are the only prognosticator! You’re my favorite of all animals. XOXO

  28. I used to live in Chautauqua County, so I tend to find affinity with Dunkirk Dave, even though I am now in Pennsauken, NJ. If we had a ground hog, I’d be loyal to Dave.

  29. I have a groundhog living under my backyard shed. Haven’t named him yet. My next door neighbor has two apple trees next to our fence, so he is well fed and leaves the gardens alone in the hood. Two summers ago, I tried to humanely trap him, but I guess the carrot bait wasn’t tempting enough. Then I tried spreading moth balls to repel him but that failed. After reading about “Dave”, I will now embrace his presence. He is kinda cute, and I’m a pushover for cute.

  30. Hi, my name is Kinsey. We loved your book! I hope to see Sidewinder on groundhog’s day. I hope Sidewinder is ok because of her brain injury. She is very cute!
    We have a groundhog living at our house and we feed her. She has gotten very very big!
    P.S. I am six years old.
    P.P.S, I have a caring for animals .

  31. We met Dunkirk Dave many years ago at Bob Will’s house when we worked at the conference grounds. Dave is the best! He has never been wrong! Way to go, Dave!

  32. Our daughter’s 13th birthday is on Groundhog’s Day 2013 and we are hoping to visit. What time do you recommend we arrive for the fun?


  34. Saw your photo and article in local paper…so happy to see someone else who loves and respects groundies! Keep up the good work!

  35. I’ll be 60 this year and Dunkirk Dave and I have grown up together. I wait every year for his prediction and look forward to Spring. Keep up the good work Bill and Dave.

  36. We hope that your prediction is correct!!
    Raul, Rubi, Vivian, Jonathan, Waleska & Ms. C

  37. Dave, I always enjoy seeing you give your predictions on the TV news, especially when you are enjoying your post announcement cookie.

    Keep up the good work!

  38. Congratulations to Dunkirk Dave’s prediction for an early spring this year! His prognostications have been seen and read by many people all over the Country. Good job Dave!

  39. We didn’t have school today, but our class in West Valley will be happy to know that you didn’t see your shadow!!

  40. We met Dunkirk Dave back in 1985 when we bought a golf cart from Dave’s keeper. We can’t remember a year when Dave was not correct. Dave truly is the best!

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