Punxsutawney Phil: Shoutout to winter, Twitter (February 2, 2015) from USATODAY.com. Early this morning Phil saw his shadow for the 101st time since 1887. Every year we dwell on this day waiting for the little furry rodent to determine our winter fate. Six more weeks or and early spring at only four. With the way things have been going I cant say that im surprised the prediction went the way it did. When I was little we use to take the back roads to my great grandmas house and we would pass a big tree with a little hole in, one that my grandma would tell me was where Winnie the Pooh lived along with Phil. I loved that little hog bunny as I would call him. However, now I feel a sort of resentment in him for the fact that hes the keeper of my spring every year.