Brutus has never actually seen one of these creatures, but he did ask the staff for a picture. Now he wants to know why groundhogs have a holiday, but dogs don't. (Did you know that according to Wikipedia in some ancient European weather lore the prognosticator is a badger or a bear?) He feels that dogs(and especially himself) are better looking and more personable. Brutus doesn't believe that groundhogs can predict the weather either: Michigan always has at least 6 more weeks of winter. Brutus is hoping for an early spring so that he can visit outside the library ocassionally (and he vows to chase any emerging groundhogs out of the library).