As soon as I saw this, I knew there would be 6 more weeks of shit.
YAH- for the six more weeks of shit!!! Now that is something to celebrate. I was getting worried ETSY may have been running out of shit- thank God this appeared today.
I meant GOSH- Thank Gosh. Forgive me Tammi for I have sinned- please don’t paint me.
Trying to think what qualities of a groundhog I would want to be endowed with. Cuz, yknow, I’m already fat. So that’s out.
You know, if I cleared out my mom’s storage of all her “native” american crap, I’d be a thousandaire. *sigh*
Oh, and I hibernate. Year-round. So that’s out too.
#3 methuselah: Sadly, I know the answer to your question… I know you don’t really want to know, but if I have to know this crap, so does someone else. It’s creating boundaries, cleansing, burying the past and moving on, rebirth…
That’s also not a groundhog. That’s a prairie dog.
They look similar, but not the same. Biology FAIL.
Now if only there was a naked figure skater shield.
#leftfoot: OMG. Good to know. So I could’ve saved myself 8 years in therapy and just gotten this shield instead. *hitting self in head* Stupid, stupid, stupid! (Still working on self-esteem.)
6 more weeks? i hope it’s six more YEARS!
hey, it looks like pedo bear is attacking in this one…http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19398339
‘If you gotta’ shoot aim high. I don’t wanna hit the groundhog’
(Buster Green, from ‘Groundhog Day’
hey the link didn’t work…i’ll try again…
#12 Why does the woman’s son have his face planted in her butt?
The quality I know for sure that they have is being able to bury themselves deep into a hole and well…I don’t need to do that.
Is it me or does the Ground Hog/Prarie Dog look like he is taking Communion?!!
Obviously the painter is very talented, I just wish she knew the difference between a groundhog and a chipmunk. Also, regardless of the fact that I’m part Native American, I would never hang something this ugly in or around my house.
Am I seeing shit or is there a hidden large bird near the middle of the tree, in the bear painting.
#17 Bird spirit I’m thinking. Hope they don’t slime like ghosts
hey i know who stretch65 is…i think this is my DAD everyone…LOL
#9 methuselah : what you save in therapy just goes into basket weaving and animal pelts. hehe
They undermine the foundations of buildings and I don’t wanna be a building wrecker either.
Hi Raz’s Dad.
“Seeing you again, Little Big Man, makes my heart burrow like a groundhog.”
I would like to hoard crap in my cheeks and walk around randomly spitting shit out at people.
Let’s see if this works. If not, I’ll look like an idiot.
OK. Idiot it is.
People, people! It’s Tracy Rose Moyers who did this! You know … Tracy Rose Moyers! Yeah, she’s the one who … um … yeah. Her.
I wonder if the owner of this shield had/has low self-esteem. I mean … a prairie dog? I can hear his wife, too. “You couldn’t be like Tom and at least make it to raccoon?”
damn, hi stretch65- ok so you’re not my dad, after all…LOL
but i know who you are now.
strange coincidence that you pick a name that is my dad’s nickname/age…
thanks for the chuckles just the same!
last night i had this bizarre dream about watching a hippo at some weird zoo. does that count as an animal appearing in a vision?
god, i hope not.
This actually did come to me in a vision.
The vision included the groundhogs wearing festive Martin Luther King Day cat masks and they were playing a great game of Rosa Parks musical chairs.
I think it’s eating either a communion wafer or a potato chip – take your choice according to your belief system.
I’m “into” this sort of thing. Six of my eight tattoos are related to the Native American spirit animal belief.
And when I think of a proud Native American Spirit Warrior…
I think of the fierce and mighty GROUND-PRAIRIE-HOG-DOG!
You all should bow in awe and terror!
tejasmom – I was thinking it looks like it might be eating a Kachina doll. Definitely not good mojo.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck… If you think about it, it’s actually kind of appropriate as a listing on Etsy. You know cuz of the wood, as in penis; and chucking, as in tossing your cookies. OK that was a bad joke but there are just so many cookies and woodys tossed around on Etsy.
It’s kind of a cute groundhog though and I can see how some people would go for it. It’s not hideous or a disaster or anything.
I thought this looked familiar. It’s a Storque pick:
There is a legend–
Of the warrior who would neither hunt, fish, nor protect the tribe.
But he sat in his longhouse and ate snacks all summer and winter.
Because of his laziness, he was turned into a groundhog by the Great Spirit
Now he lives in a dirt hole, afraid of his shadow, eating things found underfoot .
He is a sacred animal for followers of the Super Bowl cult–from long ago.
–oral tradition, Punxsutawney tribe
umm, it blends in with the Storque finds, someone must have been scraping the barrel. I just don’t get how the “groundhog” is a noble animal?
I had a vision and they put me on some strong meds
From “Animal-Speak” by Ted Andrews: (this is very, very edited down)…
“Groundhog (woodchuck). Keynote: Mystery of Death without dying. Trance. Dreams. Cycle of Power: Winter.
The groundhog or woodchuck is actually a member of the squirrel family…
Groundhogs are generally non-territorial, but they will not allow others in their tunnel. For anyone with a groundhog totem, it is important to set boundaries…”
And it goes on about the whole hibernation/meditation connection…
The best part about Groundhog Day is going door to door, singing those traditional songs like “Oh Little ‘Hog of Punxsutawney” and “Cloudy Day (Holy Day)” before we dress up in costumes and give out hand made cards and look for groundhog pellets.
#41 Skully: I had to play with yours
So how sad is one’s life if you have visions of groundhogs in your dreams?
hee hee Razberries
this is supposed to be a chipmunk, but it looks more like a mouse that got loose at the Sephora warehouse. I also think these things are really small, like the mini dream catcher hubby has in his car.
I’ve had a family of chipmunks corralled under my sideboard once. They don’t look like that.
The groundhog looks more like a meerkat.
late to the party but just got home from work for some fun with my old friend…
The only thing going for this item is that everything appears to be spelled correctly and the description actually makes sense.
I want my Shield to be halk toad and halk chicken. My reasons for choosing these two sacred animals is too personal to explain.
#26 Veracity: Your shield is pretty awesome. It makes me think of the song “She’s Like the Wind”. Somehow, it just works in my head.
(Not to diss Patrick Swayze.)
@clevercat–LOL and yikes! Never, never show mittens to a bear that big.
This is by the same artist, the idea is kool but my god this is the scariest chipmunk I’ve ever seen…
“A good shield was believed capable of affording the bearer the protection of the Great Spirit”.
Hmm……guess the bearer of this one’s on his own.
#49 whaapplewha — Thanks! I have to give credit for the idea to #8 turtlegirl76 — but I will say that I’m proud of myself for making the skater look as blurry as the rest of the shield. That was a challenge.
OK Patty, now we know what a groundhog stands for, but what about the prairie dog depicted here? I know them for grouping together in the hundreds and all chirping outside my house at the same time, digging up my yard, and carrying the plague.
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This shit is racist. I’m not sure if I should show this to my American Indian Studies professor or not… probably not.
Note that she’s been on Etsy for over a year and hasn’t made a single sale. I suspect being on Regretsy will change that.
Other than the pretentious bio written in the 3rd person (hate that), I don’t think her stuff is that bad. There is certainly a lot worse out there in Etsyland.
I might add, however, that to anyone who does believe in totems and spirit animals, some of the comments on here are akin to dissing Mary to a Catholic :p
Skully, I think I love you…
#48 whaapplewha a spirit shield for you: http://twitpic.com/113p5t
@ravyncrow–yeah, I’m sure our mockery is driving real native Americans from their ancestral beliefs, the pillars of the Vatican are tumbling down, and god is saying f-it by leaving our Universe for good as we spiral into a nothingness of Oblivion–right? Or maybe not.
#59 Oh nothing like that … just sayin’ :p
Then again, maybe we have hit that spiral, given the things that people will pay good money for these days.
@ ravncrow –nor was I serious either (shouts at red thumb brigade) But, if everything is sacred, then maybe nothing is…just sayin’
#30 Here’s the link for the rules to Rosa Parks’ musical chairs -http://www.understandingprejudice.org/teach/elemact.htm! After that, a game of whack-a-mole (groundhog)(prairie dog) while waving shopped spirit shields. Good times.
It looks like he’s eating a circumcised penis nugget!
OMG, and as soon as I saw this, I knew a white bitch made it. Because no ACTUAL Native American person would make one that shitty. Checked out her website where she’s talking about all the respect she has for Native Americans, and she dresses like a white hippie Pocahontas.
Tell you what hon, if you ACTUALLY respect and care for NAs, try NOT co-opting, butchering, and then attempting to capitalize on their culture, mmmkay? “Well, we already took their land, why not their groundhog…
#58 Vile & Evil… that is so beautiful. The glow that the animal has is exactly how my spirit animal revealed itself to me. I am honored.
#64 kyuss – She doesn’t even seem to realize that American Indians don’t have just one monolithic culture. So she spent a couple summers on a Navajo reservation and a week on a Blackfeet reservation and thinks she can lump all American Indians together with her cliche, stereotypical paintings? At least recognize differences between nations and specify which people you mean to “honor”, rather than reinforcing the idea that American Indians are all the same.
(So gonna get voted down for…
Poor little whatever the hell it is. Stuck there forever in someone’s nightmarish dream catcher. We should take up donations for it so that it will be set free.
Veracity – well done!
it’s a prarie dog for one thing, and a dream catcher for another. lol
Prairie dog or groundhog or whatever, I rescued this creature today! It made me laugh so hard that I had to buy it. I plan on giving it to my husband as one of those little things we’ll always giggle about for whatever reason. He has this big stuffed fish from his parents he’s never let go of for the same reason, so rest assured it’s going to a good home!
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