Monday, August 06, 2007

What Mom Found On The Balcony

Last night we were minding our own business when we heard sirens right outside the window. I immediately ran and hid, but Mom and Catzee went to see what was up. Evidently the fire department had been called out for an apartment in the next building. Mom said there was no smoke, but the fire fighters were in and out of one of the second story apartments for about two hours.

Mom watched from the balcony for awhile, when all of a sudden she heard what sounded like a potted plant falling over. She looked down, and she saw this.....

We have several wooded areas nearby and Mom figures this little guy must have been snooping around, got frightened by all the commotion, and climbed up the balcony as if it was a tree.

At first Mom didn't know what to do about him. She thought about waiting to see if he climbed down by himself, but she didn't want him to be stranded all night either. Finally she thought to put some Catfood in a bowl inside the PTU.

We watched to see what would happen. It only took a couple of minutes for this to happen ......

Mom quietly slipped out and closed the PTU door. Then she took him outside and downstairs.

It didn't take long after she opened the PTU door that he ran out and away. I just hope he didn't eat any of my Catgrass.

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17 Comments:

At Monday, August 06, 2007 1:46:00 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Wow, how exciting! I bet your PTU smells really interesting now!
Tara

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 8:41:00 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

did you get to go in the PTU after that and smell it? that would haf been furry 'aciting!

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 9:02:00 AM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

How neat! Looks like a young opposum. Marley was face to face with one at our sliding glass door one time! Marley on the inside that is, and the opposum on the outside, lol.

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Gemini said...

I bet your PTU is quite smelly and interesting now. Can he count as your non cat friend for Karl's dare?

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Renee said...

You folks sure get some interesting visitors around your house. I hope Mr. Possum doesn't think your place is good for free treats though. And I'm glad your mom didn't get hurt by the scared possum.

If your mom wanted to keep the visitors off the back balcony she could get that baby protection stuff (looks like big sheets of plexiglass) to block the spaces between the bars...course that wouldn't keep them from coming to the front door.

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Whoa... interesting visitor. Go sniff the PTU and see what he smelled like.
Purrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 10:42:00 AM, Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, how 'citing. Wow, a reel live possum. betch Catzee wannted ta chase him. hee hee.
Purrs, KC

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Daisy said...

It would be very mean of the intruder possum to steal your Catgrass. And he does look a little bit sneaky, too.

It was very nice of your mom to make sure he got away safely.

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 12:41:00 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

So much acitement at yoor howse! Fire trucks and possums oh my, bet da PTU smells verrrrry intristing...

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 2:45:00 PM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

awww our Momma luvs possums ~the fluffy tribe

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 3:14:00 PM, Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

IT EATED SOME OF YOUR FOOD!!!
How could yur mom do that to you? I mean, whatefur kinda kitty that is, it isn't as cute or purry as you guys. An its nose is too long an the tail looks like it belongs on a rat.
Good fing yur mom didn't decide to keep it. Now yur PTU will smell funny, too.
Moms!
[Victor's Mom here - that was nice and brave of you to rescue the little opossum and release it.]

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 5:55:00 PM, Blogger Samantha & Tigger said...

Wow, possum! We had one in our garage the other night, but it ran away when Mom opened the door to the garage! Scared her. You mom was nice to let it go! Neat picture story!
Your FL furiends,

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Wowee yoo had an exciting night. We didn't know what it wuz till we read the comments. We don't git fings like that here.Weren't yoo tempted to see if he wuz tasty?

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:29:00 AM, Blogger Tina T-P said...

OMG - how exciting - and how nice of your mom to move it back out to the woods. Glad it was not a mean ole' one -

Say, do you know the difference between a possom and an opossum?

The O'possum is Irish...ha, ha, ha. (kind of like Patty O'Furniture, get it?)

Well, it's late and I'm being silly. Glad to hear all's well that ends well. T.

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Mrs. Sniffles said...

WHOA. What. Is That!

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 5:16:00 PM, Blogger Pumpkin said...

It kinda looks like a ginormus rat! We don't haff possums heer so fanks fur sharing the pikchurs so we cood see wun.

 
At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Wow! What is that creature? Never seen anything like that before.

 

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