Thursday, September 20, 2007

Possum Report

We still have our 'possum. Dad calls him Opie. Opie climbs up onto our balcony every night for dinner. Of course, we don't actually know that he is a "he." But he comes anyway.

Catzee and I like to watch him eat. Dad calls it the Cats' OTV. Sometimes I hiss and Mom fusses at Me. But he is on my balcony after all, and I'm not allowed out when they're expecting him.

Mom leaves him a bowl with some dry cat food, a raisin or two, a sliver of apple, a few sunflower seeds, a little chunk of dried bread, some leftover popcorn, a bit of cantaloupe rind or carrot. He doesn't like lettuce or cucumber. He always eats the cat food first.

After he finishes eating he gets a drink from the water dish nearby and then he washes his face. Mom says he washes his face like a bunny because he uses both paws at the same time. When he was littler he would hang out and take a nap before climbing down. Now he just leaves when he's done. Or hides. He is shy.

And that's the Possum Report.

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21 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Mickey said...

He is a kinda cute fellow.Since your Dad named him,I guess you have adopted him and will continue to feed him? How long after Opie leaves before you can go out? We don't have any possum here.Guess I will have to be content watching the bats!

 
At Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Opie is kinda cute...we useta haf one dat came around but we think one of da bad woofies on da street behind us may have gotten her. Dis makes mom sad cuz dis past spring she sawed dat der was babies! Why don't dem dumb dawgs get dat stoopid skunk dat was here last week and again on Monday!

 
At Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Tina T-P said...

Wow, you are brave to get so close to such a critter - even through the door glass! It is nice of your mom & dad to feed him.

We're glad you enjoyed the stories of how we got our names.

Neelix & Sinda

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:16:00 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

Wow, you have a possum visiting you! Very cool. :) Thanks for the report - it must be a lot of fun watching him!

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:49:00 AM, Blogger Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

We have possums. They are vicious and will bite. We do not feed. We also have racoons, rats, alligators, snakes, owls, ravens...to name a few.
We do not feed these either. Especially the alligators. Good cat-cat would not make good meal for alligator. Trust me on this one. I think I go sit on roof now.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:45:00 AM, Blogger sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Yes, we believe since your dad named him, he is yours! He looks like he would be fun to watch through the glass!

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:45:00 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

Of course you hiss it's an intruder.
Why do the beans all think these pests are cute and feed them. My mom feeds a squirrel aka the intruder on our balcony she thinks it's cute.Yet I know better and hiss at it everytime.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Gemini said...

Oh he is a very small possum isn't he?

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 11:38:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am a little bit scairt of Opie. Because I think his teeths are very sharp.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Renee said...

That's so nice that your mom & dad "turn on your TV" for you by leaving food for Opie. I guess that means that Catzee doesn't get to go out there much anymore since she likes to jump down from there, huh?

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 1:29:00 PM, Blogger Jimmy Joe said...

Hey--why is your dad-bean wastin' precious kitty food on a possum? No wonder you hiss at him.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:51:00 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We haf nefurr seen a possum. Wonder what he tastes like?

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 6:13:00 PM, Blogger Cap'n Buttwipe said...

We have a possum, too. I like possums. Thare ugly like me so we're kinda simpatiko that way.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 7:31:00 PM, Blogger Karen Jo said...

The possum is kind of cute, but a little scary, too. I am not surprised that you hiss at him.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 8:45:00 PM, Blogger Peach Man said...

Hey I like Opie! Mama wants to know if he lisps (don't ask me why she has that question, she's weird like that). You gotta make sure he doesn't get hit by a car. The Opies around here can be dumb and they get hit by cars. I see them sometimes in the morning, it's very sad. How funny that he likes cantaloupe, but not cucumbers! He's getting spoiled at your house.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:59:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Wow, I see these guys outside sometimes, but mum won't feed them. She doesn't want them or the raccoons to hang around.

 
At Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Team Tabby said...

We've never seen a possum, they don't live around here. we would definitely hiss at him. We would keep our distance. Tho he looks small - he might have big teeth.

Moe & Mindy

 
At Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Tiger Lily said...

Reality TV! What more could you want? At least a possum won't spray you with icky smelly spray if you get too close.

 
At Saturday, September 22, 2007 1:52:00 AM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

wow you haf your own possum. We hear they like marshmellons and sparkly little things they can carry. Let us know if this is true ~The Fluffy TRibe

 
At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:05:00 AM, Blogger The Crew said...

Mr. Possum found himself a pretty good buffet at your house.

 
At Sunday, September 30, 2007 5:34:00 PM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Your little friend is cute! We've got some of those guys around here, but they never visit.

 

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