Sunday, September 26, 2010

Possumbilities

If the cat's on the roof then maybe somethings afoot. Mr. Daisy the cat began behaving weird even for him last week. He perched on the roof of my daughter's doll house and stayed there all day. Coincident with that was an increase in the uptake of cat food and "accidents" around the house. Then, early Friday morning, I heard sounds coming from the computer room that shouldn't be coming from the computer room and turned on the light to investigate. A small furry creature bearing a striking resemblance to a opossum trundled past my feet, down the stairs and into the kitchen. This, of course, is not good. Soooooo, I borrowed a trap from my brother who considers it a higher art form and put it in the kitchen baited with grapes and a peanut butter sandwich.... hey I don't want word to get around that I don't provide a nice spread for guests.... even the uninvited ones.
The next morning my little friend was in residence and not the least bit pleased by the whole turn of events..... he alternated between hissing and begging me to come closer to the cage. Mr. Daisy seems to have decided it was the biggest damn mouse he had ever seen and would have nothing to do with it.
He rode quietly in the back of the car as we headed to Indian Mound where a tribe of itinerant dogs seems to have encamped.... so I came part way back and let him/her (you check I ain't) out next to the woods.... It disappeared. And no... I haven't any idea how he/she got in.

9 comments:

  1. I despise opossums. Nasty little pests that kill chickens. Don't even get me started. Oh, and I may not speak to you any more just because you let that sucker live.

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  2. amy (you know which one...)September 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    that is horrifying. and why do you have a dollhouse?

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  3. David (and me), lacks that country spirit of yours. After I tried to drown mice in the toilet, I gave up on killing small animals.

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  4. It's my Daughter's dollhouse which I built from a kit.... it ain't goin' anywhere until her daughter can play with it.... :)

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  5. That is completely horrifying! Possums scare the crap out of me. I hate the way they hiss. Very glad you and your kitty didn't get bitten by the beast.

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  6. Great photo story. Nasty beady eyed little creatures.

    Can we submit the photo of your cat on the roof of the doll house to the Icanhascheezburger folks and see what sort of captions the internet crowd come up with? (Unless of course, you have some of your own!)

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  7. Sure, post away.... should be fun.

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  8. Enterprising little beggar, wasn't he?

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