Don’t look away. The possum isn’t dead!

“A possum will often act dead when faced with a situation it doesn’t want to deal with.” That’s from the Urban Dictionary and the situation would be yer fav-o-rite blahgger in the case of this poor little terrified guy.

It was a fugly morning and as I was waking up at 0-skunk-30, I could hear the wind a-blowin’ and I was thinking, “Do I reeeeeallly want to go out and walk this morning?” But I had to get up and go to make the donuts and today’s batch was sweeter than the usual because it is Thursday and that means coffee with MMCB2. I was particularly looking forward to coffee this week because I have been through the good, the bad, and the ooogly during the last week, the oooogly happening an hour or so after LAST week’s Thursday coffee. I needed Girlfriends! I mean Life Girlfriends. The ones you hang out with no matter what is going on in the other parts of your life. Work Girlfriends are wonderful but when crap happens at work, we all need Life Girlfriends. I’m glad I have some of those. Most of my Life Girlfriends are women who have not given up on making friends with me despite my introverted personality. Nevertheless, they persisted!

Anyway, I got up and took my walk and it really wasn’t all that bad, at least it wasn’t raining cats and dogs any more.

And so I was walking through the north side of the mini-woods behind the Landfill and I had my iPhone flashlight on and suddenly there was movement near my feet! A TERRIFIED opossum stared me in the face! I stepped away and I heard a little thud. Yes, he played possum. I got the best pic I could get with an iPhone in the dark and then I left the cute little possum alone.

Walking in the south side of the mini-woods behind the Landfill, I encountered my dog friend Ano and his uber-cool owner. Ano ALWAYS barks when he encounters me but he does not jump or try to bite, so he is A-OK with me. I alerted Ano’s owner that I had encountered a possum in the “other” woods and he decided against letting Ano run in that woods this morning. No reason to have to deal with Ano tangling with a possum!

One Response to “Don’t look away. The possum isn’t dead!”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’m not a fan of possums, but this one does look cute. Most of my Life Girlfriends worked with me at one time, but have now retired. My friends list has been changing which has been difficult at times. I tend to hold on too hard to the past.