Friday, January 2, 2009
Surely Possums are Good Luck!
Well, Happy New Year!! Glad to be in 2009 with a healthy and happy family. We started off the New Year with a possum stuck in our back yard fence. Now I know it seems that we have had our share of vermin--maybe more than our share--but I am ever hopeful that possum are Good Luck for 2009. Just to be sure, we ate sauerkraut as is the German tradition. Can't believe I didn't eat black-eyed peas. (Threw up on them when I was little and swore them off for years). I love them, though!
So, back to the possum and the fence. Ella, our Jack Russell, was sounding "the possum bark" and we journeyed to the back yard to investigate. At first glimpse we thought the possum was just holding on to the fence, but on closer examination we realized his back foot was wedged in the fence. He must have fallen from the top and caught his leg!!! Poor thing hung there probably all night!
Curt ran to get the crowbar and pry him out while I called Animal Services. He eventually ambled down the fence row where I found him and gave him a bowl of water. He lapped it up for several minutes, God love it...
Finally the Animal Services officer came, picked it up with his hands---it played "Possum" predictably enough.
He said Possum wold be delivered to the Wildlife hospital where his leg would most likely be amputated and he would rehab in luxury. Whew. Hope he was telling the truth. Not like when your childhood puppy went to live on "The Farm".