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".


Shannon said...

There's one thing I can say about your blog....You never know what you might read. Love this story, happy ending and all and hoping that the possum didn't go to the farm.
Here's wishing you and the family a very Happy New Year!

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Tanya said...

Oh the poor little guy! Happy New Year to you & your family Dana!!

t. xxxx

Tabitha said...

Oh goodness ~ hope that the little chap was ok ~
You do have some exciting animal adventures over there!
The most excitement we have had here was when a bird flew into the window LOL!!
Happy New Year ~ hope it's a good one!!
love and hugs Tabitha XXX

beachbeanb said...

Poor Possum! Ouch - that's gotta leave a mark - well maybe not if they amputate! UGH! Makes me shudder to think about it. Luckily he had the accident in a pet/vermin friendly home - you are always kind to animals! Love the pics - so fun to see...

Harrison is sleeping off his fun last night at church....hope ya'll are getting some rest also! Talk to you soon...


Tabitha said...

Hi Dana ~ I have left an award over at my blog, for my blogging friends ~ so come on over and collect it when you get a minute!
Love and hugs Tabitha XXX