Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Morning!!!



You awake yet?

Perry the possum keeps finding his way back into our badger trap.
He's not the brightest one, that Perry.

My genius kids, however, keep reminding me that it's actually opossum, rather than possum.

Whatever.

They think they're so smart.

They don't understand that if I write opossum, I have to come up with a name that begins with O, instead of P.
Then it will need an apostrophe and end up looking like an Irish rodent.

Wayyyy too much thought to put into a blog post on a Monday morning before coffee.

Silly kids.
Silly Perry.

Happy Monday!

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28 comments:

Mommafo said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! How close did you get to take that picture?? I am screaming inside. lol

Blissful Babe said...

My first thought upon seeing that photo was, "Gosh, I hope that rat isn't a pet!" LOL

Happy Monday!

Sara said...

see, Beki.
This proves it.
You are a great photographer.
You can make ANYTHING look cute...
Even ugly Oscar Opossum.
(trying to help you out on a Monday morning)

Sunny Sue said...

Oh my! We used to have Perry problems, too. Better watch out for that there possom. You know they are not good to have around! I do agree with Sara though, you did make him look cute.

Jody said...

If you can get close enough to that thing to take a picture, I think you will do very well on a farm.☺ Blech! And why isn't the silly thing playing dead? When I lived on a farm and saw one of these horrid creatures they always were playing dead.

kraftykash said...

That is a close up shot! WOW. Possums freak me out....especially when they hiss.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I was using a fixed lens (doesn't zoom) so I was as close as the photo looks. :)

I'm a big tough farm girl now!

rentz said...

We've been battling possums since we moved here. They really like our garage. Our cat just stares at them. We call them possums too. Opossum just takes to much time. We're lazy like that.

elsiee said...

an Irish O'possum? You've made my day!!

Christopher And Tia said...

eeeep! I wouldn't be to thrilled to wake up to that little face, thats for sure!

Michelle said...

He is dang cute! I've never seen one before. It must be fun living on a farm, the least domesticated animal we've seen at home was a squirrel.

Leah said...

UGH! I hate Possums! Weather their name is Perry, Pete, or Othello. they're no good! And, they get more and more brazen. You won't be able to catch the badger as long as the possum is around, but guess what? MOVE THE POSSUM TOO! They are meaner and nastier than the badger.

Beadin By The Sea said...

That is the cutest 'possum I've ever seen actually. The only ones I see are, um...dead, on the side of the road. Great photo Beki, I hope you catch that badger, what's his name?

Love the Decor! said...

He is cute but only cuz he is captive!! Lol!
Go have some coffee and enjoy the day!!

Graceful Moments said...

Great photo...don't like possums much at all. This one does look cute though. I usually see them dead, on their sides with their big mouth and all those nasty teeth showing.

Ms.Kristi said...

Aww! How cute!

Casey said...

Awww. Now I happen to think he is just so cute! You know... being in that cage and all. Now if was to get OUT of that cage, it would be the ugliest, creepiest giant rodent in the world. But behind those wires... CUTE!

Monique :) said...

When I first saw this picture I thought it was the badger! Lol shows how well I know these little critters. You are super brave for getting that close! ...We didn't visit our poppy field this year because of the mojave green warning due to little rodents making the poppies their home! :/ Happy Monday!

Heather said...

you're right. this is a pretty cute picture. possums are ugly though. lol

michelle said...

your picture makes "Perry" look cute! good work!

S Club Mama said...

gross. opossums are the ugliest creatures ever!

Country Dreaming said...

Oh---I don't think soo....


Melinda

Julie Harward said...

Perry may not be very smart but he has the sweetest face ever! And I'd say mama is pretty smart too! Come say hi :D

amy d said...

why....WHY??? did you have to make him look so cute????? how am i ever gonna be able to take mine "out" with a shovel knowing how cute he can be????
thanks a lot beki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, so cute!!! It's always lovely to see 'em in their full fluffy form rather than....

: )

Julie M.

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Brownie said...

we don't have 'possums in this area. But I do have to deal with skunks and raccoons. They're caught with a cage and then... it's up to hubby. I don't take pictures.

woolies said...

omigosh he is so cute. (yes, I'm crazy - and to see how crazy I am, come see the picture of what I saw today!)