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'Possum in the wire - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
'Possum in the wire
We had the dogs out very late last night. It was waaay after midnight when they started barking like there was a booger. Not the usual bark like there was a booger in the street, but like there was a booger in their back yard sanctuary. This is not normal and was alarming, so I took the flashlight out and checked it out. They had cornered a possum between the air conditioner unit and the wall of the house, and they weren't sure what to do about it. This was a BIG possum, one of the largest I've seen, and it was, of course, playing possum. That is, it wouldn't move even though they were pouncing at it and even nipping at it with their teeth.

I did the obligatory homeowner thing; I put the dogs in their crates and went back out for a closer look. And, I poked it with a stick. Allie came out and just had to see it when I told her what was going on. I was under the upstairs porch, where the water hose is, washing the mud off my shoes under the light when she crept to the corner of the house with the flashlight. It was one of those rare moments that only comes about once a decade in a marriage, so I waited, and just as she peered around the corner, leaning forward with the light shining on the possum, I sprayed her. Yipe! Perfection. Thus, my responsibilities fulfilled, I came inside. The possum was gone this morning. But I have the memory of her jumping and calling me names to last forever.

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mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: March 29th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

re: possum

You are a big hunky, you know!
schmimi From: schmimi Date: March 30th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
A booger?! HAHAHA!

Man, my friends list is entertaining tonight....

I'm not so sure that I should be laughing about the part where you sprayed Allie, but I have to admit that I am. (And I hope you know to expect it when you least expect it...)
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 30th, 2005 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, she'll get me some way or other. But then, that's the fun of it. I have my white-haired gorilla mask in easy reach if she gets too spirited in her gamesmanship. ;-)
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: March 30th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Mean, mean, mean. I will help you on this if you want, Allie.
mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: March 30th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I may hold you to that!
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: March 30th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
(Back to wall, looking quickly back and forth)

You want a piece o' me? I ain't a-sceert!

Oh, and like I am sooo scared you might somehow "get me" all the way from Lost Vegas. Yawn. Dont' make me tell you about the Kypocka again! (Note to readers: Kypocka was a made up monster I used to terrorize my sister with when she was very young)

acey From: acey Date: April 3rd, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi. :)
May I just say you write beautifully?
I ran into your journal via psychfringe.
I hope you don't mind if I add you to my list.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 4th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for the compliment! I've added you back!
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