Hubby came home from work the other day and while tending to his duty's of watering and grazing the livestock he discovered a new friend. Or at least Coco discovered a new friend...this sweet little opossum. Isn't she darling? OK, please do not tell me that you don't think this is a cute little creature? Aside from the giant mouth filled with dagger sharp teeth and the beady black eyes they really are cute little fuzzy things...at least I think so :)!
This is where Coco found her, right next to the back door. Hubby said she was in shock and wouldn't move from this spot so I suggested he toss some blueberries her way to see if she would eat. Nope! She wasn't about to let her guard down and enjoy the sweet peace offering right in front of her little pink nose. Oh, by the way, her name is Shirley...hubby named her that :).
Then I suggested he open the gate so she could escape out to the front yard, but first he had to go back indoors for a few minutes so she wouldn't feel threatened. When he came out she was gone, but we've seen her several times since then and at odd times of the day. She appears about six o'clock each evening all by her little lonesome self. Don't you feel bad for her? I know I do! A sweet little thing wandering alone without her mommy and in the dark no less.
She waddles out from beneath the Cypress trees and hugs the picket fence that encircles the rose garden, then heads over to the vineyard and hides behind the fence there. Then straight through the grass in the open where she scampers to the other side then hides under the cover of the nasturtium's and Hollyhock.
So I've decided to leave some fruit and water out in the evening for her and of course there's the nasty slugs and snails for her to dine on...such delicacy's.
You probably didn't know we had livestock did you? That's what hubby refers to the dogs as...livestock. And here all this time I thought they were furry companions.