Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just a Quick Opossum Story


Last summer, at the end of summer we were all over my sister Cris's house of Mommy's Midwest Mountain for a swim. She had been telling us about this little dwarf opossum that would come to her bird feeder for food. So we stayed late to see it. We were all gathered around the sliding glass window with the lights off like it was a movie theater waiting for the tiny opossum to show up.

He did! He was so tiny and cute, but it wasn't long before he was scared off by a normal size opossum. We were all like awwww, go away normal opossum we want to see the little one again. The normal one kept coming back and forth from the dark to the light teasing us. Each time we thought it would be the little one back. So one of the boys scared him off so the little one would come back. We were all glued to see it , when all of a sudden the face of what looked like a wild bore, but white and huge appeared right before the glass! We all screamed, "Ahhhhhhh!" and ran away. It was the largest opossum I had ever seen in my life. It really was as big as a pig. I still wish I had a picture of that.


Jennifer

16 comments:

Jenny said...

What an adorable painting. Gosh I would be frightened t be out in her yard at night...lol

mystele said...

oh this is a sweet, sweet painting!

Shonna said...

What a sweet painting!! I love the bunny slippers....too cute!!!

Julie said...

Heehee. what a cute story and painting. You actually made an opossum look cute and cuddly!

Lemongrass Love said...

YIKES! Great story and as usual, fab art!

Sonia ;) said...

How sweet your paintings have been...takes me away innto the stories you have told about them,,,thank you for the escape.

Smiles,

Sonia ;)

Tina said...

Love your work!!! I think I'm an instant fan. So glad I stumbled over your blog today.
Blessings,
T

crow productions said...

Maybe they were like goldilocks and the 3 bears. The little one was the baby. I grew up in Indiana. There were plenty of opossum. Here in Colorado, I almost forgot about them. Very sweet painting!

Jody said...

what a sweet painting!!!
jody

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Jennifer! Great story! Thanks for sharing! Adorable painting as always! Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Cris said...

Ha Ha! I remember that night! I heard you all scream downstairs and I came running to see what was going on, but I missed the giant 'possum! Was that the night that the baby raccoons were trying steal our S'more makings? lol, Yes, Jenny, my yard can be a little frightening at night!

Heather said...

Oooh, oppssums! they are truly the ugliest things. One kept coming up to my parent's house one day, and my brother's friend grabbed the thing by it's tail, swung it around a couple of times, and flug it into the bushes. that crazy thing didnt know what hit it! Oh, they creep me out! especially with the hissing...

Micki said...

what a great story, I would love to have been there!
We did a similar thing at a friends house who has badgers come into her garden at night, so cute!!

The painting is fantastic, I truly adore those bunny slippers, so cute!

Micki x

Denise said...

I just LOVED that story ! I felt like I was right there staring out of that window right along with all of you! The painting is so adorable!

k said...

i want a pet possum (=

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