We have had some excitement in our home this week after sighting perhaps an opossum twice this week in the backyard. The first sighting was Wednesday at 4:00 AM as it ran inside our fenced in backyard. Next, it was sitting under our bird feeder right next to the house.
So, of course, I started researching opossums. The good news is that they don’t appear to be dangerous. In fact, I read on the internet that “possums pretend to be dead whenever they perceive a threat.” I may not have tried “playing possum” but, I learned something about you humans while researching opossums! Nancy said while she was in France studying saxophone, it was advantageous at times to not be fluent in French. When incapable to find the correct words in French, she could remain quiet. She claims it was her form of “playing possum” when needed. How about you, do you ever “play possum” in your life?
Just now, we had the pleasure of having a visitor for the morning. Her name is Sadie. Sadie caused far more excitement than than the opossum visitor. Even though we knew we were going to have another dog here today, we had never met Sadie, so we all had our “guard up” and were ready. No, we are not guard dogs, but come on, you know the human expression “guard up” right?! Anyhow, Sadie is really a sweet dog and we are so happy to have her here. We have already let our guard down and we are all chillin’ with classical music playing.
Enjoy our favorite time of year! Go swish through some leaves and soak in the beauty all around you.