Tuesday, April 28, 2009

O is for Opossum

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 4 has reached the letter O. To link to participating blogs click on above link or on banner to left.











This is a photo my son Otto took several years ago of his daughter Anna with a baby Opossum. They were visiting a friend who raises Opossums. The females make lovely little pets. Long ago, when Otto's and my children were small, we had a sweet little albino Opossum. Otto would put her into her little red harness and then lead her around the neighborhood to eat the garden snails.

22 comments:

Janie said...

Great O word, and such a cute photo of your granddaughter with her opossum

Sylvia K said...

What a perfect shot for the O Day!! And what a sweet photo of your granddaughter and her "friend"! Thanks for sharing! Have a great ABC Wednesday!

anthonynorth said...

A very cute photo.

Maggie May said...

O...that is a lovely little opossum. I think I could take to one of those.
Great photo and a great choice of O.

Rena said...

I'd never heard of opossums being pets! When I was growing up they were always venturing out of the nearby wetland and getting hit by cars. :(
Very sweet photo.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Sweet! I hadn't thought of opposums becoming pets; the only ones I ever encountered were having hissy-fits!

Tumblewords: said...

Fascinating! A darling granddaughter who looks so comfortable and loving with the little opossum. Great choice! Love it!

J said...

I never even heard of opposum's before. Learn something new everyday.

uncleawang said...

It was interesting letter'O'opossum.
I've never seen its like here in Sarawak.Thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

I dont't think I have ever seen one, so thank you for sharing!

Reader Wil said...

Although there were plenty of them in New Zealand, I never saw one before. This photo of your granddaughter is very beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Miss_Yves said...

What an original post, with lots of "o" and a lovely photo !

Grace and Bradley said...

Great post, very original. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Great photo! I had no idea that opossums could be trained as pets. We have wild ones that come up close to the house at times, especially if I leave the cats' dish outside. I never knew they could be tamed.

Carol said...

Such a nice photo with your granddaughter. I didn't think opossums could be that cute!

Bobbi said...

Wonderful O! Love the opossum!

spacedlaw said...

What a cute creature! Great O.

naturglede said...

How cute photo of that girl and the Opossum. I have never seen an Opossum alive, only on the telly. Love it!

Sherrie said...

Hi Granny,
He's so cute!! We have opossum's here, they come up to the house after dark and eat our garbage we throw out. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!!

Sherrie

Life with Kaishon said...

What a perfectly lovely story! I never knew that they could be pets. One time I was driving home late from a waitressing job and I killed one. I called my Daddy crying at 2:00 in the morning. He wasn't too happy because he said Possums were nothing to cry over...I will have to show him this post : )

Leslie: said...

Gee, I had no idea they could make good pets! :D Good choice for our O-Day. :D

Jay said...

I had no idea that people kept opossums as pets! They do look cute, and I've heard they're quite docile. But what do they do with the males? Do they make pets too?