||Three years old|
have a pet opossum. I've had her for over three years now. Her name
is Nightcrawler. What makes my possum so special is what I've learned
from her. I got her when she was a newborn. She lived in our house
for about six months, then I made her a big house to stay in outside.
When I tell people about her they ask "Doesn't she bite, hiss, drool,
or play dead?" She does none of these things. These must be
traits that are learned from their mother. Since I raised her, she
didn't learn these traits.
She is very smart. When she was younger she use to use the cats'
litterbox and I never taught her this. She doesn't pay the litterbox
much attention these days. The cats don't mind her too much when I
bring her in on some weekends on really cold nights. She remembers
things well to. I kept her in our back bedroom when she was little
and when I bring her in that's the first place she will head to and
the only place in the house she will sleep. She's not very nocturnal
at all. If she hears noises or is hungry, she will get up in the
middle of the day to see what's going on. She's not too playful but
she did eat the cats' catnip toy once. She will eat most anything but
if it's rotten or bad she won't touch it. She likes cat food,
chocolate, chicken, corn chips and corn. I like my possum because
she's different. My wife likes her too.
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