Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cooking with Possum

It occurs to me that this native animal might be the perfect animal for a lot of people who are looking for a quiet, docile, low-energy, low-cost, "couch potato" dog. It does not bark, does not move very fast, does not require any real exercise, eats kitchen scraps, has fur, will cuddle with you while you watch TV, and is pretty cheap and plentiful. Plus, since the average possum is dead at just two or three months of age, adopting a young one will no doubt extend its life. Is it legal? Check your local code.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

After I first arrived in NZ I was at a dinner where we were talking about our pets, and a man was talking about his elderly mother adopting a stray cat, but it had been several months and he had never seen it. He stopped by late one evening and when he let himself in, his mother was lovingly brushing an Australian possum that was wearing a reflective collar and glaring at him over its bowl of cat biscuits. After some argument with his mother, he relented and took "kitty" to the vet for his shots.