So inviting

By , January 24, 2017 6:23 am

We have a tarp draped over the side of Khali and Snow’s temporary housing, and we place their food under the tarp when we feed them, so that they have a dry place to eat.

Apparently this tarp is very inviting. (Just kidding, I know it’s the food that’s inviting.)

Last month, when I went out to give them their nightly meal, both Khali and Snow were outside of the tarp, but when I stuck my hand under it, there were glowing eyes in there. Um, wth, is there a third cat now?

Um, no.

I quickly learned to always check before I put food back there. And sure enough, he returned.

Usually picking the tarp up is enough to make him go, but he wouldn’t budge this time. We gently tapped him with a (plastic) shovel and he still wouldn’t move. Scraping the shovel against the deck got him to go.

Just to have this guy show up.

It’s interesting to me that the cats give zero f*cks about these visitors. Who knows, maybe they invited them.*

*I know we did, by putting food out. Ha.

18 Responses to “So inviting”

  1. Kathy says:

    Party time!! The raccoon is much cuter, the possum looks mean. Surprised the cats don’t run them off.

    • kilax says:

      The raccoon is so big and super cute. I think the possum was scared! He’s been fine around us (although I think they do have a rep for being mean?).

  2. Chaitali says:

    Ha! I’m surprised the cats don’t care about the other animals taking their food. I guess there’s plenty for all 🙂

  3. Mica says:

    Yikes! I hope there aren’t any conflicts over the food. I used to worry that the possums in our neighborhood would hurt our (indoor-outdoor) cats.

    Did you ever read the children’s book “Possum come a’knockin’?” That’s what this reminds me of. 🙂

  4. Shelley B says:

    What is it about possums that make them look so scary? Raccoons are all wide-eyed and innocent, while those darn possums look like they are going to rip your throat out!

  5. Karen says:

    We used to have the same issues when we fed our black kitty! You could try putting feed further out in the yard…but we discovered the critters like the good stuff more lol

  6. Amy says:

    Wow! Quite a wildlife park you have going there!

  7. Anne says:

    OMG that second picture of the possum, where its hissing in the background behind Khali… yikes! That’s why possums creep me out so much.

  8. Xaarlin says:

    What is the opossum’s name? Inquiring minds need to know 🙂

  9. Michelle says:

    OMG that pic is scary….LOL!! I think I’d have screamed like a little kid seeing visitors like that! LOL!

  10. Maggie says:

    OMG. My parents have a screened-in porch that we would practically live in during the summer. It was gross when the raccoons came around. Even though we had a screen to separate us, we could smell them – since they ate garbage, they smelled like garbage. Olive liked to hiss at them but who is she kidding.

  11. martymankins says:

    Wow. that’s a mean MFer. Surprised the cats haven’t been bothered by these critters, too. The Raccoon looks harmless compared to the scary possum.

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