A Sentiment

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The Opossum is back again today. He was here the same time as yesterday and now he's here as it is getting dark outside. We know that they can be pests and do damage...I am just interested in watching animals that I haven't watched before. I may have to take my feeders down, so he doesn't make a habit of taking his meals here. I hate to do this, because of the birds that we love to watch. I think that living near wooded areas and our own woods in the back invite creatures like this to come up close to the house. We've seen groundhogs, deer, all kinds of small animals, snakes, fox, and before I moved here...Joe saw a Bobcat. We hear coyotes at night in the summer. I am a lover of nature and enjoy watching all these animals...but I like seeing them at a distance. They have their home and I have mine. It's now dark and I shone a flashlight out on him. He just looked up and kept on eating. Certainly a brave little fellow.
Joe feels better today. I guess he had food poisoning. Being Sicilian he loves olives. He buys cured olives packed in olive oil. He loves them and ate some the day before he got sick. They didn't taste just right. He got so sick during the night and had to stay in bed yesterday. Today he's still feeling kind of weak, but has been able to be up and about. I threw them out...needless to say.
Well, my friend is still here and I have to go to watch the news. Wonderful news this morning about the Navy Seals rescuing those two people.


judemiller1 said...

Hope Joe is feeling better. He might have had the Noro virus--that is one nasty sickness and leaves you weak for about 3 days. It couldn't have been the olives--olives are good for you, LOL

Balisha said...

He bought the olives when they were on sale.So he bought two pints of them. They came from a deli.He ate one pint and then started on the other one just the other day. They didn't taste or smell just right to him. He ate them anyway...then got sick. I figured that if I didn't get sick...it was the olives. When I tossed them in the garbage yesterday, I opened them up and knew that they were bad right away.
So, olives are good for you, but not rotten ones.

garden girl said...

Aw, your little visitor is cute Balisha! George, our dog, has had run-in or two with adult possums. Fortunately no one got hurt - they just stood there almost nose-to-nose staring each other down, with the possum hissing, and George whining like the big baby he is. The possums finally ran off when they could see George was as scared of them as they were of him. It's been years since he's had a confrontation with a possum, thankfully. Those were some pretty tense, intense, scary moments for all three of us!

Glad Joe is feeling better. Food-poisoning is not fun!