Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Possums, Waterfalls & Graveyards

This past weekend we journeyed north to Bellingham to support my dear friend who was saying goodbye to her pet possum….

Guess that deserves the full story.

Kylie was gifted the “domesticated” possum while visiting her then boyfriend’s family out in the sticks six months ago. They met a local at a bar with a sweet and tame possum hanging out on his shoulder. He said he had more possums in his truck that he was willing to sell (illegal btw), and her bf’s friend jumped in and purchased one for Kylie on a whim. The man said he found the mama as road kill with alive babies a while back, so he saved them and started domesticating them (& breeding more it sounds…).

Long story short, Kylie ended up with a pet possum, Penny. She gave her a loving home, and did her best with this interesting animal, but alas, possums are hard to keep in the city. She did the research, and called an animal rescue that agreed to take her in as an education animal for the rest of her days. Possums can be cute, but are not pets! No doubt Penny was saved when taken away from the man she originally came from. She was in poor health with rashy skin when Kylie first got her. This story is a whole can of worms with this man’s domesticating hobby… I think it’s truly best to let wild animals stay wild, not have them live in the back of your truck... It's sad to think about Penny's family.

But off we went to Bellingham, which was a little tricky with a recent bridge collapse on I-5… But we made it, said goodbye to little Penny, and then explored local breweries, waterfalls, and graveyards.

Guess we all got the green coat memo?... :)

1 comment:

demetria said...

Ahhh the possum!!! So. cool.