Monday, August 5, 2013

Faker O'Roadkill

The other night found me in the kitchen looking for antacid.  Spider immediately jumps up trying to look innocent. Suddenly, I see what I thought to be a rat by the sink. As I go into "kill" mode (I love pet rats and have had quite a few, but sewer rats are just not my cup of tea), I wake up a bit more and notice the long snout of a face "only a mother could love".

Remember Spy vs Spy? I was trying to remember what her little face reminded me of, when suddenly it came to me:
If those faces are not inspired by the mug of an O'Possum, then I am a monkey's uncle. 


I picked her up and she started trying to go all "roadkill" on me; laying on her side, faking rigor mortis, drooling and POOPING. While I gave her a bath, I was noticing a butt-ton of fleas on her. Poor little thing. I got her completely free of fleas and wrapped her up. 

This was a few days ago. I have no idea if she came in on her own, somehow finding a way into the house, or if Spider drug her in like a trophy. I should let her go (definitely a girl), but she and I are bonding and I am worried that she will end up some creature's supper. She is enjoying her scratches and pets now and has stopped "playing possum" so much.  She is so ugly, she's cute. And since she is just a wee baby, it is possible to keep her as a pet, although not recommended. 

Right now she is sitting on my shoulder after eating a juicy sweet chunk of pluot. 





12 comments:

  1. Brandi, you have the best adventures. Thank you for caring for this little one.

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  2. Well I think that is Awesome,If she wants to stay with you then let her stay if she wants to leave then let her leave,but I think she will want to stay where she is safe and food on tap and if she enjoys petting too.Plus if you can train her to use a litter box and you are happy to give her a vairied diet of fruit,insects like mealworms,petfood,ect.so what are you going to call her?She is cute,xx Rachel

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  3. Bevette! Call her Bevette! Don't worry, Other Readers, if you don't understand this. It is a pretty impenetrable inside joke.

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  4. Where on Earth do you live, woman!? You have the most interesting adventures! :) Love it! And yeah, she's so ugly it's adorable.

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  5. Dear Lalis, We try to avoid mention of where Brandi lives. It is a sad, sad tale. However, you are right, she has amazing adventures.

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  6. I'd end up keeping her as a pet, I'm sure. I imagine she'll eat whatever you feed her as they're scavengers.

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  7. The Amazing Tales of an Adventuress called Brandi!Great title don't ya think!?xx Rachel

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  8. "The Amazing Tales of an Adventuress Who Is Speedy's Auntie and Is Unfortunate in Her Location." I am really getting good at this name suggesting stuff. Thank you for the basic outline, Rachel.

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  9. hehehe that's cheeky Jane,xx Rachel

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  10. Oh, YAY! A new member of the household! I like them!

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