Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stuck in the Middle With You

Last month, one of our cats, Bunny  -   (Yeah, strange name for a cat.  But first she belonged to Baby Ruth, and she had been adamant that the cat be named Bunny.) - who was expecting kittens by my precious Tom Kitty, decided during a rainstorm to have her kittens in the dirty clothes hamper in Pete & mine's bathroom.  Due to the in-climate weather, we allowed her to proceed with this.  

A couple of nights later, Pete hears the dogs raising a ruckus and goes outside to see they had a large possum treed.  Due to our chickens and fruit trees, he considers this a varmint and shoots the possum.  Upon inspection, he discovers it had four wee ones in her pouch.  Since these were little and cute, they were not considered varmints, only orphans.  So, he brought them into the house in a bucket with straw and decided they needed the dark of our bedroom closet to rest in. 

Later we were laying there in our bed.  The bathroom is on our left and the closet is on our right.  Suddenly, the kittens start mewing for their mama.  They are awake and want to eat, but Bunny is out feeding her own self.  It wasn't long until we started to hear these odd, loud sucking sounds from the closet.  Apparently the little possums were missing their  own mama.  We lay there a few minutes listening to this symphony of hungry little animals, and a song starts to play in my head.

I turn to Pete and say, "Kittens to the left of me, possums to the right - here I am, stuck in the middle with you."


If you want to hear the song that was in my head, you can listen here:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ukstws19D4

12 comments:

  1. Hello again. I really enjoyed this post, especially imagining the song playing over and over in your head, like a record stuck on a turntable. Bet you didn't get much sleep that night. :)

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    1. Actually, Bunny went back to her kittens and fed and slept with them, so they were quite and the possums I suppose found solace in each other and finally quieted down.

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  2. What is going to happen to the baby possums? That is cute though with the song, LOL :)

    betty

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    1. Baby possums have moved to a hamster cage on the front porch. Pete thinks they are about big enough to try to turn out on their own.

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  3. Funny with the song.:) I'm glad the possums made out ok!
    History Sleuth's Milk Carton Murders

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    1. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Caneyhead.

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  4. Possums feeding off a pussy cat. Rare!

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    1. LOL I can see where you could read it that way. But that's not what I meant. The Possums are eating fruit and certain other things. Believe me Pete thought of that. But also figured even if somehow Bunny would nurse them that she'd be too stretched for milk to support her kittens properly.

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  5. If it works like it does with people, though, the more she nurses the more milk she'll produce. But, maybe it doesn't work that way with critters. I'm glad that the little possums are okay.

    We keep getting visited by possums and raccoons. They are cute, but I'd rather them not be in the carport.

    I enjoyed your post. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Suzanne! Glad you enjoyed your time in Caneyhead.

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  6. Love your song to Pete.... Hubby makes up songs too, lol... :)

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    1. My English Lit Teacher my Senior year in high school would let us hum under our breath, but no talk out loud. My bestie, Michelle, and I would "talk" all through class by humming the parts of songs we both knew the words to.

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