Pilfering possum

I have been feeding the cats on a bench seat on the front deck lately in order that they might enjoy their food at their own leisurely pace and not have to bolt dinner down before the dog comes along and steals it.

I don’t think the plan is working quite as I intended.

Despite clear sounds of cat in the garden, this fuzzy person had come down onto the deck and was taking possession of the dining table.

Possum on the front deck

Possum on the front deck

The photos are a bit dark because I was taking them through the front window and couldn’t use the flash. My presence on the other side of the glass was apparently of no concern whatsoever.

Possum eating the cats' food

Possum eating the cats' food

Though every so often there was some attention paid to the presence standing next to me.

Possum watching Clara

Possum watching Clara

The whole 5 minutes of so that this was going on Clara stood with her nose inches from the window staring intently and being Very Self Controlled and Not Barking because she is a Good Dog. I thought she was going to explode.

Clara watching possum

Clara watching possum

Guess I’ll have to find somewhere else for the cats’ bowls.

5 Responses to “Pilfering possum”

  1. Ariane says:

    That’s some mighty impressive self control! πŸ™‚

  2. Jackie K says:

    Aren’t they cheeky! Same thing happened to us exactly (though I didn’t get photos). I’ve now resigned myself to topping up the cat bowl one spoonful at a time so the dog doesn’t steal the whole lot.

  3. Trish says:

    Cheeky thieves! I’ve got a photo somewhere of one very brave poss who use to watch us as we ate dinner on the front verandah in Bris. It climbed up onto the bench, crawled onto T’s lap and ate his pizza as he sat there stunned.

  4. Mrs4444 says:

    Very, very, very cute!! (never thought I’d say that about an opossum!)

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