Filed under: Bloggidy Blog | Tags: extreme cold, incontinent hedgehog, possum, possum tracks
It is what-the-hell-cold outside today. I think it was like 7 degrees last night. Jeb hasn’t been around for two nights. Whatever we put outside is freezing solid so I’m not sure if he can eat it anyway. I hope he’s ok. The above tracks are from a couple days ago. Don’t opossums have cute little toes? Did you know that they have opposable thumbs on their rear feet? Did you know also that they are marsupials and that they have prehensile tails? I bet they’re the only animal to hit that particular interesting trait trifecta. If they were blessed with more intelligence I would fear that they would rule ze world, what with the thumbs and all.
When they finish eating something greasy, like chicken or perhaps something that’s been dead a while, opossums wash their faces with their little hands. That’s what Jeb always did. I miss Jeb. I hope he comes back now that I’ve gone through the trouble of separating all of our throw-away food into containers that correspond to the different food groups.
In other news, Cracker, the studio hedgehog seems to be avoiding the cold, designated wee area of her cage opting instead to “go” in her much warmer sleeping quarters. Thought I’d talk about it because it’s affecting my quality of life a little bit. I’m not sure what bothers me more about this–the extra cleaning I have to do or the fact that I secretly wish I could do that myself beacuse, yo, the bathroom is cold where I live, too. Oh well. She’s getting on in years. I guess we should be able to go wherever we want after a certain age.
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