Thursday, December 18, 2008

MFing Opossum!

Last night I did my favorite thing in the world, and the lady's least favorite thing. I went out our dog door to take care of some peeing business and I saw a freaking opossum, and it was on MY FENCE! So I started barking and Reilly came out and joined me in the 2 am in the morning bark fest. Barking wasn't enough so I started doing this:
Yup, jumping up to try to get that stupid possum, his tail, his foot, anything! Jump, Bark, Jump Bark, Jump, Bark, and the lady telling us to stop barking. Is she crazy, doesn't she see that ugly a&* opossum on OUR FENCE!

Reilly can't jump, but he sure was trying to climb that fence. Then some more barks.

And more jumps. Man, I almost got that thing's tail before the lady grabbed us and made us come inside. I was so proud of myself, look at me smile.

One day I am going to catch that darn thing and teach it a lesson or two.


Homer said...

Hi Murphey and Reilly,

Your barks must have scare off that possum!

By the way, thank you for the Christmas card. We just got it today!

Happy Howlidays!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Murphey!
The nerve of that opossum! He did not move from there even with all your barking!
I hope next time you get him!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

woah, SO exciting!! I bet the neighbors love that too at 2am! GOOD JOB! If you do ever get that guy, call me I'd love to taste opossum!

Jackson said...

Hey pals, good work on scaring him off!
Thanks for your pawsome card, which arrived this morning.
Merry Kissmas!
J x

Comet and BLU said...

You should be proud of yourself. Scaring away possums is hard work. Hopefully it learned its lesson and won't be back!

Poppy said...

Wow, you guys sure showed that opossum who was boss! My sissy Clover saw one once on our fence. She chattered at it a lot, but she didn't wake me up to help her.


Amber-Mae said...

Possum? Mmm, I heard possum tastes pretty good. Now, if only you get a hold of that thang...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

Another foot and you would have had him, Murphey! I wonder how many neighbors got to see you "almost" get him?! Great job!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

wow, that's some great jumping and barking. we can't believe that stupid opossum didn't run away. we would love to go outside and bark at 2 a.m., but our mean mom locks our dog door at night. you're lucky. there is nothing like a good barking session at 2 a.m. to make a dog feel happy.


Dino and Family said...

Way to go Murphey! You are one brave boy! Thanks so much for your lovely Christmas card! Can we send you an e-greeting? I am afraid Christmas will be over when I send you a card via snail mail. Please email me at
Love, DIno

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oohhh.. 2am barkfest sounds like great fun!! I bet your neigghbors must really appreciate all your hard work on making the area possum free!!

Stanley said...


Do you think that is the same possum that has tried to sneak up to your house in the night before? If so, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, man!

I can't believe what a great vertical jump you've got. You were definitely getting some air time. And that self-satisfied smile was worth all the work, wasn't it?

About that cheesey bread, looks to me like 2 loaves is a little TOO much for your crazy lady! I advise her to share some with you PRONTO!

Goober love,

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Murphy and Reilly

Thank you very much for our Christmas card. We hope you have a grreat Christmas with lots of treats and presents.

Molly and Taffy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce
PS: Thanks fur your card !! :D

Wired for Mackie said...

Happy Holiday's!

Your pals, Mackie, Ollie and Finnegan

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You did a really good job on that possum, Murphy, even if you DIDN'T actually catch him! I bet he won't be back on your fence any time soon!

Thanks for the great Christmas card!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Poppy Q said...

Awesome smile there Murph. I hopes you catches that sneaky possum soon.

Happy New Year.

Poppy Q