Paw paw & his albino opossum (Y’all that’s possum’ for us southern folk)

North American Opossum with winter coat.
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My dad had an albino opossum visiting his home on a regular basis, he would leave food out, watch for him & before we knew it, this blossoming opossum friendship had turned into part of the family. On our last trip to Hot Springs two weeks ago, my dad was telling me all about my new brother “the opossum” what he feeds him, when he comes out to visit, his behaviors, just bragging on my new brother, how annoying. Well today I asked about my bro and how he was faring, and my dad looked at me so sad & said “I think a dog ate him, I haven’t seen him around in a while.” It was pitiful, his new-found, pet part of the family just vanished into thin air or a dogs belly, just awful. To mark this sad occasion, I wrote a little rap, “Ode to Opossum”: Its only been a short time, but I wrote you this rhyme, here’s to you boo, I will miss you, I’m sorry a dog ate you! Love Sis……….LOL, hehehaha