So, Bull is now taken outside twice daily to hunt for worms and other assorted bugs. Bull
has also become very fond of grapes, but Bull makes it his practice to discard the peels in disgust! His newest delight in the culinary field... is of all things pizza! One sniff of pizza and Bull
magically appears whee ever there is pizza! And his newest culinary find the kitties food bowl.
A nocturnal creature by nature, o'possums don't have very good eyesight in the daytime. Bull
prefers to sleep during the day, though he is generally gracious when shaken awake for show and tell. Left to his own devices Bull
is content to stay sound sleep in a pocket for several hours at a time. At least until he no longer fit into any of Ra'mona's pockets! That feat now having taken over six months!
better yet, cozy in his bed which he has claimed as his domain.
A suitcase inside... another suitcase... under their bed. Oh My!
They are very happy that O'possums
can be litter trained just as a cat. Smelling quite gamy, Bull is bathed daily
in order to rate rides in anyone's pocket. How does one give a possum a bath... strange but easy... Ra'mona figures it out and places him inside a small birdcage and sets him in the shower. Much to his dismay!
Although Bull is certainly not fond of his bathtime, he is obliging. And he is at least the cleanest O'possum in Eureka Springs!
does not tend to bite, except for occasionally thinking a toe is a grape! Not biting hard, even then. Their two kitties give him respect and wide berth, he is now top kitty in their house!
has become a favorite with some of Eureka Springs teen population as Ra'mona has gone for walks with him in her pocket. Bull knows his name and comes to Ra'mona when she calls to him.
Bull's future is uncertain
, David and Ra'mona would like to keep him... but think it might be better for all concerned to attempt to return him to nature, roaming adventures, and his natural heritage.
But they are not sure if he will adapt well from his life of luxury to finding his own worms!
Time will tell what happens to Bull
. He sure has the life of riley now and that's no BULL!
Both David and Ra'mona believe it is important that we nurture our world and all that it possesses.
That includes the animal life abundant around us.
It is due to mankind that many animal species are now in an endangered status. This may not be true of this particular species... but some of
us... have to do... what we can... where we can... to help other species of life exist on our planet!
David says we are all stewards of this planet, and therefore
responsible for all of it's inhabitants. They are both happy to see environment programs taking lead across the world to protect our vast world, to protect it's beauty and it's many species of life.
article:- Published in the Eureka Springs Citizen newspaper. Plus in the National O'Possum News Quarterly.