Many many moons ago,, I think I was about 25,, just bought my first home with a VA loan.. Had the house built in a nice quiet neighborhood.
Things were about normal for the first year or so, then I came home from work one day, and found an ugly old Guinea hen wandering around the back of the house.
I had a bag of corn kernels (lord knows why) that I fed her.. I stopped at the local ag store, and bought a bag of cracked corn.. and fed her that, put out a bowl of water..
well, long story made longer,, this dang bird would fly up on the roof, and sit there waiting for me when I would come home from work, to feed it,, then it would swoop down and follow me around til I did.. LOL Ugliest dang bird Id ever seen,, I didnt even know what it was at first, and had to call Mother to find out if she had an idea of it.
well,, she hung around for a few months,, eating a bag of cracked corn a week.. lol,,, even into the winter, she hung around,, I put a box out for her to sleep in.. Dont know where she ever came from, but guess she felt right about landing there in my yard.
that christmas, some neighborhood kid got him a new pellet gun for Christmas,, yep,, never seen that ugly old bird come spring.. Daughter said the rumor mill was the kid shot it... couple other neighbors were missing cats too, come spring.
Cracker.. lol,, Now that is a good name for the possum,, I liked Ol' Whitey too..
Have a great weekend, you and Carl.
James M. Rigsby BT3
USS Decatur (DDG-31)
1970-1974 (1971-74 on board)
Fwd Fireroom/Oil King
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