26 thoughts on “Marcie Gets Cheered Up

  1. Dana September 12, 2017 / 8:31 am

    I don’t even know what this is. Looks like a giant possum.

    • Blue Footed Booby September 12, 2017 / 9:06 am

      She is indeed a *gigantic* possum. I had no idea they get that big.

      And now I’m imagine her pirouetting, little pink toes tap tap tapping across the stage, and her tail making a sound like dry sand as it drags behind her. The music consists entirely of oboes and didgeridoos.

      • Murray C September 12, 2017 / 11:12 am

        Well described! Especially the tail sounding like sand – perfect. A new sort of “sand dance” – which, for those of you under a certain age, was when a “hoofer” would spread sand on the stage and instead of tapping would sometimes drag their toes to give a soft sounder, more languorous sound.

        • Duckie 🐥 September 12, 2017 / 11:19 am

          Murray, I’m not pointing out an error here. I know autocorrect is to blame, changing ‘toes’ to ‘toast’. I just want to say I am enjoying the mental picture.

          Oh! Whine! You fixed it! 😫

  2. Gigi the cat lady September 12, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Is it just me or is poor little Princess Marcie Possum’s tail usually fat?

    Could it be that snotty Briana Winterwooster stomped on it out of jealousy because Princess Marcie Possum is a better dancer than her?

    • Rhea September 12, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      That is an odd tail. Maybe it’s wrapped in something to keep it warm? Possums do get frostbitten tails and ears in our northern climate, and Mom is wearing a heavy coat.

  3. Mal September 12, 2017 / 8:56 am

    Chocolate sundae? I think Princess Marcie needs a nice big bin of rotting trash to cheer her up.

    That tail looks prehistoric.

  4. allein 🐾 September 12, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Uhhhh…………….

    • Blue Footed Booby September 12, 2017 / 9:11 am

      I see Marcie’s beauty and grace has rendered you speechless. Only natural.

      • allein 🐾 September 12, 2017 / 9:18 am

        Yes… yes that’s it.

      • Maia September 12, 2017 / 10:54 am

        🙂

  5. Emsthemonster September 12, 2017 / 9:22 am

    I hate dancing so much, last time I had to, I wanted to play possum instead 🙁

  6. Kar September 12, 2017 / 9:29 am

    I really am curious about the backstory here. I’m trying to imagine passing Marcie here off as either her ‘child,’ or a service animal

    • Blue Footed Booby September 12, 2017 / 9:33 am

      She could genuinely be a support animal of some kind, but it’s just as likely she’s a pet too interesting to kick out of the store. I know if I were an employee I’d be too busy going “huh???” to reach the conclusion of “store policy says random pets don’t belong here.” Quickly followed with “may I pet?”

  7. debg September 12, 2017 / 10:11 am

    And this is why possums kind of ick me out. It’s the tail. Even a hilarious caption by Mike can’t get me over the tail. Plus I’ve had bad possum experiences in the past.

    • Catwhisperer September 12, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Agreed. I, too, have had a bad possum experience. Until recently, I had no idea they produce a horrible-smelling anal gland fluid as a fear response. Guess what part my dog played in this scenario.

      • Rhea September 12, 2017 / 9:13 pm

        Could be worse– vultures vomit on you and poop on you, and both ends smell horrible. I’ve had possums gape and hiss at me, but never a serious attempt to bite at the wildlife hospital.

    • fkaWaldenPond September 12, 2017 / 10:32 am

      EEEeeeek! No kidding! I kept looking for a thin black tail then realized that what I thought was part of her coat was Marcie’s um tail. :S

    • Dana September 12, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      That tail is from the Jurassic period and the rest of it is just humongous. That’s why I wasn’t sure it was a possum. If I saw this in real life, I’d pee my pants and run in the opposite direction. Possibly both at the same time.

  8. tara September 12, 2017 / 10:57 am

    Oh widdo possum wossum! Except that is a BIG possum. And yeah, I’m curious about the tail too – I don’t remember ever seeing a possum tail that fat.
    I love possums. But then again, I had a few pet rats as a teenager. Loved them too. But possums are also really really good for your garden. They eat snails and slugs. Yummy yummy! They aren’t aggressive like raccoons can be. They’d much rather skedaddle if they see you.
    And just too put a really fine point on it…
    Remember Avocado from the old ranch?

    • Murray C September 12, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Ah, Tara, a woman after my own heart – I love possums, too – aside from the stinky anal gland – that’s a detriment for any creature – skunks are adorable, too, right? That is some pretty hefty tail – wouldn’t want to be hit with it!

      • tara September 12, 2017 / 11:59 am

        Yes Ma’am Murray C.!

  9. Luv Bunny September 12, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Aww, such a cutie oppossum, with a tutu outfit – YIKES!! 😳 – that tail, kind of creepy. Isn’t that size a bit unusual?

    • allein 🐾 September 12, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      A Rodent Marsupial of Unusual Size, mayhap? 😛

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