We don't have oppossums, YouTube - Michaela petting a baby Opposum, we have possums and they live in my roof.
On a cold night they climb from the roof onto the top of huge Pin Oaks and then down the trunk to greet me as I return home.
I always speak to them, and they pay me attention just as you do, my little possums.
But I wonder if I should feed them. My father used to feed bread and jam to the possums but once they scratched him.
I think of the possums up in the roof. It must be quite a place - a very large area and heated from below in winter - so I am sure they are snug little possums.
They are very cute little animals, so cute that parents here are inclined to call their children, "Possum", as a pet name.
And of course our uber mother, Dame Edna Everage, calls us all possums. And we throw gladioli at her.