I have an idea.
Scary, I know. But I’m really excited about this.
My mama’s birthday is coming up in November and she truly needs some fun in her life right now. And today on my lunch, it hit me: an intervention.
Don’t get me wrong. She doesn’t have a substance abuse problem. It won’t be that kind of intervention.
It’s for shooting opossums.
Let me explain: she owns a farm that’s about 70 acres and keeps getting stray cats dumped on her. She feels terrible for them, so she leaves food out so they don’t go hungry. Of course, since there’s food around, it attracts scavengers like raccoons and opossums and they attack the cats. So my mama shoots them.
Let me tell you, I have seen my mother run across a house with a gun and no pants waaay too many times. #farmerproblems?
I’m just in the beginning stages of this little plan, but so far I plan to have friends and family writing letters explaining how her “problem” has affected all of our lives (mine is going to be about having to help with body disposal) and consequences if she doesn’t stop (I’m going to make her bag up her own dead critters), a cake in the shape of an opossum that’s been shot – not in the head though (gross!), and varment-themed snack foods.
I’m ridiculously excited to put this together!