Barley the Awesome Possum celebrates his first birthday in style.
Barley the Awesome Possum recently celebrated his first birthday, and more than 100 people came out to mark the occasion. The cuddly marsupial's birthday bash netted $1,200 for wildlife rescue efforts, Dennis Costantino of East-West Animal Hospital said. Did you attend the celebration? Add your photos to the gallery by clicking the green upload button. See also: Barley the Awesome Possum Celebrates the Big 1
A free party for the lovable marsupial will feature pizza, cake and lots of door prizes and raffles to raise money for wildlife rescue organizations.
He's sweet, cuddly, and loves cottage cheese. He's Barley the Awesome Possum, and you're invited to his birthday party. Though most people couldn't imagine having a possum as a pet, Lea Murray, a registered veterinary technician at East-West Animal Hospital, couldn't imagine life without her special possum, Barley. Murray adopted Barley after he was the sole survivor of an accident that killed his mother and siblings. Since he was young and suffered from metabolic bone disease, Murray filed to get a permit to make Barley a permanent part of her home. Barley even sleeps with her, Murray said. You can't just make a possum a pet, you have to have a permit, which requires specific circumstances and special care for the animal, Murray said. …