Spike and Ralph in black and white.

Since it was Spike’s birthday and I know he loves opossums, I called in all my favors at the zoo to arrange a visit from Ralph the Opossum. The zoo does not do this kind of thing for anyone and I am eternally grateful they made a one-time exception to make my friend smile. I hope you had a good one, Spike.

Spike and Ralph.

Ralph meets his stuffed counterpart.

How can you not like a guy like this? Spike looks cool, too.

Ralph trying to figure out what this thing is that looks like him.

Spike and Ralph take a selfie together.

Spike shows off the painting that Ralph the opossum made for him.