Don’t just play possum! Be the possum!
Mrs J went down to the feeder yesterday afternoon to replenish the seed pile, and to shoo the possum away that has been gorging himself on the corn. The possum rolled over and acted dead. You can roll one off his back with your toe and he’ll roll back over onto his side or back which kinda ruins his dead pose. LOL
An old timer taught me the word for this: The possum “sulled” up, or that dog “sulled” him. Term can be applied to any stubborn thing, like a mule that refuses to go. I’ve know a few people that have been sulled up over one thing or another. Hee hee