We have taken freeloading to a higher level and are currently house-sitting....very luxurious after 6 months in a van to have so much space, and hot baths and a large tv a real novelty. James dog is umbilically attached to the sofa, venturing out only to bark at neighbouring dogs or chase the chooks.
Meanwhile we are gobsmacked by a current tv ad showing pretty girls carrying around identical small furry creatures and pampering them in hairdressers, beauticians, and restaurants. Why have those girls all got possums? is one's first reaction. Only when the tag line is reached does the realisation hit. Apparently even over here it has upset a few people.
So ladies...you have only got one beaver 'down there' so look after it.