cute possum - opossums are not cute. Try chasing one around your house for a few days and even this (cute baby) can give you a large painful bite. Besides opossums and raccoons are the largest group of animal that carry Rabies.
Ours don't get on the furniture they pretend they're comming for a ear rub, first one paw then another then oh my gosh. problem they both are german shepherds trying to be lap dogs, not going to happen, but they'll never give up trying!