Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 13 November 2008

ANOTHER hedgehog!!!

I'm hog-sitting!!!

Just a few inches long!!!

TINY wee hedgehog, weighing barely 250g, is currently in a box with paper and a hot water bottle, with a tummy full of chopped up corned beef mixed with water and grated apple. He's a happy hog, and a lucky one, as he is off to the sanctuary later.

Ickol hogs are too ickol to be ickling about in November. They need to be 500-600g minimum to get through hibernation. I'm keeping a look out for any litter-buddies he might have. I've left a trail of corned beef across the lawn :)

It could be a long evening.

Oh, and I've just eaten half a Xmas chocolate log, nuked in the microwave, and covered in cream. -It's that time of the month when chocolate is a screaming medical necessity again.


9 comments:

Dragonstar said...

That's one lucky, very tiny hog!

DON'T talk about chocolate! I'd KILL for chocolate right now!

BumbleVee said...

there'll be a lineup in the morning wondering when the next hand-out is....hahahhahah...

This happens to me in spring when the mommy bunny from the golf course across the street leaves little tiny babies in the back yard...I have to watch where I put my feet...and other stuff I am using... for ages til they get big enough to be careful...

JB's Big World said...

Is that really a hedgehog?
--JB

i beati said...

a definite Christmas tasting neccessity . Hedgehog doctor. Can I get it there to you in 7 days do you think the card??

Debbie said...

Hi Helena, loved catching up on all of your latest news. Love the cute pictures of Hedgie and the beautiful Autumn picturs from the park.
Mmmm yummy hot chocolate log, never thought of having it warm...until now!! ;) Debbie x

Julie said...

Well done for rescuing the hedgehog babies. The chocolate sounds heaven!

CherryPie said...

Where do you find them all? :-)

Kristin Bueter said...

LOL! We share the chocolate necessity during that time issue. I LOVE chocolate, especially dark chocolate with a nice glass of Syrah.

I cannot get over the fact that you have another hedgehog! LOL I've never even seen one in person and her you rescued two already! You're a saint, Helena :O)

Lorianna said...

Oh he is just adorable! I guess some people have them as pets, but I'm not sure how domestic they are. You are so lovely to take care of him.
Yes, chocolate is a necessary drug. That,and hot tea and I'm set. :)
Happy weekend!
Hugs,
Lorianna