Monday, 24 October 2011

The little hog goes to Spike's Sanctuary

The little hog was so lively throughout the night that I didn't have much sleep; I was overly worried and kept checking on her (yes, it turns out she is a girl) at regular intervals. She made a right mess of the pet carrier box I'd put her in, and managed to drag her bedding into the water bowl, to rip up the newspaper at the bottom of the box, splash water over it and make it into a mushy pulp, and also she seemed to be quite adept at sitting in her water bowl.

In the morning we braved the terrible weather and drove out to Clynderwen and left her in the capable hands of Mary Lane at Spike's Sanctuary. It was a pleasure to meet Mary, a lady who is so devoted to these beautiful creatures and who does so much to help this now endangered species.

Mary has asked me if I'd like to name the little hedgehog, who apparently has been eating well tonight. I'm afraid my mind is a blank at the moment. Any suggestions?


  1. HI GL, we were delighted to read that you had found and rescued a little autumn juvenile. She looks adorable. The little ones only have tiny feet but they make huge footprints in one's heart. It was a lovely thought that you were asked to name the little one. In the Spring time, will Mary be able to return the little girl back to you ? it's difficult if she has a lot to look after, but hopefully she might ...

    We also found two little ones, 300g and 350g start of last week, so the female hedgie who had been visiting the garden had been in the family way after all (shows us we still have an awful lot to learn) and strangely enough, she hasn't appeared in the garden since the night before the night the first little one was found, so she must have felt she had to go down and that they were old enough to take care of themselves.