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Hi Frances - I promised you two things.

1) That I would never take our Hedgehog visitor for granted . . . and I haven't. I feed him every night as he is too small to make it through the Winter. And yes this could be seen as interfering - then again he could have been sent my way to take care of . . I choose the latter.

2) I promised you a photograph . . and here it is - taken last night at 1.00 am . . .

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Posted at 2nd Dec 2007 - 07:29PM   Posted by Westerwitch   For Frances Comments: 13

Preseli Mags's Avatar Awww gorgeous! I want one! We haven't got any hedgehogs - too many badgers.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 2nd Dec 2007 at 07:34PM

Westerwitch's Avatar You can share mine . . .Tell you what - you can give him, or her a name . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Dec 2007 at 07:35PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Why not call him/her Draenog?

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 2nd Dec 2007 at 07:42PM

Toady's Avatar He's gorgeous

Posted by: Toady on 2nd Dec 2007 at 08:06PM

Faith's Avatar Draenog - I had to look it up - how sweet he is!

Posted by: Faith on 2nd Dec 2007 at 08:08PM

Cait's Avatar He is gorgeous. How did you take the photo at night? (Yes I am dim).

Posted by: Cait on 2nd Dec 2007 at 08:43PM

Suffolkmum's Avatar Oh he's lovely. I haven't seen one for ages, we too have too many badgers around here.

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 2nd Dec 2007 at 08:47PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Oooh, he's beautiful, WW! Obviously feels very at home with you. Does he have anywhere to live? Apparently lots of hedgehogs perish over the winter because there aren't enough snug, safe holes for them to hibernate in any more.

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 2nd Dec 2007 at 09:04PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Good on yer WW. Hope he/she survives the winter.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Dec 2007 at 09:23PM

Camilla's Avatar Oh you are sooo kind Westerwitch, to take care of little hedgehog. I have not seen one for ages, I adore them. Hedgehog is so fortunate in having you as mum. Twinkletoes is a good name!!Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Dec 2007 at 11:20PM

Frances's Avatar Well, look at all the folks who saw this beautiful photo of this remarkable little animal before me.

Thank you so very much ww. That little hedgehog is a very lucky hedgehog, says I.

I am going to try to find some sort of free time soon (so I hope) and will come back to this image, because it is so dear and I would like to somehow work it into my artwork. Not sure how. But surely my very first dedicated beautiful photo of a hedgehog of the Scottish persuasion, well, it just calls out to my almost dormant creative urge. (Wintertime can mean dormancy for artists, as much as any other season.)

Really, truly, thank you! xo

Posted by: Frances on 3rd Dec 2007 at 01:01AM

Cowgirl's Avatar He is a darling! Love Hedgepigs as Mum used to call them. We seem to have quite a few here but Josh is not good to them and I have to rescue them often. He doesn't mean it but they fascinate him and he tends to bark them to death...poor things. Little twinkly eyes, look at them! Aahhh.

Am feeling very feeble, not a good invalid at all. Spots fading though, just feel weak and listless. Not like me at all. May I wake tomorrow a better day.

Posted by: Cowgirl on 3rd Dec 2007 at 05:02AM

Pipany's Avatar We have two that were mating outside our bedroom window all summer!!!! Very eerie noise I mist say xx

Posted by: Pipany on 3rd Dec 2007 at 09:39AM

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