Sunday, June 08, 2008

Hedgehog Drop-Inn


There's not one, but at least two hedgehogs visiting on a regular basis, I'm so very flattered! A few days ago loaf doggie - minus squeaker toy - gave the smaller one a barking welcome. Which wasn't particularly appreciated. After loaf doggie reprimand she/he finally headed for the food, I got the impression of a weary and disoriented wee prickly one, I hope it was just the extraordinarily warm day that caused it and nothing else.


The heatwave and drought we're having at the moment is shared by our southern neighbour, Denmark, and this weather has caused many hedgehogs there to die because they can't find enough water or food. So for all of you who are blessed with adorable prickly visitors like these, make sure there is plenty of water in all bowls and dry cat food too! We can all make a difference for the wee ones sharing our neighbourhood, our planet. One small step at a time.



Poppy Q said...

Awwwwwwww cute pictures of those prickly hedgehogs. My dad used to feed one at our old house - he said it used to like marshmallows!!
He did feed it proper stuff, but one day some marshmallows were left over by some kids, and mr hedgehog loved it!!

Keep cool Pia!!

Pia K said...

Sometimes one has to spice up life, I guess the marshmallows was an extra, unexpected treat for Mr Kiwi Hedgehog:)

Wendy said...

Wonderful photos of a wonderful visitor. Lucky you!

Pia K said...

Thanks, Wendy!

I've been a bit worried though, since we haven't seen neither of the two/three hedgehogs for a week now. The weather is cooler and wetter, so hopefully they've found food and water elsewhere. This evening the (or one of) large one visited, M even got to pat his/her prickly back!

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