Sunday, October 14, 2007

Meet Spike!

A few weeks ago I started hinting of some changes here at blueadt house and now I can finally reveal whats been going on.

hedgehog
Meet Spike!


He was taken into rescue in June '06 weighing just 3oz & suffering from a variety of ailments including lung worm. Now a healthy 4lb he's strong enough to go back into the wild or rather the bottom of our garden. He'll have the freedom to come & go as he wants with the added advantage of fresh food & water delivered every evening.

hedgehog
Spike


DH has made him a special house & it's carefully hidden under plastic covered in a mountain of leaves in a corner under a large bush sheltered by fencing.

Hedgehog house
'Band H' Hedgehog house


We're hoping that he doesn't 'leg it' & that he choses to stay in his house snug in all the leaves. The bottom of our garden is quite overgrown & home to squirrels in the trees, mice & lots of birds including Tawny owls. Hopefully he'll fit in well & make it his home.

hedgehog
Spike

8 comments:

dreamcatcher said...

Oh bless him! I do hope he sticks around in your garden. We have a regular hedgehog visitor here who has been seen snaffling birdseed from the ground :-)

Aknita said...

There's something so very appealing about hedgehogs :-)I do hope he feels at home in your garden.

Bryony Ramsden said...

He's so sweet! He's clearly done VERY well under your supervision though - you don't need to tell us he isn't 3 oz anymore :D

agatha quafflepuncher said...

awwwwww, he's so cute!!!!!! Will the dogs leave him alone? I think Scooby would probably fetch him in to the house:-0) I'm sure he'll decide to stay when he sees his new house! I'd love to have wildlife at the bottom of my garden.......

RoxyKnits said...

Oh isn't he a cutie?

We used to have a family of hedgehogs living in the back of our garden in our old house years ago. Hope he settles in lovely ;)

thereyougothen said...

wow! how do you get a hedgehog? we're after a breeding pair for our veg patch, and bill could build a hutch like that no problem.

i hope he has a long and happy life in your garden.

our dalmatian would bring us hedgehogs, but he never harmed them.

blog-blethers said...

Welcome to the new family member, Spike, and hope he settles in well at the bottom of the garden!

Arianwen said...

Oh he is wonderful, we loved having our little friend last year. If you hear of any others needing a home let me know.