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‘Tis the season to be jolly


 Little disabled hog

Dear friends, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014. I have enjoyed sharing your lives and being entertained by you all. You have no idea how much I appreciate you.


This poor little guy came in today. NEVER have I seen such a baldy little hog.

And thank you all for taking the time to read and leave a comment on my little blog.



44 Responses to “‘Tis the season to be jolly”

  1. Flighty says:

    Merry Christmas. xx

  2. Katherine says:

    Lovely,Dina.Merry Xmas.xxxx

  3. Will he grow his prickles back poor little fella/girl.

    Best wishes to you, your family and the little hog

    • Snow Bird says:

      Yes, the prickles will grow back Sue, it’s a good job this little guy was brought in though as it now has no defences and even a rat could kill it.
      All the very best to you and yours too.xxx

  4. Jo says:

    Awww, bless him, I hope he recovers quickly. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope it’s a good one.

    • Snow Bird says:

      I’m tempted to knit the poor little guy a jumper! Hopefully he’ll get better quickly now he’s on meds. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas too. xxx

  5. annie_h says:

    Have loved reading your posts this year. Have a lovely Christmas, Snowbird, and a happy new year xx

  6. Merry Christmas to you, too! The wild creatures of England must all have guardian angels with your address. I have no doubt your love and care will help your newest hog thrive. :)

  7. rusty duck says:

    Oh, poor little hog. But he’s safe now. If only all the others could be too.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the great work that you do. Jx

  8. nikkipolani says:

    Why, thank you, Dina! It’s been educational and hilarious and fun and delightful reading your every day adventures. May you have many more successful rescues and happy endings in the year to come! Merry Christmas.

  9. elaine says:

    Have a lovely lovely Christmas – hope you are able to relax and enjoy it – you deserve a bit of a rest.

  10. It is a joy to have you in my life…..and I look forward to reading many more of your posts in the years to come. Merry merry Christmas to you and your family and here’s to a superb 2014.
    Let’s hope this little hedgehog comes through:)xxxxx

    • Snow Bird says:

      Ahhhh….thanks Janet. It’s such a pleasure to have you as a friend too. All the very best to you and yours. I’m sure the little hog will be fine now.xxx

  11. Kitty says:

    Oh, dear Dina, if anyone can restore this poor sweet hedgehog to vitality; it’s you and your fellow-magicians at the shelter. Joy and love to you this Christmas and throughout the New Year: May it be merry and bright! Thank you for your hope and humor and your very bright light!

    • Snow Bird says:

      Ahhhh….you do say the nicest things The little hog should make a full recovery now. All the very best to you and yours Kitty.xxx

  12. Glo says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours ~ and the Snowbird Star has now found its way to the top of the Christmas tree :) Poor little hedgehog ~ I have named him St. Prickle-less. I’m sure St. Nicholas won’t mind. ;)

    • Snow Bird says:

      Oh…..that has make my day! Loving the idea that the bird is now the Snowbird and sit atop of your tree! I’m smiling here re St. Prickle-less!!! Hahahahaha…..All the very best to you and yours Glo.xxx

  13. Rose H says:

    Dear Snow Bird, I wish you and yours a happy Christmas too. Here’s hoping that sweet little hog gets better soon.
    Thank you for all of your tireless dedication to all the creatures great and small.
    Sending a {{Hug}}
    Rose H

    • Snow Bird says:

      Ahhhh….thanks for this lovely comment Rose. I’m sure the little hog will be fine now. It just needs a little tlc. All the very best to you and yours, and a big hug right back for all the work you do for the animals.xxx

  14. Jason says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well! Though that little guy doesn’t seem to be in the spirit of the season just yet.

    • Snow Bird says:

      The poor little hog must have felt the cold, I’m glad he’s snuggy and warm now. All the very best to you and yours Jason.xxx

  15. The little guy is now safe. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Hope you are having a great day today. We had a great day with family. Weather turned out fantastic after rain threatened.

    • Snow Bird says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words Peter. I’m glad to hear you had a good day. All the very best to you and yours.xxx

  16. godschool says:

    Thanks for your wonderful blog, Dina, and may there be many more posts! That poor little hog … gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘spineless’ … ;)

    • Snow Bird says:

      Ahhhhh….thanks SO much Gilly…..hahahahaha….yes spineless indeedy!!! Poor little thing, he must have been freezing.xxx

  17. keggy says:

    And seasons greetings to you too ! Hope you and yours had a great time. As always, super animal pics. I have never seen a hedgehog with so few spines. Hope 2014 is good to you all. Hugs xxx

    • Snow Bird says:

      Thanks Kegs, I hope you had a good one. You and me both re the baldy hog…..he must have had a hard time surviving. xxx

  18. Jennifer says:

    Poor little guy! Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year Snowbird!

  19. Caro says:

    Thanks for sharing your adventures and wishing you a wonderful 2014! That was a lucky day for that little hedgehog when he wandered across your path. Good luck to both of you! Caro x

  20. Snow Bird says:

    Thanks so much Caro, all the very best to you and yours too. I am glad the little hog found his way to the rescue, here’s to his prickles growing back.xxx

  21. Poor little hoglet……. will it recover its spines really really?

    thank you for your lovely blog and all the lovely pictures about your life and works, I always enjoy reading and seeing what you have been up to!…..xxxx

    • Snow Bird says:

      Awwww…..THANK you SO much for your kind words Arose.
      Yes….I hereby faithfully promise that the wee hog shall be as good as new….I post a piccie when he is.xxx

  22. ShimonZ says:

    especially for those of us who aren’t so jolly most of the time… say, we’re drinking our morning coffee, and gazing at the horizon… and then hear that it’s the season, as the sun comes up. That’s the time to just smile… and think… jolly me…

  23. Snow Bird says:

    Lol….yes it’s a pressure all right Shimon…..we dare not be miserable at Christmas must we. To be honest, I’m always rather glad when it’s all over and we can all get back to normal. xxx

  24. Whatever happened to your “baldy hog”? Did he survive? What did you do to help him?

    • Snow Bird says:

      Yes, he’s still going strong and gaining weight. He was tested for ringworm but doesn’t have it so he’s on a course of anti-biotics now and a skin cream…..no sign of prickle re-growth yet….but we are all optimistic.xxx

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