A media agency contacted the rescue recently looking for interesting animal stories and the manager thought that Herbie, my disabled hedgehog, may have the makings of a good story, so after a chat with the aforesaid agency, it was decided that a photographer would be sent out to capture some pictures.
It was not my idea of fun I can tell you….there I was like a brooding mother hen, endlessly harassing the photographer! These two hedgehogs are under my care and I was determined that they would suffer no stress so I insisted that flashes were a good distance away from them and utterly refused to have Howie, the spineless hog, in a little pullover.
I was forced to smile so often that in the end my mouth could only form a rather scary grimace….I’m not a natural obviously….unlike Howie who seemed to enjoy the limelight and wandered around quite happily. Herbie simply didn’t want to participate and refused to uncurl…maybe I should have taken a leaf out of his book!!!
Anyway, the story appeared in several national papers….there was me, grimacing rather horribly, Howie looking happily star struck and NO pics of my Herbie….not a ONE!!! And the story was supposed to be about him! Ah well, the rescue got a mention so good publicity for them…
Talking of hogs, we’re finally ready to release the first batch next week, they’ve been outdoors for a month now and have hardened off so to speak….some of them are ridiculously fat, like this little chap. I’ll have to find some good sites to release them.
On the subject of fat, do you think Curly cat is carrying a little extra weight?
Now, after a walk a few days ago, hubs and I indulged in a beer and as usual Sam stood on the table, but then he refused to get off it and eventually lay down on it. The pub garden was packed and everyone was pointing at the crazy beast and laughing….I cannot tell you how embarrassing it was! Seems the high ground is where he intends to stay, if only he was a little smaller…..sighs…
The dogs were fascinated by this horse.
I’ve been tidying the courtyard over the last few days and decided to plant my little peach tree in this stone circle, I do hope a few fruits set. It’s lovely in the garden at the moment, the pear and plum trees are overflowing with flowers and drifts of confetti are floating about from the cherry trees in the front.
And I seem to have daises everywhere.
Hubs had a birthday this week and surprisingly decided to celebrate at my favourite veggie cafe, the one where you bring your own wine, which was lovely for me, and he really enjoyed his veggie food too. We had a wonderful evening, very chilled it was!
Unlike this thing…which was totally chilling! Hubs thought it would be fun to go on the Liverpool Eye, so I agreed as it was his birthday after all….BUT…..I have a thing about heights, they terrify me they do…..
Liverpool docks and the River Mersey from the Eye.
The views were great, but dangling at the top for ages had me shuddering, and why is it that the car always has to blow to and fro when you’re at the top????? I couldn’t wait to get off to be honest, but at least I suppose I did it.
Can anyone tell me what the mystery seedling is? The one attached to the cane, it popped out amongst the sweet pea seedlings…..