Hey everyone!!!. I have something very special to share with you tonight. Something that I feel totally privileged to share and to be a part of. Today I had a call from my lovely friend Monica. She is going away for a few days for a much deserved break and I agreed to look after her 4 guinea piggies and she also asked me to look after a 10 week old squirrel which had gone to the centre injured but is now well and thriving. She brought them over to me on Friday so they are really settled now.
Ok so the phone call today went like this "Clare how would you like to look after a 7 day old orphaned hedgehog???" ummmm, like I really needed time to think about this one!!!.
I have never in my life handled anything this young or tiny. I'm sorry the picture's are not great and I will get some better one's tomorrow. I just took them quickly after I fed him. His name is Ben and he was one of 3 babies and the only survivor after their Mummy was poorly and she rejected them. Mum was a very young hedgehog herself and when she was found she was very underweight. She is doing good now though and is recuperating at the centre.
I never thought that I would care for a little creature as small as this and so dependent on another. He is a real little fighter but there is always a chance that he will not survive. I have got to feed him every 2 hours day and night but if this little fella has any chance that is not going to be a hard job for me.
I am going to do another post tomorrow to share more pic's of the little one's I am caring for and give you an update on Harry the hedgehog which you have been asking after.
Right nearly time to feed little Ben again!!!.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Clare xxx