243. All Hail The Hedgehog – by Monty


My views on wildlife are well known. There is a time and a place, but that time is never and the place is not my garden. I am at odds here with The Fairy, who actively encourages it.

It will come as a surprise then, to hear me praising the hedgehog. There are quite a few who invade my territory on a nightly basis, bringing fleas and …… other things. Last night I was out late and had occasion to strike up a conversation with one such visitor. We passed the time of day and in keeping with tradition, discussed the weather.


Cleverly nocturnalย 

It turns out that hedgehogs have an excellent technique for dealing with the heat of summer. They are nocturnal. Simple yet effective. I have been reliably informed that the only reasons hedgehogs come out in the day is if they are hungry, thirsty or ill. If you see one out in the daytime over the next few days, it will probably be thirsty and very appreciative of a bowl of fresh water.

I informed The Fairy who has placed additional bowls of fresh water around the garden. I also informed Chicken that for the next week at least, we are going to adopt the most excellent hedgehog strategy of sleeping during the boiling hot day and waking during the night.

Yes people – we are going nocturnal. All hail the hedgehog.


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6 thoughts on “243. All Hail The Hedgehog – by Monty

  1. I love to bring our mr hedgy into the sitting room and play with him on the rug – I never hurt him – and then I watch him wander about for a bit …..mum goes bonkers and has to take him down the lane in her jimjams – he always leaves a few friends behind that run over my nose – ………I also have a purple sparkly hedgy to play with if I canโ€™t find the real one…..he doesnโ€™t leave friends just fluff….hot wags Daisydog xx

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    • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      All Hail Daisydog!
      Monty ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ


  2. Anonymous

    Well done Fairy. We shall also be putting out extra water. However, I’m not so sure about being up all night… Are you quite sure Fairy loves you that much??

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  3. This is a winning idea. Nothing could go wrong here. Nocturnal is the way to go. Sometimes I am nocturnal when I wake up in the night and lick Mom’s ear so she will turn over and cuddle with me. I am only nocturnal for about 30 seconds….

    Love and licks,

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    • I expect itโ€™s the same for your mum – straight back to sleep with no harm done. You could do that ten times a night and she wouldnโ€™t complain. Probably.
      Monty ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ


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