Tuesday 7 May 2024

Seasons Change

 Hello Blogville it your one and only Gossip Bunny with all the latest ponderings and news from our little corner of the globe.....

It comes a time when seasons change from Autumn to Winter to Spring and then back again as Mother Nature changes her mind about which one we are in. And then we start to head in to Summer as the temperature start to slowly increase and then decrease as Mother Nature changes her mind yet again. Mother Nature is fickle like that as she tries to decide which season she will give us each and everyday. As our Humans start to plan for summer, they plan little jobs in the garden, they plan their days out on any nice days they may get, They plan holidays/vacations and getaways to make the most of any nice weather they may get....that is if Mother Nature allows us to have some nice weather.

And us animals well the birds have already built their nests and started rearing their new little families, the Hedgehog are mating some are already rearing their next generation, its the same with foxes and badgers and all manner of creatures. Lambs are being born left right and center and the ponies on Dartmoor are having their babies...Little foals and little lambs are frolicing about....they don't take notice of the weather they just have to get on with their lives rearing their little families....Only Humans ponder on the weather and Mother Nature's choices on what she gives us......

So while every human is pondering we will move swiftly on to the Subject of Little Louie the Hedgehog after he turned up in the garden from his escape we have finally turned a corner. Mum after she removed all the tics he had ,she treated his ringworm and following some great advice to balance the bacteria in his gut which was causing him some issue he gained a lot of weight to nearly 1kg he finally stopped coming out in the day and fully transitioned to coming out early evenings and going to bed by the time it starts to get light and sometimes earlier if it was cold or wet. Mum made the decision that it was time for him to try and live fully wild, last night she let him roam the the back garden until it got dark and then she opened up the back garden to the front garden so the that he could leave if he wanted...which he did after eating some of his food last night and then he was off to have some adventures, He didn't come back to bed this morning but while we don't know where he is we don't think he has gone to far. Mummy will continues to put food in his food station and in the greenhouse for him plus there are the food stations in the front garden plus a spare nest box for him to use so he can come back if he needs to....its been a long road to recovery for him but he's finally where he belongs in the wild.

We also had another Hedgehog, we called him Henry that we sent to rescue poor man had a bad case of Fluke and was so skinny we didn't know if he was going to make it but he did and the rescue brought him back last week and he was released in to his nest box so that was another bit of good news.

And I am sure you all want to hear about Jo-Jo well she comes every day now sometimes its just for some food and sometimes its to play as well as some food. She has been a bit naughty as she chased Little Louie around the garden a couple of times to tease him, she also tried teasing me too but I chased her back so now she just checks out any holes that I dig in the garden to see what I am doing. She has gone back to landing on Mummy's shoulder again too and she doesn't just visit once a day she comes and goes all day long....and we think she has a boyfriend as there is a young male crow from last years broods hanging a round her, he used to chase her with his parents but they are off rearing their next lot of babies so he has been on his own for a couple of weeks. Jo-Jo came this morning and the male came too he stayed on the shed roof while she was eating with Mummy and when she finish she filled her beak and crop and went on the shed with him, her seemed to be watching over her on guard while some seagulls flew over the house and then when she joined him on the shed she clearly wasn't afraid of him and was watching the seagulls too and then he flew off and she seemed to follow him in the same direction...so we will see what happens in the future.

As for me well I'm a little happier the weather is better and more like summer so I can get out and about a little and spen a lot of time in the garden and when its not so good...

Well I get up to mischief indoors*giggles*

                                                         xoxo Little Miss Titch

Monday 1 April 2024

Happy Hoppy Easter Monday

 Hello Blogville...Do you remember me? Yes it's me your one and only Gossip Bunny Little Miss Titch. I haven't posted since the New Year and to be honest that has been my fault but how do you write posts when nothing much has been happening? There are only so many times you can do updates on Little Louie hedgehog and Jo-Jo the crow when she decides to visit that a gossip bunny like me can write before we all get bored with reading them. The weather here has been horrible mainly rain since the Autumn started and it hasn't really stopped apart from the odd day so there hasn't been much going on with adventuring for me. Also Dads knee has been bad and needed to be fixed so driving has been a bit a bit of a no go but now that is on the mend but still has months before he recovers.

Thursday morning we woke up to this but then a couple of hours later and it was all gone because the rain came back

Beginning of March mum put Little Louie back out in the garden and set up his nest box in the greenhouse after letting him out of his hutch in the shed for a few hours in the afternoon for a few weeks....The first night out and he escaped and went walk about for a week. Mum looked for him but couldn't find him so all she could do was leave the back garden open and put his food in the greenhouse and in his food station with the hopes he would come back. After a couple of days his food started to go and a week later he was back. Mum went out in the back garden after breakfast to get the stuff for the birds and there he was as if he had never been away. Mum fixed the hole where he got out and then scooped him up to check him over before giving him some breakfast in the greenhouse....he was very hungry. as He was still a wake at 9am mum checked him over and found he was covered in tics all over so after a few days of removing them mum finally got them all off but she also discovered that his Ringworm infection came back with a vengeance so he's on a 5 day course of treatment baths and special cream to try and clear it up before it can become a real problem and makes him lose all his spines...just today and tomorrows to go and then he needs to be checked over. Mum also sent off a poop sample to be checked  to make sure he hasn't picked up anything else plus he's having some other treatment to boost his immune system. He really wasn't ready to leave us and was struggling again so that is why he came back. on dry days he still comes out in the garden until 8 or 9am which is not safe for him....he's a little rascal for sure. 


Jo-Jo has been coming a couple times a week depending on the weather

And as for me well I have been out in the garden a few times in between all the rain but that's all. It's just been so boring for me....

So I hope you all had a happy and hoppy Easter and hope you all have some nice Spring weather and I'll leave you with an old photo from last year.

                                         xoxo Little Miss Titch