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Happy hedgehog

I am stuck in Barts hospital in London. Mum got dehydrated so drip in place..yes I have a 4 hour wait.

I was due to meet a friend to celebrate diagnosis of her medical condition. A landmark after many years of frustration.

I spotted hedggie on my arrival. Badly sewn eye. As soon as mum had drifted off , saline solution working, I scooted back to find hedgehog still looking hopeful for a new home.

Well lucky day. I needed cheering up and in honour of our recent removal of two hedgehogs causing a big stir in our chicken coop and stealing eggs too, I couldn’t resist.

My “writing ideas” book shelf needs a squint eyed prickly character to join the other motley crew of lost and founds. Although this year is speeding through fast, I still want to catch up on illustration ideas. But the jumble of current commitments can make it all too easy to chuck the towel in, but then why buy a hedgehog?

So how do I paint prickles?

Barts near St Paul’s London. Private funded.

5 thoughts on “Happy hedgehog

  1. He looks like he will make a cheerful addition to your bookshelves. Hope your bearing up with your mum. Sounds like youve been having some fun and games with hedgehogs and chickens. Did they get away with many eggs?

    1. A few. At first Tony thought it was a rat but then a lot of chicken squeaking and hedgehog trotted past. Tony put him in a container with water and a brick on top but he escaped! Strong guys. Then a couple of abandoned eggs appeared and hedgehog running from the crime scene. Got ya!!! Swiftly despatched a couple of miles down the road.

  2. Le Hérisson is super cute and I am sure will inspire a lovely character for your books. I hope your mum is now fully hydrated and comfortable and that you will be back home very soon to sort those chookers and gozzies. 🦔 🐓

    1. Can’t wait ! Difficult week. I think hedgehog was a sign. Today was the first day I felt in control. I asked for help and everyone at the Hospital gave great advice.

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