On 2/05/07, Lyndsey wrote:
> He's cool! As cheeky as ever. When we moved into the new house
> we accidently set the house alarm off trying to type in the
> new code and now he thinks it's the best sound ever!
> I hav got to tell you about this...
> Last night i thought there was something wrong with him
> because i could hear a horrible screaming noise coming from
> somewhere so i dived out of bed and ran downstarirs. Turns out
> the noise is coming from outside. The noise was sickening!
> Relived that it wasn't the parrot, we crept out with a torch
> to locate the fox? cat? that had obviously been injured in
> some horrific way. We went round the side of the house and it
> was coming form the bin. I thought maybe a cat had climed in
> and the lid had slammed shut. At this point a neightbour came
> out of her house to investigate, and joined us. It was about
> 3.30am and this noise was waking the whole street. We started
> to creep forward toward the bin when suddenly, the torch light
> fell onto , a hedgehog!! A hedgehog was making this racket! We
> were all astounded! How could a hedgehog make that noise? I
> never even knew they made a noise! Such a small animal and
> such a racket.
> Anyway, the lady ran in and got some cat food and a bowl of
> water and we put it all next to him. Then she called the
> hedgehog rescue.
> I still cant believe it! I hope he's doing o.k. We think a cat
> had had a go at him and he was warning it off, then got a bit
> carried away.
> If i hear anything ill keep you posted!
Thank you Lindsey for the story, I always get a spiritual kind
of lift when I hear of what happens when our paths crosses with
other creatures. I hope the poor little thing is doing well.