Tommy Says Goodnight

When we were in Kilkenny a few weeks ago we finally met Tommy, the hedgehog my cousin Yvonne rescued. She picked him out of the ditch on a dark night, having spotted him from her car. The vet warned Yvonne that if he fixed the hedgehog up she’d be stuck with him for life – Tommy had permanent damage to one leg which means he falls over every few steps. Five years later the vet sends all his clients with hedgehog questions to Yvonne!

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While we visited Tommy was showing signs of going into hibernation, staying in bed for days on end, not coming out to eat or drink. Yvonne took him out of his box to change his bedding one last time before the big sleep. We said hello but he was not impressed!