Well, you can’t say there isn’t variety on this blog. Whether it be articles and studies about diabetes and living the low carb lifestyle, to a wide variety of recipe suggestions, and even washing tips – there is variety – and they do say ‘variety is the spice of life’.
But how about this one?
A hedgehog who was rescued when it was almost the size of a thumb is set to be released. Chris Legg took Pea into her care in June this year, when it weighed just 18 grams. The founder of the Dorchester-based Prickly Prickles Hedgehog Rescue spent the first 10 days feeding Pea with a syringe every hour.
But the hedgehog now weighs 720 grams and Mrs Legg will release it by the end of the week.
Pea was found by Mrs Legg’s niece at a farm. “As soon as I saw him I thought this is going to be a big challenge,” Mrs Legg said. She has explained that hedgehogs as small as Pea are not unusual but are vulnerable, have “wafer-thin skin” and require a lot of care. “I just dedicated all my time to him and got him to where he is today,” she said. “I feel pretty proud I got him through. He puts a huge smile on my face every day.” But she has stressed that hedgehogs are not pets and need to be released. She is planning to soft release Pea in a pen in her garden before letting it go. Mrs Legg launched Prickly Prickles Hedgehog Rescue in 2019 and relies on donations.