Well, it has been a rollercoaster ride with James II.
This morning, he was pronounced dead. It was a sad time. We all felt we had failed him and questioned our care and I asked myself where had we gone wrong. We had honestly given it our best but obviously that had not been enough. And so, we fed the horses, sheep, poultry feeling very depressed but, hey ho, life goes on and we need to keep going. We were all miserable, though.
Coming indoors for breakfast and to get James II out of his cat-box to bury, we discovered he was actually alive!
Oh the joy! You cannot imagine just how happy we all felt. We had been given a second chance. Life rarely does that.
Ok, James II has not eaten since yesterday but he is still sound asleep in his box in the kitchen under the stairs.
I have been in communication with a Hedgehog Lady in the Isle of Man who confirmed this can happen.
We check James II regularly for breathing – which has calmed down since yesterday. I reckon he has gone back into hibernation. Good choice not-so-wee James II!
Today has been a gamut of emotions for all of us. I’m exhausted. I am not made for this.