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Monday, December 14, 2015

The elusive Spiky

We have a little echidna who lives in our garden.
One day the dogs were barking furiously and little Maxie was hiding by the back door.  I was a bit concerned as I thought there could be a snake in the garden, so out I went to investigate.  To my astonishment toddling across our brick paved patio was a sweet little echidna, closely followed by a funny little black and white spotted dog - Belly B - sniffing at his back.  Spiky seemed totally unperturbed by the situation.  I ran inside to get the camera, but by the time I found it, he was tunnelling under the boy's old cubby, where I now know he lives.
It is very thrilling to have these interactions with native creatures when you live in suburbia.
The other day I was browsing in a Christmas shop, and there I found the perfect tribute to Spiky.
 Over at fabulous Diary of a Quilter, Amy very kindly shared a tutorial to make this sweet block.
If you would like to see how they are made please follow this LINK.  You will also find a multitude of other fabulous things.  Many many thanks to Amy.
Hope you have the happiest of days
Love

8 comments:

  1. very cute Spikey decoration.... I think echindna's are my most favourite.... snuffle snuffle, wiggle wiggle
    Hugz

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  2. Spikey would be rather confident considering he is wearing a lovely suit of armour . It is so nice to know that these critters are around still. Thanks for making me smile.

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  3. Oh how cute is he! Is it like an australian hedgehog or do you get hedgehogs too?

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  4. How exciting to have an echidna in your garden!

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