I live in sheltered had to move when i lost my husband, we loved wild life and birds, and spent hours watching our bird table when we were both sick.
we did have hogs occasionally and saved one which was under weight one winter.
I have been really depressed lately missing my husband, my home and my friends, and felt desolate and alone and suddenly in the last 2 weeks i have been inundated with wild birds, and a visiting hedgehog who has taken it upon himself to visit me every morning around 7am so i have bought him proper food. Yesterday i was also entertained by a woodpecker never seen one in my life and also last week a family of long tailed tits came to visit me they were here all day. I wonder if its my husband sending them to me, i know perhaps a little far fetched but not had anything like this before.
Its made it more exciting to get up now and i am ready with my camera and so far not been disappointed.
this is Spikes visit today, sadly he seems to have picked up a few ticks since yesterday so will keep an eye out if it gets too many i will have to find a way to catch him and get him treated.
I hope you dont mind me sharing. Watching all this wild life is better then any pain killer drug.