Wildlife in Care

At HideAway Haven we rescue, rehabilitate and release our precious wildlife.  Follow the story of our kids in care.

22/02/2015

After my 6pm feed I usually spend an hour in the back yard before coming inside for my snack and cuddles before bed time.  Last night just before Mummy came to get me something spooked me and I raced off.  Mummy has no idea how I got our of the back yard.  I was really scared.  Mummy spent an hour and a half walking around the block, through the bush, up and down the paths with her torch looking for me, but I was too scared to answer her.  Mummy cried.  I stayed outside all night. At 3am it started raining and I got soaking wet.  I hate the rain, and the dark, and the cold.  

Mummy got up at 4.45 (she didn't sleep much) and came looking for me again with her torch.  This time I answered her when she called and she found me.  I was wet and shivering and shaking so bad because I was scared.  Cody the cat must have been outside with me all night as well because he was soaking wet as well.  Even Mommy got up early to see if I was home again.

I got my bottle and Mummy took me down the hill for a run.  She stayed with me and didn't go for her normal walk because I wouldn't let her out of my sight.  I had loads of fun racing and flying through the air.  

When it was time for her to cook breakfasts for the guests she brought me inside and put me to bed...ahhhh that was nice and comfy and warm and slept until she woke me for my bottle at noon.  Mummy told the guests they couldn't see me this morning because I was too upset.

Luckily Mummy had Pauline to talk to for advice and she will go to the chemist and get me some rescue remedy.  I will get a couple of drops and I think Mummy will drink the rest of the bottle. Pauline said to keep an eye on me because even if I seem to be OK I could still go into shock.  I am making that easy for Mummy by sticking to her like glue today.