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 Post subject: Heyghoge
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2018, 04:10 
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'Heyghoge, from heyg, hegge, because
it frequents hedgerows, hoge, hogge ,
from its piglike snout. Other name
includes urchin.'
Wikipedia.

'There's something running 'round the garden,'
she says, 'It's strange.' I continue to try
to read my newspaper.

'What can it be?,' she asks.
'What's it look like?'
'Well, the cat was playing with it, poking
it with a paw.'
'I see.'
'It rolled itself into a ball, a spikey ball.
We don't have them in Holland.'
'The Dutch have probably eaten them all.'
That didn't go down too well,
I try to lighten the mood,
'Maybe he's the one who's been playing
with line plug, pulling it out and biting it.'
'No, that was the cat. But it's his poo
on the lawn, I thought it wasn't
a cat's, too small.'

'Well you won't need slug pellets any more,
I thought your giboshi was doing well
this year.' That grabbed her attention,
it struck a chord, she adores
hosta genus.

Things have certainly changed for the better,
she was singing this morning, my porridge
made with sultanas, the way I like it. Coffee
served promptly at ten, with a finger
of almond cake. She didn't watch TV tonight,
I found her sitting at the rear window
watching to see if he would take the cat food
and drink from the saucer of water.

'Darling, maybe you could make a hutch
for him, it wouldn't be too much trouble
would it dear.' When she uses dear I know
I have to do it. I sigh. 'Maybe it's female,
we could have little hedgehogs
running around the lawn.'


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 Post subject: Re: Heyghoge
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2018, 09:52 
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I like the sweet tone of this....


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 Post subject: Re: Heyghoge
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2018, 13:04 
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Thanks Bob,
I owe the gang some crits,
it's been so hot this week, can't think.


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 Post subject: Re: Heyghoge
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2018, 20:33 
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Where are you?


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 Post subject: Re: Heyghoge
PostPosted: 22 Jul 2018, 21:11 
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I move around Bob, mostly Europe.


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