The Garden Grows

My small garden has been doing well recently. My tomato plant is starting to bloom and my cucumbers are trying to climb up my wall. Everything is going according to plan.


Where’re the Sweets?

At the Rescue Cafe, we could buy snacks and sweets to feed the animals. For the otters, there was a hole into the enclosure where you could hand it to them. Their little hands would come out of the hole and take it, before shoving it into their cute little faces.

These two otters were particularly spoiled and thought they would get treats whenever anyone so much as looked their way. Sometimes, hands would snake out and grab the clothing of passerbys.

This one was disappointed that my phone wasn’t eatable, going so far as to yell at me. Otters are very vocal creatures, it seems.


So, I woke up early to visit a hedgehog cafe. Being golden week, many places have lines down the block even before opening time. In response to this, I made an online reservation the day before.

When I got there, as expected, there was a major line. Thankfully, a staff member was checking for reservations, so all I had to do was show my confirmation email and I was let in.

I reserved an hour, which included a free drink and a jar of meal worms to feed my new friend. I got a hedgehog, named Zack, all to myself. He was super skitish (except when it came to food— he tried to pull the worm and tweezers used to hold it out of my hand).

For the most part, he stayed in the box on my lap, though he seemed mildly interested in my t-shirt at times. When I did pick him up, he’d roll aound in my hands and try to escape up my arms.

Eventually it was time to go, so back into his enclosure he went. Afterwards, it was time for some shopping.