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It’s been all about Sullivan the last 3 days. I picked him up on Sunday and he was fine at the breeders, but he obviously hated the car journey and rejected me entirely and was very upset with himself for the rest of the day.

Monday came around and he was a prickly ball for an hour and a half before he ate some mealworms  on my lap and fell asleep.

Today, he was a lot better, but did fall off my lap and I knocked over all the mealworms in my panic. He was totally fine but hasn’t allowed me to pick him up in the normal way yet.

Later in the evening I got him out again (he had snuggled up in a top of mine rather than his house- an excellent sign!) and we had some cuddles with minimal huffing and balling up. We’re really making progress!

And Fletcher? He’s in a mood about the whole thing so I’ve tried to sit with him a bit more today and fuss him. He is not allowed to see Sully because he’s got a history with hedgehogs, but he can hear me at the other side of the wall and though he can’t see what’s going on, he’s getting jealous and crying. A pig’s ear this evening seemed to fix all that!