It is now the morning of January 12th and look what happened just five minutes ago!
Henry has had a daily bath since he woke from hibernation – still showing no inclination to drink – but he has not forgotten how to eat. By chance I caught him nibbling a lettuce leaf a few minutes ago so rushed to get a couple of fresh leaves and then held them for him as he demolished each in turn. I have noticed in past years that he will ignore food for much longer after waking from hibernation unless someone holds it for him. Once he shows any interest at all in food I like to encourage him and then I know that it is all systems go.