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Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekly Dose of Cute: African Pygmy Hedgehog

I wasn't exactly a normal kid. I loved animals, and after much convincing, I somehow got my mother to agree to let me have hedgehogs. Two of them, actually. One was a regular colored one named Spickle (because, she was "spickly" - spiky and prickly) and an albino one named Popcorn (because he was not only popcorn-colored but he liked to make popping noises and jump 4" in the air in a ball when he was upset). Anyhow, these photo reminded me of my favorite childhood pets:

C'mon, ain't they CUTE?! And just look at the pig-like nose - you can see why they're called "hogs".

3 comments:

Dorid said...

ok... these are WAY TOO CUTE...

Antti said...

Awww... these remind me of our temperamental little lady, Sophie, back home. Though tbh she is getting on a bit at 3 years of age, and she's ended up rather less pygmy than average, weighing in at a little over a pound last I heard... But nearly lethally cute even when she's having a fit! :D

liliannattel said...

Adorable--much cuter than hamsters.