Thursday, October 16, 2008

RIP, Mr. Hedgehog

Name: Various. Usually, they all fall under the general category of "Hedgie."

Purchased by: Various. This has been an obsession of mine since I was born, as some of these pictures show.

Story: Big Brother is a terrier, so he loves to catch and chew up rodents. So, he's always had a Hedgie around the house, even if they only last a few days.

Cause of death: Massive internal hemmorraging. Despite Mom's efforts to patch them up, they just can't seem to keep their innards inside. It sure doesn't have anything to do with me, let me tell you that.

Time of death: Every 5.8 days, a Hedgie dies somewhere in the Puddy/Snoufer household. Please, don't give. Don't save them. They deserve it.

Favorite memory: When my human grandma gave me and Big Brother a Hedgie for Easter, it had a velcro stomach that had three perfectly-sized eggs inside that make a terribly loud and terribly cool ruckus when you squeak them. Big Brother and I try to get the harmony down, but we're still working on it. Best part? It came with two extras, so when we finally figure out how to kill one, there's a backup! Neat, huh? Somehow, this one tends to find its way in the toy box a lot. I guess Dad must not be too fond of my symphony of squeaking.





11 comments:

Nevis said...

OMG, those pug puppy w/ hedgehog are SOOOO adorable!!!

The Lovely Lady Pug said...

i have a hedgie, too. i haven't killed it yet.

i'd love to hear the symphony! too bad your Dad doesn't hear the beauty of the squeaks.

Rachel said...

winston once had a hedgie.....a long time ago....

Lex said...

Aww so cute!
Indy had one and chewed his nose and feet off, that was it. Gus came along and disemboweled him and the next 3 I bought.. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Now I have Sonikh The Hedgehog in mind!

Or is that Spiney Norman?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Brill said...

I once 'rescued' a hedgehog in real life, it was by the side of the road, unable to get up the kerbstone so I picked it up an put it on the pavement as far away from the road as possible. I hope it had wanted to go that way!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

My goodness, you've been quite the toy killing machine lately. If you keep killing your toys, your People might stop buying you new ones! I know mine threatened me with that!

Aniemother said...

OMD, OMD, OMD.. You're so increadibly cute in those pictures!

Bajas

Frances Louise said...

It's like an addiction . . . I go through a hedgehog every month . . . I know I could stop anytime I wanted to.

Peanut said...

I go through stuffies very quickly too. Mom tries to avoid buying them for me because they last only hours or maybe a day or two ...but it is oh so fun to haul their stuffings out and carry their skins around. Mom knows I really do appreciate the stuffies that she gets me. My favorite are squirrel and bunny stuffies. I had a bunny with no stuffing once and he seemed to last longer than the others which were stuffed. I love the pictures of you with your hedgehogs! XOXO Peanut

The Devil Dog said...

My goodness, the hedgie is almost as big as you in photo #4.

Roxy