Saturday, July 07, 2007

Tessie

Here are some photos of our guest, Tessa Rose, the hedgehog. She sleeps during the day, and begins to stir around 10:00 P.M.

As you can see, she has a sweet little face. But those spines are sharp!
If you pick her up--no matter how gently--once the jumping and hissing subsides, she tries to curl up into a ball. As the Scientist says, her suspicion is understandable, since in her world, other creatures fall into two categories: those she can eat, and those that might eat her. We wondered how Amie would react to having her around, but Amie has shown no interest in her at all.
I think the real reason she doesn't like the Scientist is that he keeps calling her Spiny Norman.

10 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Great pictures! I really didn't know anyone kept a hedgehog as a pet.

Jan said...

I never knew a hedgehog could be so cute! Good pictures--thanks.

Songbird said...

She is precious!

DogBlogger said...

Cuteness! I didn't realize they were poky enough to require gloves...

Glad Amie's uninterested!

Presbyterian Gal said...

So cute, doesn't look quite real. I too never heard of such a pet, and having worked with artists at Disney I though I'd heard of every kind of pet.

How can something that look so cuddly, not be?

PPB said...

so sweet.

Kievas said...

Very cute...what an unusual pet.

Singing Owl said...

Coincidentally, I just saw a hedgehog today. Two, actually. One (crean colored) is the pet of a teenager in our youth group, and the other (looks like the one in your picture) belongs to a friend and is being "babysat." Hedgehogs make me think of Alice in Wonderland and the croquet game where the hedgehogs are the balls and the mallets are upside-down flamingos. They are indeed cute little things, though the two I saw were so "balled up" it was hard to see the faces. SHARP though!

Diane said...

what a sweet face! I wish I could wrap my paws around her.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

She really does have a pretty face. I had a friend who had one once. I tend to go for a more cuddly pet.