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Apr 27, 2006


"Tommy, say hello to Winston. Let's be nice. Winston's a prickly fellow at first, but his beady eyes are just the same as yours."

[My friend's Dad used to hiss "LBN!!!" to his fighting daughters growing up. They did not have beady eyes, BTW.]


Shout out to Cliff H. and Wesleyan-attending photo submitter Lynn. ;)

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hi mousey! hi ms. hog!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:36 PM

"Dude! Sweet 'do!"

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:36 PM

oh thats a rat... still hung over from the rabbit cocktail

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:37 PM

man, those hedgies get aROUND! computer savvy, hangin w/the cats & the mice, swimming in olympic pools. i want the hedgie life.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:38 PM

someone had a nice manicure...

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:38 PM

heehee. That rat could be in for a *big* surprise...

A thinker
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:39 PM


 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:43 PM

Never really thought about hedgies before now - amazing little creatures.

Kris, in New England
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:45 PM

Oh - is that Wesleyan in Middletown, CT? The daughter of one of my closest friends goes there - pets are HUGE on that campus. Rachel has the most adorable guinea pig...

Kris, in New England
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:46 PM

how huge? can she ride the gin-piggie?

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:47 PM

1: Winston looks *so* trusting, but I'm not at all sure about Tommy.

2: Hedgehog ears!!!

3. Damn, those kids in CT don't know how good they have it, being able to have *legal* hedgehogs...

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:49 PM

Winston the hedgehog is cute... but I bet Tommy the rat is way more cuddly.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:53 PM

I can't believe I'm gauging cheek puff on a rat. What have I become?

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:56 PM

I hope they can be friends!!!

That rattie has a *sweet* face.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 01:57 PM

Oh... the hedgehog looks all shy and timid!! what an adorable face... still don't want to snorgle a hedgie though.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:01 PM

Hedgie's thinking: "Damn, they're outsourcing my job as a croquet ball."

(Aubrey, I know you'll get it.)

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:02 PM

Answer to snorgling comments: hedgehog *ears* and *nose*!! (And they're not as pointy as you think - more like a stiffish brush.)

And yeah - more Lewis Carrol fans... - http://education.powys.gov.uk/english/literacy_special/images/alice_flamingo.jpg

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:11 PM

Holy crap, it's Winston and Tommy. On Foss hill. Snorgling. Wesleyan has arrived.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:22 PM

YAY!!!! for more rattieness on CO. More rats! more rats! more rats!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:26 PM

Received, processed and appreciated, Laurie!

Still waiting for the flamingos, however...

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:33 PM

Hey, I get the Alice In Wonderland references too...

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:34 PM

Sorry, Theo, I forgot to give props to the Mad Hatter.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:37 PM

beware the jabberwock, my son! the jaws that bite, the claws that catch! beware the jub-jub bird, and shun the frumious bandersnatch!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:39 PM

LOOKOUT, Winston, it's WORMTAIL!

Voldemort must be nearby!

Rats get such a bad rap....

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:40 PM

And the link was lovely, EC: Tenniel is Perennial

And Theo, it's lunch time where I am - maybe it is were you are too. So duckie, have a ham sandwich and enjoy those props!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:41 PM

Laurie -- YEEP.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:41 PM

rock on, it's winston! we love you, winston. wesleyan HAS arrived.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:44 PM

Meg, you are on a roll today. First the baby pup, then the bunny in a cup, now this one! You rock!

I would like to propose two new rules of cuteness
1. Hedgehog profiles.
2. Different species of animal interacting. That's seriously one of my favorite sights to watch!!

P.S. Is this the same location as puppy heaven?

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:46 PM

Theo, I can imagine the hedgehog making that exact sound. Expecially when he realizes the rat will work for fewer kernels of corn than he gets.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:48 PM

Not just hedgehog profiles - hedgehog *anything.*

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:49 PM

1. i too love the prrrrrrofile.
2. see rule of cuteness #4. although it specifies "flopping babies," i think it can be stretched to include most interspecies interactions.
jack's no longer a kitten, but i still call him a BABY

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:50 PM


Nah, Winston hearts mealies (wurmz). He's insecetivorous, chaps and chapessess.

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:51 PM

Oops! Extra "e" in "insectivorous."

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 02:51 PM

I love it!!!!!!! The only thing that kills it is the hands, but I wouldn't want the mousie to get pricked either, soooooooo, it ROCKS!!!!!!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:06 PM


I'm sure they got along *just* fine! ;)

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:07 PM

Theo - I love Foamy but haven't checked the site out for a while. Thanks for the refresher!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:07 PM

Winston's my hedgehog--he eats mostly kitten chow, btw.

Wooot, Foss Hill, Wesleyan represent!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:39 PM

This may sound weird, but I'm obsessed with rats. They're such cool creatures. I live in NYC and seeing them in an alley at night is like seeing deer in a field in the countryside. It's our version of wildlife. Keep the pocket pets coming. (Especially the guinea pigs.)

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:44 PM

oh, my god. it's happened.

hello tommy! hello winston!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:51 PM

addendum: Meg, you have been voted for for Wesleyan Student Assembly as a rep for the class of 08.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 03:53 PM

ahhhhh...a rattie comes to Cute Overload at long last...i have a dozen (eek!)...they're so clever, silly, sweet & affectionate - very interested in interacting with their people, not in escaping like many pocket-type pets, they're litter-box trainable, smart as cats & dogs, such little dearies!!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 04:25 PM

Yay for winston and tommy and foss hill and wesleyan! AWW!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 04:40 PM

Yay for Lewis Carroll references. *love*

A thinker
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 04:48 PM


You're luckier than you know. Hedgies are illegal in my state.


Glad Winston's got a good mom, though!

E. Collison
 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 04:59 PM

Marty...I tewwwtally agree about the inter-species bonding pics...way cute!

Here's one to start us off...cat-dog snorging to the max...


 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 05:15 PM

Ahh! I'm a current Wesleyan student and totally obsessed with this website. It has actually inspired me to get my own hedgehog! Unfortunately, they outlawed critters here at Wes this year so I'll hafta be sneaky... :/

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 05:19 PM

it's hilarious how many wesleyan students read this page. apparently we have a thing for cute?

xue, i expect to see huey pop up here soon.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 05:21 PM

Ah, one master invasive species meets another.

Ratty: Someday your kind will be found on every continent, just like ours.

Hedge: [reverently] Wow....

Ratty: And together, we will make all these hairless apes into OUR pets.

Hedge: Bare skin is soooo cuuuute!

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 05:27 PM

MMC -- that link with the photo series of the collie and tabby?? ...WOW. My *melter* just melted.

Carl -- heh... the *new* Pinky & The Brain.

 |  Apr 27, 2006 at 05:30 PM

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