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Dec 21, 2006

Moist nosicle and tube action

Reggie, the one-year-old Hedge is throwing a super moist nosicle and knowing glance your way. Like most Hedges, he's hanging out in a tube-shaped item. What is it with Hedges and tubes!? Will some brilliant hedgehog owner please explain? Is it akin to the Cats-in-Boxes phenom!?


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 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:05 AM

I want one!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:06 AM

awww.... so cute! reminds me of Willow!

Oh, and to answer the question about tubes - they're ground dwelling creatures who live in burrows and tubes make awesome dens! ;)

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:11 AM


 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:12 AM

Oh wow. My first first comment. Woot!

Ok, my brain's done screaming "wet nosicle alert! wet nosicle alert!
eeee-oooo-eeee-oooo" (ambulance siren)

I had to google to make sure...and oh my, hedge paws really are that tiny!

Brain starts again, "TINY PAW ALERT! eeee-oooo-eeee-oooo..."

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:16 AM

Reggie the moist nosed hedgehog
Had a very snuffly nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say:

"OMG!!OMG!111PWNIES!!! Look! Come and LOOOK at the NOSE, it's so CUTE, look, you can almost *hear* the snuffle, socutesocute!"

All of the other hedgehogs
Used to say "Hey! That don't scan!"
But I just tell those hedgehogs,
It's Festive Parody License, man!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:18 AM

"Reggie the Hedgie"...I like!

This Hedge looks like he could be one of those celebrity poster photos, with the closeup and intense stare.

A thinker
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:19 AM

[shakes tiny hand]
"So nice to meet you!"

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:21 AM

Were I a hog of the hedge, I think tubes would be a most excellent residence. Perhaps their very tube-essence bespeaks the nature -- or, um, shape -- of a hedge itself.

"Dude, hedges aren't plastic." -- Confucius

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:31 AM

Loris, that is the funniest impromptu CO song yet. *chuckle*

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:32 AM

I must have one. Will it get along with my cat?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:35 AM

Okay, do you SEE those FEETIES???? GOOD GOD!!!! I want to just pinch them between my fingers and thumbs and wiggle them back and forth until I succumb to cuteness-related death.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:36 AM

Did anyone else have to sing Loris's song out loud?

martha in mobile
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:38 AM

Hedgies also love large garden gloves and cool-whip container igloos. They're a great pocket-pet option if you also own cats since they come complete with an anti-cat exterior.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:43 AM

If it hedgehog Thursday, you simply MUST go over to poetwithadayjob.blogspot.com and look at three baby hedgies in the palm of a hand? Gross or gorgeous - you decide!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:47 AM

Hoggie!! I must beep that little nose!

Good job on the song, Loris! ...very cute.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:52 AM

MamaDawn - most of the cats I've been pwned by have been confused by hedgehogs and the unexpectedly prickletude. The current incumbent, Mac, once encountered a hedgie in the garden, and was non-plussed to find that it didn't run away. He poked it a couple of times with The Paw Of Impending Doom, and gave it a sniff. Hedgie didn't bat an eyelid, and when he started snuffling in Mac's direction the cat looked at me as if to say "WTF?" Hedgehogs are now one of the few animals which are allowed to cross the estate unmolested - Mac tries to give the impression that he isn't interested, but somewhere deep in his tiny fuzzy brain is the thought that there is Something Deeply Wrong with hedgehogs, and he doesn't want to have anything to do with them.

Tony James
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 08:53 AM

Feetses! Wee dainty feetses on Reggie the Hedgie!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:03 AM

total beady eye factor in effect, too!

maltese parakeet
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:13 AM

yay for cute and prickley

He kinda looks wise, right? kinda like he knows . . .. things.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:20 AM

/*Threadjack: Has anybody considered a Cute Overload convention somewhere? So we could meet Meg, Teho, Tony James (if he could make it over), and all the peeps? I don't know what we'd do, but I'd love to meet everybody, except NO NUFFS. Just a thought...*/

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:28 AM

OH MY GOD!! 4 days ago my little hog had BABY HEDGEHOGS!! 5 BABY HEDGEHOGS!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:31 AM

Anyone else having a psychedelic experience with the stripes in his prickly things (spines?)? Like those optical illusions: http://www.sandlotscience.com/Guided_Tours/Tour1/Tour_1.htm spinning chevrons.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:31 AM

as a musician, I must say---Loris's song is FANTASTIC.

as an old guy, I must ask...what do w00t and 111pwnies mean? I mean really??

no kidding, I dont know.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:39 AM

"Mac tries to give the impression that he isn't interested, but somewhere deep in his tiny fuzzy brain is the thought that there is Something Deeply Wrong with hedgehogs"

Teej, he might just be aware that there's Something Deeply Edible about hedgehogs but he hasn't figure it out yet.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:40 AM

Anyone have trouble recently getting CO to remember their personal info? My computer settings are fine. Curious...
//end of threadjack

tomi, w00t is a way of saying


 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:45 AM

I would like to rub nosies with this lil sweetie.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 09:52 AM

jaypo, yes I am. Exploder never does remember my info, but Netscape used to do fine. But now none of them remember. Grr!

And what is Mr. Hedgie in? Looks like a vitamin bottle. Maybe it's E for his spines.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 10:04 AM

To me, he looks disapproving. "Why are you peering into my vitamin bottle/home? I do NOT approve!"

Or is only bunnies that can be disapproving?

Whatever.. the tiny feetses are worth it, no mater what kind of look he has on his face.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 10:21 AM

no "matter", I meant to say, of course.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 10:23 AM

Nah, he's not disapproving, he's just greeting you at the door for his xmas party. There's a tree and jello shots back there, just go on in. :)

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Sniffle. Makes me remember my hedgie, Puck. He HATED my guts. Poor little antisocial bugger - I did the t-shirt trick, cuddle tricks, everything, but it turns out he just wanted girlfriends. And sex. I mean, seriously, how do I end up with the only sexually frustrated hedgehog in the world?? So he got to go back to his breeder and make more little hedgie ones. But I still miss the little bastard!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Okay, I've never had a 'hog, but looking at these pics, I have to ask: Why is it that hedgehogs have the moistest of all nosicles? Why is that?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 11:47 AM

He can't help it (the look of disapproval), his fur makes his eyes look stern.
And a Yuletide shout-out to Minnesnowtah - miss you people but not the weather!!
Oregon rains but U don't gotta shovel it.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 11:48 AM

Are his quills an optical illusion that look like they are pulsing or have I had too much coffee????

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 11:59 AM

Good grief, Nora. They are pulsing! Whoa...ok, no more coffee for me!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 12:09 PM

Marshee - I'd be up for it, but the last time we tried to plan one (when Meg came to The Big City for the Webbies), we were dissed by the site admin who wouldn't tell us where she was staying. I'm just sayin'...

Tony James
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 12:19 PM

Nora, I agree (few comments above yours)--not exactly like the spinning chevrons, but that was the best I could find in 30 seconds. Silly me couldn't think of the word "quills," though.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:18 PM

Dangit! Can't think of a word that rhymes with "hedgehog."


 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:23 PM

Wedged log?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:23 PM

Edge bog?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:24 PM

Said fog?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:26 PM

Sled dog?!

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:27 PM

Egg nog?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:28 PM

jaypo---thank you about w00t.

however, yay is easier to type. and I'm just codger enuf to say dagnabit, what's with these youngsters? yay was good enuf 4 me...why, in my day....

anyway, what about pwnies?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:33 PM

Wedge cog?

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:34 PM

Meg, she posts
are you snorgling?
on the site
kits are whisk'ring
A beautiful sight
we're happy tonight
skweeing in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the eggnog
here to stay is a hedgehog
His quills are so prosh
his nosicles soft
skweeing in a winter wonderland

On the website we can see some otters
and also kittehs puppages and hams
They'll say: Can you snorgle?
we'll say: Sure man
and we'll hold the fluffy bellehs in our hands.

Tony James
 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:36 PM

Computer/net slang for "owned" is "pwned" because of how easy it is to mistype. It comes mostly from internet/computer gaming, where people communicate live via chat while playing. That is also where "w00t" came from. It isn't usually really said, but typed.

Now that you know what these terms mean, you may promptly forget them. They are contemporary colloquialisms based on internet gaming culture that have become more widespread, but you certainly don't have to wedge them into your day to day vocabulary. I prefer "old-timey" slang, myself. So, let these young whippersnappers talk their newfangled mumbo-jumbo. We curmudgeons can stick to good old-fashioned English. It's the bee's knees, baby.

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:39 PM

Quite possibly the cutest "hedge shot" evar :)

 |  Dec 21, 2006 at 01:52 PM

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