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Aug 02, 2008

“Get to your places!” shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder

Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life: it was all ridges and furrows: the croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.


Baby Hedg, originally uploaded by bluelunarrose.

The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away comfortably enough under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing...

Cute Smile, originally uploaded by bluelunarrose.

...and, when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or a furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed.

OFF WITH YOUR HEAD, OnlyYesterday! All text by Lewis Carroll, in Alice in Wonderland.

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 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:23 PM


 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:24 PM

awwww, I lurve the ear-flaps in #3!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:25 PM

Be sure to moisten the nosicle Alice for that extra spin.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:31 PM

Such sweet little babies!

Now I want a hedgie so I can beep that little nosicle, or pet those little bitty feets!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:33 PM

Those ears are *amazing*!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:36 PM

I was just ooohing over the ear folds in the third pic, and apparently I went hypersonic because my cat stopped chewing on his toy to look at me.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:37 PM

The EARS! Such big hedgie flappers!! So adorable. I love the sawdusty feets!!

Umm..SEVENZIES!! lmao

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:41 PM

Prickly Cuties.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:44 PM


 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 02:55 PM

Oh they have the most darling little faces! <3

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:02 PM

1) O my gosh they're perfect little spheres of cute! I want one so bad!

2) Shameless, flagrant plug - my boyfriend made me a Wonderland specimen kit for my birthday (tomorrow!) and if you like Alice, you might like this... he gave it to me last night, so, perfect timing!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:07 PM

Oh, how I love the folded over ears of the third hedgie! Noisicle the Moisicle!

Elle Double U
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:09 PM

Cutest hedgehog EVER, oh man!! That second picture had me wanting to face-squish with my monitor!

It's as if he fused with a baby fennec.. http://www.juliesjungle.com/pictures/fennec5.jpg

Mint Cookies
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:22 PM

Hehehe... So bristly yet so fluffy!!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:22 PM




 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:28 PM

kudos.....quite a story!!!!
lovely little hedgehog!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:49 PM

This little guy takes the cake...he is officially the cutest hedgie I have ever seen...the ears kill me. And the expression. He's just...so fricken adorable!!!! Unbelievable! If they could make a plushie if him, with a popple style thing with the folding into a ball aspect...I would be one happy me!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:50 PM

Judge Reinhold in a mullet! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. EVAR. Pairs up perfectly with the flamingoes in the loo from the other day, too.

my sister's cat is a blob
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 03:57 PM

I love hedgies!! And so does my cat. I have a hedgie that I got in Scotland that is wearing a little tam and playing "Scotland the Brave" on his bagpipes (I know, I know, but I couldn't resist). It had sat on my dresser for 9 year and when I (finally!) got my cat I had to put it away in a drawer because the silly cat would carry it around. Anyway, I guess that is as close as I will ever get to having a hedgehog. :(

Martha in Washington
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:01 PM

I especially love the little brow wrinkle in pic #3. He looks so earnest!

Martha in Washington
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:03 PM

I have to say I am very disappointed in this site for promoting cruelty not only to hedgehogs and flamingos, but most importantly to playing card soldiers!

That being said, that is the cutest hedgehog ever!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:20 PM

I literally awwww'ed for half a minute non-stop. This is just...OVERLOAD.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:24 PM

The ears win. The little fuzzy soft ears. I need to touch them to verify their fuzzy softness. It's just for scientific precision, you understand. Awwwww.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:33 PM

I have a stuffed hedgie that rolls into a ball
and that is only one of the hedgehog
collection that I have been adding to since
my first "artificial" hedgie in the early '70's
when very few people knew what about

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:35 PM

Hedgehogs have EARS? Seriously, I never noticed! Aww.. this is the cutest thing ever :) Can I has plz?

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 04:45 PM

Arabian Long-Eared hedge FTW!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 05:00 PM

Eeeeeeeee! Toes! Toes!
Total fail versus cute results in the following:

This l'il hedgie went to market
This l'il hedgie stayed home
This l'il hedgie ate meal worms
And this l'il hedgie had none
And this l'il hedgie curled up in a ball
And roll, roll rolled away home!


 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 05:18 PM

Mmmm...makes me want to pop him in my mouth! Nom nom.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 05:26 PM

Oooh! Soooo cute! :D

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 05:31 PM

So spherical!

and moistly nosiclish.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 05:57 PM

"Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed"

So she said "Sod this for a game of Soldiers" and went down the Pub.

Hon Glad
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 06:02 PM

Raise a paw if you remember Popples! Clearly what we have here is a hedgie-popple hybrid. Very rare.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 06:07 PM

Lewis Carroll is tha bomb! And so is the hedgiepig!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 06:15 PM

Soooo cute!!!! I want to pop him in my mouf---uh wait a minute....

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:01 PM

You could stop wars with that kind of ammo.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:26 PM

"it rubs the lotion on its skin, or,"
needs a lil burts bees on them little feeties.
oh, and wee_squirrel, i'm thinkin someone likes you.... a lil bit.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:31 PM

This is the cutest and classiest post and...and...
WBIRDIE for "This l'il hedgie went to market"...
BINKY-MAMA for "uh wait a minute"...
JAI for "Can I has plz?"...
NUFFER for "disappointed"...

Totalee Puppy
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:32 PM

Generally, European hedgehogs are not quite as cute as African pymgy hedgehogs, but these 3 babies are some of the cutest I've ever seen. The first one looks like Obi on Star Wars, second one looks like a cheery puppy and the third hedgie has a very doggy expression and look. Jai, yes, hedgie ears are really soft. My hedgies used to let me stroke their ears and they were like velvet, and some ears can be huge and other hedgie ears pretty small. My hedgies either had very dainty ears or very large ears but they were all very soft.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:40 PM

He looks like a sea urchin in that last picture.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 07:41 PM

Are you people trying to freaking kill me, this week?!?! OMG! First the 'mingers, now the hedgie, and my favorite part of "Alice"! Aaarrrrggghhh! ;-)

RJ Flamingo
 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 08:18 PM

oh so cute little feet all ready to be kissed.
soft little fluffy sides to rub against my cheek and those
ears and ooohh my God!!!
Hedgehog pockets!!!
I want one!!!
somebody pleese tell me where can I get my own hedgehog pocket.
I want one gotta have one

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 09:04 PM

I just about died at the second hedgie, but that fennec fox is truly overload.

Nice Wonderland kit, that is extraordinary!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 09:12 PM

Alice wondered why they kept the flamingos in the men's restroom.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 09:30 PM

OH MY GODS!!!!!!

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 09:54 PM

OHMYGOD. I need to move somewhere that has hedgehogs, I really do.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Your boyfriend is so cute, so romantic, and sooo in love with you
he's shouting it from the roof tops.
I use to do my shopping at night when I got off work.
I worked the 3 to 11 shift
and often I would see the same people there shopping. There was this elderly couple who always shopped together. They were so in tune with each other
and it never ceased to cause a lump in my throat.
They both would push the grocery cart with their hands laid on top of each others.
I don't know either of you but I feel that you both are as blessed in love as they were.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Fact: Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was a rather prominent mathematician and religious scholar (his text on "symbolic logic" is apparently still considered an important work in that field).

Fact: THAT HEDGIE HAS PINK LEEEPS!!!!! (photo 2)

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 11:49 PM

Ugh. I can't believe I'm about to nuff. I was totally in squee mode. Went to this person's photostream to see if this was one little hedgie in three different poses, or three different hedgies. When I read how these pictures came to be made, it pissed me off. 'Nuff said. I'm done nuffing.

 |  Aug 02, 2008 at 11:51 PM

Hey it's Yoda!!!

 |  Aug 03, 2008 at 12:12 AM

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