Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hedgehogs in Hats

In light of discovering that yesterday, January 6th, was actually "Blue Monday"- the so called 'most depressing day of the year,' I have deemed the upcoming days as Inspiration Week! (Hey, everyone needs a project...

*Note first original drawing. Inspiration at its finest.)

During my self-proclaimed Inspiration Week, I have decided to create a series of posts inspired by the oh-so-inspirational people around me. First up- MOM.

Mom calls at work today with extra-exciting news to share. 'And what's that great news?' you're surely wondering:

"I just bought a pet hedgehog!!"  

And there it is- mom buys a pet hedgehog... named Dupree. Seeing as how the Great Hedgehog Event was worthy of a phone call at work, I figure it must also be worthy of cereal box news as well. Alright, here we go!

This post is all about the hedgiest-of-hogs: Meet DUPREE!

Okay, this isn't actually my mom's hedgehog. But that's besides the point. Here's what really matters!

  • Hedgehogs will ingest poisonous plants just to create poisonous saliva to rub all over their spines. Just when you thought a built-in armor was enough... meet: toxic armor.
  • There's a surprising number of Google images for 'hedgehogs in hats'. Look it up. 
  • Another popular search is 'Hedgehogs as pets'
  • Hedgies were domesticated in the 1980's, but apparently "still have much of their wild behaviors, including fear of humans."* Ah the perfect pet, one that fears humans...
  • Lastly, it is illegal to own a hedgehog in the following cities/states:
    • California
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Douglas County, NE
    • New York City, NY  


Good day to you.

*Thank you, Wikipedia. 

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