Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Decorations

I wanted to share some of my Christmas decorations, as hedgehogs have been craftily incorporated :)
As you can see, this hedgehog has a prime location near the top of my Christmas tree.

Below is Antero holding his own red tree standing in the glow of the lights beneath my coffee table.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

What's in a name?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

It took me a good while to find a good name for this blog. I wanted to share some of the suggestions given to me:
  • cutelittlespinythings
  • erinaceinae (the scientific name for hedgehogs)
  • ball of spines
  • hogspot

The back-story

I tell people "I'm getting a hedgehog!" and they give me a crazy look and ask why I want a pet with spikes (note: hedgehogs don't have spikes, they have quills). Hence, the back-story.

A long time ago, when I was a little girl, my father gave me a toy stuffed-animal hedgehog, who I named Antero. Despite being a quirky and unusual choice for a stuffed-animal, Antero instantly became my favorite toy who has moved with me back and forth between the East and West coasts.

While in college, I looked up hedgehogs on a whim, and became fascinated with the world of hedgie pets. Of course, at the time I was living in a state that didn't allow hedgehogs, so my dream of having a hedgie was put on hold. That is, until now.

I am now living in a state where owning a hedgehog as an exotic pet is legal, and I am on a wait-list to get a hedgehog baby sometime in early 2008.

This blog is a place for me to share my journey as a hedgie owner with my family and friends, as well as provide tidbits of useful information to others who dream of having a hedgie pet.