Friday, December 19, 2008

Bring Your Hedgie to Work Day!

Today was "Bring Your Hedgie to Work Day" (unofficial), and Niko got to meet a lot of new faces and chill out in my cube. Here is his little mini-setup under the Niko-Note canvas print out from the fan mail photo.

He also checked out the mess of toys, sketches, and other random stuff that lives in my cube.

Niko even got to do the (inevitable) hedgehog on my printer on top of my B-size printer photo ;)

He met lots of engineers today, checked out the paper airplane contest, and sniffed around the potluck food tables. Here he is in his Cutie Fortress:

And now he's off to "predator land" for winter break, I will miss my baby Niko, see you in 2009!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
From Niko and me :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Hedgie in the Pumpkin

My pumpkin won the "overall" prize at my friend's pumpkin carving party - woot!

Update: One more photo of the pumpkin in my dark kitchen:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Pumpkin and the Hedgie

Time to pose with the pumpkin Niko-dearie!
Niko: "but I don't wanna!" *runs away from pumpkin*

Oh common, just sit on top of the pumpkin long enough for me to take a photo, and look this way.
Niko: "no" *slides off the side of the pumpkin*

Please Niko?
Niko: *slides off the other side*

Niko: "umm..." *slides off*

Fine, don't pose with the pumpkin for me.
Niko: "hehe, I win!"

Friday, October 24, 2008

Assistant Niko

Is ready to answer any of your emails.

First things first, gotta type my name...
Aaaaand reach - okay 'N' is easy enough, but how do I reach the "i" "k" and "o"?
Ahhhh, climb on top of the keyboard, much better :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Prepping for Halloween

I've been getting my own costume together for Halloween (which rocks btw), so of course I have to help Niko out with his too! To test out a costume idea, I made it out of paper first:

And then to put it on the hedgehog. The spiky hedgehog. The spiky balled up hedgehog. Yeah, that took a bit of engineering to figure out how to actually get the costume on him, and will need some tweaks to make it stay on... but OMG SO CUTE!

I love Niko :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Spiky Birthday

I recently had my birthday, and Niko's birthday is coming up. So obviously, this was the year of the "spiky birthday" complete with hedgehog shaped cupcakes:

Also: my coworker's daughter made this awesome party hat for Niko. Awesome.

Niko: I can't believe you're subjecting me to this...

Zombie Niko

(as the townfolk look on in fear)
Watch out, what's that over there...

It... it's licking the buildings...

OMG it's Zombie Niko, everyone run!!!
(and so it was, the Last Night on Earth)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Where's Niko's Log?

As you'll notice in the last post, Niko's log currently isn't in his cage, but it is on my coffee table for him to chill. He's been very odd with his mealworms lately - the other night he ate one but then just nudged at a second one while it made at least 3 laps around the log.

Niko: *nom nom nom*

Niko: "hmm, I wonder if there are more.."

Niko: "oh, hai food!"

Niko: "what you say, look other there?"

Niko: "wait, where'd the food go?"

Niko: "food?"

Silly Siili

Being fall, I put Niko's fleece bed back into his cage so he can stay warm. Of course, he has yet to sleep in it; let's see where he actually naps. Is he under his duckie blanket?

No... and his bed is empty too. But wait, what's that bump in the cage liner?

There you are Niko!

My cutie Niko who sneaks to eat a snack from his food bowl while still under the blankie and cage liner (if only I could snap a photo of that!)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It was bound to happen...

Just cuddling with Niko after his bath...

careful with the spikes there buddy.

Side note: I think if this were to be on CuteOverload, it'd be called spikes 'n' racks (categorized under the cats 'n' racks section of course).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Watching the Olympics

Watching some archery with Niko...

hedgie butt!


... on my coffee table.