Monday, November 02, 2009

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle Has an Adventure

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle decided to have an Adventure. She ventured out into Big Unknown, where the sky stretched big and blue overhead and the breeze ruffled her prickles.

Oh, the delights of freedom! Mrs. Tiggy-winkle enjoyed the feeling of grass under her paws. There were thousands of new aromas to smell -- and some boxes to sniff, too:

She scampered about, weaving around the various obstacles she found in her way. She bumped into golf clubs and climbed into shoes. She even made herself a nice little hammock in a pair of pants that were conveniently folded over a box.

But then she spied an enormous giant with a big black box held up to its face!

And being a rather timid little hedgehog, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle decided to hide from the scary giant:

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle was quite exhausted by her Adventure, and was happy to nestle down among the pine shavings in her little house. She decided that as exciting as Adventures can be, there really is no place like home for a wee little hedgehog.

~ The End ~

That's what happens when you bring a hedgehog out to a yard sale. By the way, do you have any idea how fast those little things run? They're quite athletic! They're also very popular with yard sale customers...


  1. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!! She's so CUUUUUUUUTE!!!!! :-D

  2. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is so cute!! ;)

  3. Love her! yes I am sure she was quite popular and everyone wanted to come to your yard sale to see her! great for publicity right?!!

  4. I love it! That was quite the exciting adventure.


  5. *squeal!* If I ever get another little pet again, I want a "hedgepig"!!!

    I love Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  6. So cute!! I love the photos!!

  7. She is soooo cute!!!! Do they make good pets? I would love to get one but one person said they were horrible pets. What do you think?

  8. Anna, I think hedgehogs are great pets for some people, and horrible pets for other people! It depends on what they want in a pet. They're pretty "low-maintenance" and don't have many diseases -- but they have to be socialized a lot to make them friendly. They also live for several years, so it's a pretty decent time commitment. And they're VERY prickly! If they don't want to be picked up, it can be quite difficult! :-) That said, Tiggles will sometimes be the sweetest little thing, and just lay on Tiffany's (my sister, who owns the hedgehog) shoulder. They're fairly inexpensive to maintain, which is good -- but they're pricey to buy ($150-$200). But I know Tiffany would say that Tiggles is priceless! ;-)



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