||Ten months old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Highland Park, Illinois, USA|
are no words that are able to describe how much I love my
wonderful hedgehog Smoochie. In mid July 2004 I met in a parking lot to
finally get my hedgehog. After two years of wanting one, it finally
happened. The breeder we met with plopped the little creature into my
lap. The tiny animal squirmed around and looked up at me. I knew I would
be going home with her. After looking at two more hedgehogs I was 100%
sure she would be mine. I was so excited, I was shaking. The car ride
home was long, and I was anxious.
I don't know how she got to be named Smoochie, but it just fits her
perfectly. I love her so much. Smoochie likes to run on her wheel at
night but is terrified of her exercise ball. I walk by her room at
night and can hear the wheel screeching and squeaking. She's so cute!
She loves her little sleeping hat and purse I carry her around in. I
walk around my house with her in it and she can't just look through the
screen window, she has to see the world better than that! She pops her
cute little head out of the purse, paws on the rim and looks out at her
world, the wind in her face!
Smoochie taught herself an amazing trick. I was playing around with
her and stuck my tongue out at her. Surprisingly enough, she stuck her
tongue out at me too! I kept doing it, and so did she! She's so
amazingly talented. I love her so much.
After going through so many kinds of animals I finally found one that
I'll love forever and ever. And she'll always love me too. Hedgehogs are
my kind of animal, they're so unique. But Smoochie is one-of-a-kind!
She's the best animal ever!