||Three years old|
||African Pygmy Hedgehog|
||Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
Fern is special as she was given to me as a Christmas present in 2015. Although Fern may not be able to sit on command like a dog, or hunt for mice or food like a cat, Fern is my best friend. People say hedgehogs don't have the same affection for humans than dogs, but every time she licks my face, or snuggles in a ball in my hand, I question those people.
Fern has a real personality and if she does not get her way, for instance, if she is tired but she needs to eat, she will go all 'huffy', if Fern feels calm she will curl up in my hand, and probably lick me. This probably sounds all soppy, and stupid, but ever since receiving Fern, my life has changed, as I am able to love a companion.
I love to post pictures of her on the web, and I am overwhelmed with the comments and kindness people say.
Overall, if Fern was even slightly different, maybe she wouldn't have made such a positive impact on my life, and if she could understand - I would thank her for it!
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