Turns out that if I want to drive my hit count into the high 30s, I just need to post pictures of a hedgehog. So here you go - more hedgehog pictures.
Lily is my animal lover, and she has really become attached to Percy. She pesters me throughout the day to let her hold him. Ella has held him a few times, but she usually says, "Gethimoffmegethimoffme takehimtakehimtakehim" as soon as he starts wiggling. Lily isn't nearly as skittish.
Campbell has pet Percy a few times, but he's not brave enough to hold him. Even if he was, I'm not sure I'd let him. I'm too afraid he'd squish Percy by accident. Mostly Campbell dances around and laughs every time we let Percy out of his cage.
Elizabeth is intrigued by Percy - she just doesn't know what to make of him. She stands in front of his cage and makes little chirping noises when she sees him ambling about. But she does not like it one bit when I'm holding him. She starts screeching each time she sees him my hands; we're not sure why.
It took a lot of tries, but I finally got a decent picture of his cute little face.
Percy is going home this morning, and the girls were both in tears when they left for school this morning. I've promised them that we'd offer to Percy-sit again sometime, but that didn't seem to help. The girls and I are also trying to convince B that I need a hedgehog as a present for my 40th birthday this summer. B, unfortunately, is not on board with this plan.
Fortunately, we have 6 months to work on him.