“If somebody thinks they’re a hedgehog, presumably you just give ’em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.” Douglas Adams
This little hedgehog deserves as many accolades on this Groundhog Day as any sleepy eyed little groundhog. Did you know that there is actually a day set aside for these spiny little critters. They’re so cute, they really do deserve some attention.
Take a look at that face. It has “cuddle me” written all over it and it’s adorable when he curls into a little ball.
Apparently the groundhog took Hedgey’s place. The hedgehog had top billing with the Romans and preceded what we celebrate every February 2. Maybe it had something to do with those seemingly harmless little spines on his back. Hedgehogs are hard to catch and equally hard to hang on to, because of the quantity of slime they release when they feel threatened. It stands to reason they’d choose a lazy, pudgy, harmless little groundhog.
Of course the hedgehog does not abound in America except in zoos. They’re native to New Zealand, Africa and parts of Europe and Asia. Their main preoccupation is staying alive and defending themselves.
So let’s hear it for the hedgehog! The groundhog doesn’t know what he’s talking about anyway.
Aren’t you glad you tune into my posts. You and I learn something new every day.