hedgehog eating off of a plate

The hedgehog, such a charming creature
With adorable little facial features
Button eyes and rubber nose
Quite a picture does he pose

Such a distinguished little gent
Trying to anoint a scent
Spikes like armor this funny clown
Bristling ball at slightest sound

Tail a pink hairless nub
Endearing animal that I love
On stubby legs you waddle around
Making huffing, snuffing sounds

Right out of a fairy tale
This enchanting fellow that I hail
Fuzzy belly soft and white
Quiet comrade of the night

Nodding sunny days away
Under starry skies he wakes to play
Live well my winsome little friend
Prosper well unto your end.

	- Peng, 1995

This may sound totally insane but I think hedgehogs are my little totem animal.

I wanted to invite everyone over to my site The Egeltje Group! I’ve set it up separately from my regular site so it’s open to guest posters 24/7!

Have a good weekend!

PS in case you were wondering Egeltje means "little hedgehog" in Dutch :)