Dog•gedly Differing Opinions

Gratitude is in the air! 

But hedgehogs are on the ground! 

Since coming to Switzerland four years ago my cup o'gratitude has been overflowing. 

During this autumn season, I am thankful for the abundance of hedgehogs.

Along walking paths.

In the bushes beside said paths. 

Even leisurely crossing the road. 

(unfortunately this sometimes leads to their demise 😱)

Prickly pal posing beside the path. 

They are so darn cute

Uh, hold that thought, I hear Smidgey barking

Someone must be at the door...

Bark! Yip! Growl!


While Mom is checking on NO ONE at the door, I have a chance to take over this blog post and weigh in on this whole "hedgehogs are so darn cute" nonsense! 

(At 9 kilos, I am a dog who is weighed down with opinions!)

For the record, hedgehogs are NOT cute! 

Do you see that prick-pic above? 

That is NOT a cute animal. 

That is a smelly animal.

That is an annoying animal.

That is an animal that must. be. eliminated. from. my. world.

But, nooooooo, Mom and Dad keep me on a short leash when we encounter these vermin! 

Why do I have to have self control when those critters hog the hedges? Seriously!

Aaaad, they are NOT sharp. 

OK, they are sharp, but boy are they dumb! 

Look how close Mom and Dad got to that guy to take that picture above!

He just laid there like he's a Kardashian and they were the paparazzi! Disgusting!

Another time, when I was going for a hedge-jog, I came upon one of these pin cushions. 

I did what any other decent Rat Terrier would do, I went "Smidgey" on his spines.

But then Dad yanked ME back!

And do you know what the hedgehog did? 

He just poked his tiny little head through the opening in the fence and left his bulbous prickle ball bum exposed. 

Right there next to the path! 

It's like he thought he was HIDING!

Uh, oh, Mom's coming back. 

I've got to wrap this up...

I'll show you HIDING!

I didn't touch the computer. YOU touched the computer.

I'm back

So weird, no one was at the door.

Anyway, where were we...oh yeah, hedgehogs

They are so darn cute and I am thankful for them. 

So much so I wrote today's poem in their honor...

pointy noses
prickled spikes
wee critters
Smidgey likes @#$%&s!

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