Our news today comes from AudioGirl’s BF, who thoughtfully forwarded this link.

Pygmy hedgehogs are now a popular new pet in the UK. If it weren’t that I’m planning a lot of travel, I’d be awfully tempted to see in investing in one here. One thing the Incredibly-Patient-Mother found out though when inquiring about possibility of my own live hedgehog was that they recommend you be near an unusual animal veterinarian (wrong title–but you get the idea). The closest one is three hours away and that might not be good for a sick hoglette.

Something to keep an eye on, I can only imagine they’d cause less allergic reactions than a cat.