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Cat Adopts Hedgehog Babies (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
White Wolf ^ | November 04, 2012

Posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

Meet Sonya and her extra-prickly kittens.

Mama cat Sonya adopted four orphaned hedgehog babies when they were rescued after losing their Mama, and cared for them alongside her own kitten. The video was originally recorded in August.

The sound you just heard was your heart breaking into millions of tiny pieces. See video of the "hedgekittens" nursing above and some additional photos below. Prepare to dawww...

(Excerpt) Read more at whitewolfpack.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; hedgehog; kittyping
Pix, vid at source.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:38 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...
KITTEN: "Momma, is I 'dopted?"


2 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:46 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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KITTEN: "Momma, is I 'dopted?"


3 posted on 11/15/2012 9:03:44 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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4 posted on 11/15/2012 9:05:51 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh boy, I watched it three times. That’s a seriously pretty kitty she’s got as well as the adopted prickly babies. I hope she doesn’t plan on licking the prickles.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 9:12:30 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So cute!


6 posted on 11/15/2012 9:14:29 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Fred Nerks
I hope she doesn’t plan on licking the prickles.

If she does, she'll be very popular.

7 posted on 11/15/2012 9:21:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you, Slings. There are times when we need good news and also need to be reminded of the important things.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 9:27:53 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: dragonblustar

So true!


9 posted on 11/15/2012 9:33:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fred Nerks

I needed this. I just checked your comments and found this thread.

How prickly are baby hedgehogs, I wonder. I don’t think there are any in the US, hub used to catch them and play with them and then let them go, when he was a boy.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 9:34:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Silentgypsy

You’re welcome. Nothing more important than interspecies snorgling.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 9:34:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our cat loves to groom herself on our golden barrel cactus’s (CATus) when we bring them in for the winter. We have to vacuum them regularly or they turn into a giant hair ball.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:49:12 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot

Cats have tough skin. Now we know how tough.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 9:53:33 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

14 posted on 11/15/2012 9:55:43 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Camoflage!


15 posted on 11/15/2012 9:58:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Yep it's identical to this: Golden Barrel Cactus.
She does her face and neck first then rubs her back.

Those hedgehogs and mom are major cute.

16 posted on 11/15/2012 10:16:59 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: Slings and Arrows

Odd to see a female orange tabby. They are usually male. But this is precious. Hedgehogs are the cutest things and cats are just the best mamas. I had 3 orphan kittens and my neutered male took over their care. He couldn’t nurse them of course but he groomed them, cuddled with them, and gently disciplined them when they got out of hand.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 10:36:01 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Slings and Arrows

18 posted on 11/15/2012 11:08:01 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Bite Me! hahaha....


19 posted on 11/15/2012 11:39:30 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

20 posted on 11/16/2012 1:32:36 AM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 11/16/2012 1:35:06 AM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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Johnny "Hedgehog" Winter


22 posted on 11/16/2012 2:05:10 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: beckysueb
Odd to see a female orange tabby. They are usually male.

That is what I was thinking.

23 posted on 11/16/2012 2:05:47 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Odd to see a female orange tabby. They are usually male.

Years ago we had a female orange tabby who would go to the door and say "Meeeoouut". She lived to be 14. Still miss you Tenderfoot.

24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:42 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: shibumi

Your move.

25 posted on 11/16/2012 2:58:58 AM PST by Salamander (I must be dreaming....please stop screaming.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Baby hedgehogs are just the cutest little things.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 4:43:16 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Salamander
Cute-to-Nuts!


27 posted on 11/16/2012 5:20:38 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: shibumi
Vanilla....hold the sprinkles.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 5:22:28 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: TheOldLady
Until someone unleashes *Photoshop* on them. :)


29 posted on 11/16/2012 5:24:30 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Salamander

Mind —> blown


30 posted on 11/16/2012 6:07:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition

Pointy!


31 posted on 11/16/2012 6:08:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Tiny little nose-icles!


32 posted on 11/16/2012 6:09:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beckysueb

We’ve had a female orange tabby for 10 years. When we see a new vet we hear, “Oh, female orange tabbies are very rare!” She’s a sweetie and her name is Ginger.

We have seven indoor cats, with two neutered males. The “alpha” of the two is a major caretaker. He bathes all of them, although some aren’t always receptive. His focus is on etiquette in the litter boxes. He’ll supervise the “business” and check to be sure everything is covered properly.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 6:17:13 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: fella

Orange cats are the best. They seem to have special personalities.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 6:56:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Slings and Arrows

They tend to be big and strong, too...I love that.

What a beautiful cat in the pics/video.....just what I needed this morning.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 7:29:58 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Glad you liked.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 8:11:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I needed this today. I wish we humans were more like this wonderful kitteh momma.

In reality, I am an adopted child, and I can tell you it’s a wonderful thing. I am going to send the original story to my mother, and yes, I am going to send her a bouquet of flowers too. She may not have given birth to me but I could not have asked for a better mom.

I hope all my new kitty friends here have a wonderful weekend, and to those mothers on here- thank you.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 10:13:22 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

All I get is PetSmart ads and shopping form.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 11:09:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Works for me. (I’m using Firefox with Adblock Plus).


39 posted on 11/16/2012 11:16:14 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

That was a beautiful counterpoint to a beautiful story. May all the orphaned baby hedgehogs in the world find their kitteh mommas.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 11:21:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

He’s the mafia goon (not the Capo, just a goon) from Boondock saints.

Among other things. *snort*


41 posted on 11/16/2012 12:54:42 PM PST by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

“We’ve had a female orange tabby for 10 years. When we see a new vet we hear, “Oh, female orange tabbies are very rare!” She’s a sweetie and her name is Ginger.”

Funny. We had a female orange tabby named Ginger. Psycho vomit monster. Win a few, lose a few, huh?


42 posted on 11/16/2012 12:57:37 PM PST by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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He used to be gorgeous...among other things....:)


43 posted on 11/16/2012 1:17:32 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep. Anthony Douglas Williams)
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