When one hears hysterical barking in the backyard, one really should
investigate. With a flashlight.
Being slightly smarter than one of those ***s in the slasher flicks, I WAS
dressed when I went out to see why the dogs were going nuts, but I left the
flashlight behind. So when I saw them huddled around something on the ground
that was HISSING like a snake, I freaked. Visions of a psychopathic
nocturnal rattler or a rabid monkey chewing my dog's leg went through my
head. I finally saw what it really was -
Of course, my reaction was "what the f**k is a hedgehog doing in my yard!!"
My dog's reactions were barkbarkbarkbarkbark (guess what, suprise, it was
the sheltie) and whycantieatitwhywhywhy (yeah, Dakota was trying to munch on
it.) One pair of gardening gloves and a cardboard box later and I had myself
Now what the *hell* am I going to do with it? I sent it off to my sisters
'cos I'm going to be at an agility trial all weekend. Anyone here happen to
have a hedgehog?
Glad the cat wasn't the one who found it. The rat face he left for me last
week was gross enough - this thing has too cute a face to eat.