Dekalb sent me this article about orphaned wild hedgehogs who have taken to a cleaning brush as a surrogate mother – a DIY hedgehog, I guess you could call it. I don’t know if I should weep because they are so cute or because it is a bit sad. Well, at least they found something that’s comforting.

I had a roommate who bought an African hedgehog as a pet. The hedgehog was very cute, but the whole seem just seemed an exercise in cruelty. It clearly would have preferred not to be around humans and to stay in a nice nest in whatever part of Africa it hailed from.

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