Thursday, October 26, 2006

two funny slash cute pix

the first is of my catten's behind. he took off before i could photograph him properly and all i was left with was his little butt. cute, nonetheless. on second thought, perhaps weird [yeah, yeah, i know].

the second is a pic of an african pygmy hedgehog or atelerix albiventris, sold as pets. i seriously want one! too damned cute. apparently they make good little pets though they are nocturnal.

c'mon, doesn't it make you want one, too?

11 comments:

aja said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I want one...
I love hedgehogs...
I know how to say hedgehog in 5 languages - what a useless bit of esoterica that is: English, obviously, Hebrew - kipod, French - harrison (or herrison, but you get the idea), Russian - yozhik, German - igel (pronounced eagle). Holding a hedgehog was actually one of my lifetime goals... when I actually held a teeny tiny baby one that had climbed into the communal dog dish and was chomping away surround by half a dozen mutts of varying sizes (from teacup to cow). Did you know that when they feel moderately threatened, but not scared enough to roll into a ball they make huff huff huff sounds like a miniature steam engine? and they jump straight up and down to try and spike anything wanting a nibble. I love hedgehogs... Get one and then I can enjoy it vicariously!!!

burekaboy — said...

SOMEHOW it doesn't surprise me that u know how to say it 5 languages, aja!! i think u should expand ur vocab a bit and learn it in a few more ;p how about japanese or pashto? LOL.

i fell in love with it when i saw that particular picture. i am trying to convince myself now that both catten and myself somehow NEED one. i think i researched it though and they are a bit um... illegal in several of our provinces. i know i saw them somewhere just can't remember where.

if i EVER DO get one of those little guys, u will for sure vicariuosly enjoy him/her.

looks like i can use him to scrub pots also if things don't work out ;0 ha ha

check out the 2nd link, there is a huge gallery of pix of them in diff venues. i was a bit grossed out by the foaming thing. it's in the links; i think i'll let you discover this fact on your own. lol.

burekaboy — said...

hehe, just thought of something....

i think i'd call him, are u ready ...

"herison ford" ;pp

i also find it funny that rehov sumsum had tzippi ha kipod as a character. at least, if memory serves me right, that's what her name was. ain't that a kick in the pants.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, tooo sweet! I want one NOW!!!

burekaboy — said...

can u even get these in schweitz?

aja said...

Heri for short?
BTW, I even called my mom long distance just to share the moment... I mean honestly, how often in life do you actually achieve have a wish come true?

burekaboy — said...

aja --

which country where u in when this happened? israel? i am also a little afraid when i have already picked out a name for the little guy. u know what happens next!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Here, in Switzerland, I have not the slightest idea if they can be bought...
Unfortunately, I already have two cats at home and could not really add a new critter in the apartment! There are so many cute animals I'd love to have that they could never possibly live/fit in such a small space ;-P!...

burekaboy — said...

i totally understand what ur saying, rosa. i would be a bit hesitant about getting this little guy with my cat around. a little hedgehog could possibly end up as either a cat toy or a snack if i ever took my eyes of my cat.

chanit said...

קיפוד בבית...
מישהו זוכר את ספר הילדים שמוליק קיפוד?..
מה שכן, היו לנו אוגרים חמודים לפני שנים.בכלוב קטן ואחר כך גדול יותר ואחר כך הם טיילו בבית או נכנסו לרכב עשוי מלגו...
:-)

burekaboy — said...

כן--כיפוד בבית! משהו מיוחד ושיוצא מן הכלל, נכון? והוא הנשאר קטנטן כל החיים שלו גם כן

אני לא מכיר את ספר הזה, מה קורה בו בקיצור?

היו לי גם אוגרים כשהייתי קטן ואהבתי אותם כל כך אבל לבנות רכב מלגו...זה אהבה, חנית!

את מכירה את הקיפוד מרחוב סומסום בודיי--ראוים את החיה הזאת הרבה בארץ בספרים ודברי לילדים. זאת לא חיה שראים [תדיר] ב"תרבות" שלנו כמו אצלכם -- לא יודע למה