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Hi! My name is Theodore.

I am a Hedgehog from Eden Prairie.

Less than a year old


Theo, Teddy


In the living room, family room, or in someone's lap!

They love me so much! They interact with me every day and keep my wheel clean which is not an easy job!!

Running on my special wheel, trying new food, and of course sleeping!

I love my cat sisters and their soft fur!

Justin Bieber... I am a cutie and people either love me or hate me!

When people brush my bristles the wrong way!

Sleep as much as possible so your well rested when it's playtime!!

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  Hi Theo! Long time no rhyme!
Hi Theo I thought I would drop you a line
just to tell you i'm over the rainbow and FINE!!
I was thinking of you and how much fun we had
writing poems that always made Sparkles so glad
that he had a good friend who, like him, liked to rhyme,
Hope you're happy it's summer and you're doing just fine!
If you ever are bored or have new news to share
you can drop me a line, I will always be there
to respond with a ditty, a poem or song
So, dear Theo, with that said i'll now say so-long!
Your friend 4 ever,

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

06/10/2012 12:19.42 PM Report This Comment  
  A sad note from Sparkles
A sad note from Sparkles is what I must say
for the day before Mama and papa want away
the funace in our house had broken and so
We called a repairman to come and to show
us just why it was sooo cold especially at night
but my mama made sure I was bundled up tight
unfortunatly the tempurature dropped way below forty
and when we work up little Sparkles was well on his journey
to over the rainbow where he'll never again fear being too cold

And even though his "bio said he was 10 years old
He really was only a Gerbil of three
He had lived his life as full as can be.
I wanted you to know that he liked you the best
Cause he'd never met a hedgehog with quills on his chest
I will still try to write and to still keep in touch
"cause I like to hear all about hedgehogs so much

As for Sparky, he'll watch over you night and in day
Cause he loved you and cared 'bout you in every way!
You were one of his first friends to answer in rhyme
and I hope that you'll still write that way time to time.
So I don't want you to be be sad 'cause I'm over the bridge
I'm just happy it's warm here and not like a fridge.

I'll miss you, dear Theo and one day we'll meet
over the rainbow where we'll write poems that are real sweet
to the people like Mama and Papa who care,
we will write them and let them know we'll see them there!
So all though Mom is sad and she sometimes still cries
I am HAPPY and send you and your family good byes!
But as I said before I may drop you a line
f you look up you'll see that the star's brightest Sparkles is mine!!!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

04/01/2012 01:28.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the Carpet Sharks small animal soccer team we are in need of members and hope you'll join! As a member you will receive a weekly story posted to your page about the game/practice you don't have to log in daily just say you'd like to join, we need a mascot, scorekeeper, players and cheerleaders. Please respond,
Luigi Weejez *(~)* Coach of the Carpet Sharks

Come visit me, The FL Fuzzies (Left SAC).

03/19/2012 05:35.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodore!!!!
Hi little prickly Theo-dore
I don't hear from you anymore :(
I hope your well and feeling good
I'm feeling better, (knock on wood)
While Mom was away i had a fall
with someone who didn't care for me at all
I don't think they really meant me harmed
but when she got home she was alarmed!!!
I wasn't eating and i got thin
she didn't know quite where to begin!
She took me to an exotic vet
they took one look and said, "I bet...
this Gerbil has bro'ken some teeth
and there's some damage underneith
his warm and furry little tummy
She said, "He's feeling really crummy!"
She gave me meds and off i went
but Mom & Dad have really spent
a lot of love and care and money
to try to mend their Gerbil honey
So i don't know if i'll get better
but i still can nip on Daddy's sweater
I'm trying hard to stay real well
But only time they said will tell
if i am gonna be ok
The vet says take it day by day
I wanted you to really know
if over the rainbow i must go
That you have really been a friend
that i think of you and hope I mend
but if i have to go away,
I only have this once to say,
how much i like your poetic writing
and i've never yet seen a hedgehog sighting
until i met you and so you see
our friendship is just meant to be!
So over the rainbow or by your side
I'll always think of you with pride!
You wrote me poems that made me smile
and yes, i know they took a while
but you have talent and I'd like to say
I hope you'll write to ALL someday
the poems like you write to me
and someday maybe you will see
how fun it is to write and rhyme
why you can write me ANY time
it doesn't have to rhyme or matter
I like to keep in touch with chatter
so let's just hope I'm here to stay
but wish me well in case you pray
I'll keep in touch from time to time
and update you in all my rhyme
Take care my little prickly friend
and this is where i have to end.
Your friend for ever .

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

02/23/2012 11:08.13 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? I hope the new year is going well for you. I wanted to have Acorn stop by and wish all her friends a happy new year but our year started out very very sadly and I haven't been able to bring myself to spread the harsh news.

On New Year's Eve, her life was cut short by a careless driver. We found her on our driveway. Single lane, wooded, private, gravel road. No one should be driving fast enough on it to hit anything! Our driveway is the right of way for several neighbours. We lost a dog years ago exactly the same way.

It makes me both simultaneously very sad and very angry. I can't believe how attached we were to that cute little squirrel. She taught me that squirrels are extremely smart and adept at twisting people around their little fingers. We fed her breakfast every morning and often throughout the day she'd climb on us and beg for a treat.

It was just so awful. At 1.5 years old she was in the prime of her life and I was prepared to have her around for at least another 14 years. And her first babies would have been born this spring! I miss her. It's hard to write this without a few tears.

I hope things are better for you than they are for us. Wishing you all the best in the new year. Can you believe that January is already half over?

Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Nugget & Acorn and Hazelnut (Rest in peace).

01/16/2012 12:19.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Years to Theo with the little ears!
Hi Theo, I just haven't had any time
to put all my thoughts in a suitable rhyme.
My Mom and Dad were away for a while
so I went off to stay in a house decked in style
With the holiday spirit and oh! What a tree!!!
But I some times felt lonely cause there was just me :(
all alone in my home while the other's would play,
I sure missed Mom's attention while they were away.

Though this man was the reason that I came to live
with my Mom and my Dad be-cause they'd come to give
little "Hank", this man's Gerbil, a temp. home to stay
While he moved on to Denver and looked for a way
to bring "Hank" and his cage all the way to that State
Mom would do all she could and just told Hank to wait!

That he'd soon be back living inside his own home
while his Dad left him living 3 months on his own!!!
So he's now back from Denver and we thought i'd be fine
to go stay with this man for a very short time!
Well, when Mom picked me up she knew something was wrong
I had not touched my toys nor my treats for tooo long!

So I went to the vet after just a few days
and she told the kind Dr. that i'd changed my ways!
That I wasn't as playful and I hadn't been chewing
And the Dr. asked what else had I not been doing?

Well it turn's out that I have a sore on my scent gland
so my Mom and my Dad have to hold me in their hand
while I receive some drugs and and i'm kept very clean
so my sore will heel quick but it looks pretty mean.
And i'm told that male Gerbils can get this a lot
but for now I'm afraid I'm not feeling so hot.

I will keep you informed of my progress and healing
and your poem alone has me perky and feeling
so happy you wrote and that you are just fine
and I'll keep you informed of my health the next time
that i write you a poem, a song or a ditty
You are still my best friend and you're Mom's nails are pretty!!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

01/01/2012 07:50.53 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? Any more snow? I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I know that I did. See, it pays to a have a large stash from hoarding all summer! So, I had lots for which to be thankful. I'm thankful for mama rescuing me and I'm grateful to have so many great online friends! And not least of all, I'm thankful that I stole so many apples from mama's tree! Mm, they are pretty tasty round about now!

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving too? Is it still cold there? Brrr, it's really cold here but no snow. Pippin and I both have nice thick fur so the cold doesn't bother us. Good thing too because it's down in the teens at night.

Did you get a chance to watch, A Tail of Horror on the DC? I hope you're having a great weekend and here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Nugget & Acorn and Hazelnut (Rest in peace).

12/04/2011 02:45.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hope you had a nice thanksgiving!
Hi Theo, my friend who is not very hairy
Just realized my Papa's from Blooming Prairie
My Mom always wondered where Eden Praire was
and found out it was near you! My friend without fuzz :)
I just thought that I'd say that and leave you a vote
And to leave you with one of my Dad's famous quote!
He says Minnasotan's "Don't come for a long time,
they come for a good time! "So that is my rhyme
it's not much but it's all I can write for today
'cause we've been out of town and went real far away!
And since i couldn't stay in my home all alone
I am gonna be picked up, but first Mom must phone
our good friend whose first gerbil Mama was as a sitter
and be-cause of him Mom got ME as HER critter!
So it just goes to show you you never know where
you will find YOUR own Mama and Papa who care!
We're from all different backgrounds and many more reasons
we find ourselves celebrating all of these seasons!
So although I'm not 10 years old I AM almost 2
but the SAC can't seem to know what to do
to correct that mistake, so it is what it is!
Now I'm off to unpack and get on with my biz! :D

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

12/01/2011 09:57.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Teddy-bear with spiky hair!
I think really YOUR poems are ever so clever
That I like to re-read them forever and ever!
I started a poem 'bout your cute little face
but my silly computer caused it all to erase :(
my first rhyme that said how you are sooo very pretty
and I wrote it from Florida, a very hot city!

But I realized that there really are NO mistakes
I've decided to write you again though it takes
me a while to come up with a suitable rhyme
I am still on vacation so have I lots of time!

Though my poem was finished and then was erased
It was short and it really was written in haste!
So with this one i'm trying to make this the best
'cause I wanted to make sure it outshines the rest!
To relax and reflect and you know what was nice?
Cause i voted the first time, I got to vote TWICE!

So you've now received from me votes thirty and one
WOW! I bet reading all of these new blogs is fun!
For you're cute and your special and have lots to say
And I bet they don't read about Hedgehogs each day!

Hope your Thanksgiving got you a mealy worm dinner
I know Mama has said that now she should get thinner!
But for us little critters there's never too much
of the things we like best like attention and such.

Well i won't say much more, though there's plenty to say!
I'll leave room for the others to blog you today!
And i thought that you poem was ever so clever
please don't ever stop writing your poems, not ever!

Though it's really not easy and it takes lots time
To think out every word and make sure that they rhyme
With a TALENT LIKE YOURS you can really go far!
And i think that your brilliance outshines any star!

Did you realize that poems can become a song?
If you put them to music we'll all sing along!
That's what Taylor Swift and singer Avril Lev-ine
have done and look at them, on the TV they're seen!
Well.i written too much, cause I just meant to say
Have a real great vacation, now go out to play!!!!
"Hi to all!!" From your true friend 4 ever, and ever!!!
Though I like to write poems, i REALLY think YOURS are more CLEVER!!!!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

11/26/2011 07:59.41 AM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? I've been meaning to write, really I have but you won't believe what my mama did. Again! Well, she went back to riding Prince and he decided to explode (again) and she fell off. Actually she claims she bailed herself off because he was about to bolt and she thought it was safer to fall when he was more at a stand still. Anyway, mama got another concussion, so that's 3 now in 4 months and she was talking nonsense for awhile. She's a bit better now and I told her it was high time that I got to write on here!

I have to admit I'm a bit miffed that she's stealing my spotlight. I mean after all, it's not every day that one wins Critter of the Month! Yep, that's me! I'm the Queen of the SAC! And it's only now that I finally get to write about it!

I guess I'm not the only one in my family that won top honours though. The fish in the pond also won Fish of the Month on the Fish Channel. They're settling into winter hibernation though so they hardly know what's what.

But wait, there's more! The videos of the month on the Horse Channel and the Dog Channel are ours too. I think you may have seen the HC one already. It's the tribute to mama's friend on there who died. The DC one was made especially for Halloween and it's called, A Tail of Horror. I would love for you to check that one out. It's easy to find. Just go to DC, click on videos, and it's the one of the month.

I want to thank you again for voting for Eddie in the Dover contest. Unfortunately, we didn't win. Ah, what can we do? At least we know we have lots of great and supportive friends like you. I think the voting must have been really really close. And I'm so glad you liked him so much.

Yes, we have other animals too. We have a mini horse, goats, chickens, peacocks, parrots, cats, dogs, and fish. Lots going on around here!

How is the weather there? It snowed all day here but none of it stuck. Perhaps we'll wake up to a white morning. We'll see. In the meantime, here's a vote and enjoy the weekend!

Come visit me, Nugget & Acorn and Hazelnut (Rest in peace).

11/19/2011 12:41.45 AM Report This Comment  
Hello, there, Theodore! You are so cute - and I must admit, I envy your name! ;]
Left you a vote!

- Arthur and mommy Mady

Come visit me, Arthur Alexander, Dudley Dempster & Penelope Luna.

11/16/2011 01:07.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi little "Teddy" it's the holiday's all ready!
Hi Theodore! Well, it is almost Thanksgiving
Mom's taking a trip to where her Dad is living
in Florida where it's all sunny and hot
not at all like Seattle where sunny it's NOT!

I'm going to stay with our friend who first had
the Gerbil Mom baby sat, so I'm really glad
'cause he knows about Gerbils, though his passed away
I think my being with him will cause him to say,
"Gee, i kinda miss having a gerbil around!"
Though he may not be pleased by my thumping wheel sound
I do think after all that that's part of the deal
am I sure that he'll laugh at my speed in the wheel!

His last Gerbil, lived in a three level cage
though designed to hold rats he lived to a ripe age.
But his delicate feet were a little too small
to fit in a rats wheel so couldn't at all
use his wheel his whole life and i think that is sad
but he got to be let out a lot. Still, i'm glad
That my home is a cozy, warm blue fuzz lined tank
so I live a good life and have Mama to thank!

Well, I've got to get ready cause it's almost the time
to be picked up, and with that i will end my long rhyme!
Your friend always! Sparkles :D

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

11/11/2011 10:05.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodore! So glad you've written me more!
Hi there Theo, WOW! I left you your twenty seventh vote!
MY! You've have quite a few new friends who've have left you a note!
I know Acorn and Moppsie but don't know the rest
But, like you, i love finding new friends, It's the best!!!

Hope you had a fun Hallo-ween and got some treats
Though,I know mealy worms are the thing Theo eats!
I don't think that we handed out any of those
We just handed out candy, "cause that's what we chose.
As for me, I'm a Gerbil, no if ands or buts
But i too got some treats of my fav-or-ite nuts!

So I hope that your upcoming holidays are swell,
I will try to write often there will be so much to tell!
Though for Thanksgiving Mama's is flying away
In my next poem, I will have lots more to say!

So again thanks for writing and each time that you rhyme
Well I think that you're BRILLIANT and I smile every time
I receive one and even you blogs are such fun
If you entered a contest I would vote till you won!!
Which would not be too hard cause you talent is great
and I think as a poet you might find your fate!

Well, I really must go but I wanted to say
that each time that you write me you sure make my day!!!
So I'll write to you soon and I hope you will too
You're the on-ly hedgehog I've not seen in a zoo!
And I'm sooo glad that you live in a home as a pet
Cause your my favorite friend that I've found as of yet!

So good bye, little Theo, my dear pal full of prickles
I bet when your kissed by your Mom that it tickles!

Seeya soon! Big hugs from Sparkles the rhyming Gerbil!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

11/03/2011 10:08.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SAC friends, its Freedom. Remember me? Boy have i missed you guys! Its been way to long, and im sorry i havent been able to blog. Mom still doesnt have a laptop, and this is the first time shes used one in a long time. Moms phone has internet but its to hard to respond to all the DC, SAC and FC blogs, so we will have to think of a new way to respond. We will be on whenever we can. We really do miss everyone. We hope to hear back from all of you.


Come visit me, Freedom *Forever Our Little Man* 4/9/11 - 10/8/13, Peanut, Cluemaster, Mad-Hatter, Oswin, Riddler, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Harliequin & Duella Dent.

10/30/2011 02:06.38 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you? Thanks for your kind words on my page. I finally managed to grab mama and stop her from going to bed for a few minutes to attempt some proper blogging. I have something that I do which is really cute. Actually, just like you, I'm small and furry, so everything I do is cute! Anyway, I like to hang by my toes and swing and stretch out my little fingers. Mama says it's irresistible. She doesn't realize it but it's how I prepare my fingers to do some blogging! hehe

I'm doing great, got a whole stash of acorns prepared for the winter plus the apples whose whereabouts I'm not telling anyone! Mama and her friends collected the acorns for me. Whenever they go hiking they can't resist picking them up. But mama did take all the rest of the apples off the tree and just left me some small ones. :(

Mama went for her usual run yesterday evening with two of the dogs. The two of them went ahead of her and suddenly they pounced. With their curious noses buried in something white and fluffy with some suspicious black stripes immediately mama's danger senses sent out loud warnings. Skunk! She yelled at them in her most powerful panicky voice and fortunately they both froze and backed away. Phew! The skunk slid into a culvert and didn't spray. Close call!

I don't meet skunks. They come out after I've already gone to bed. Good thing too because I'd have a few words to share with them! Mama wants a pet skunk too. She's crazy.

Do you ever get dewormed? Mama dewormed me today. She uses a topical kitten dewormer and I was NOT at all happy. I remembered that she did that several months ago and I told her so. I tried to escape but she was sneaky and drew my attention to a big peanut and by the time I figured out her ruse it was too late!

Well, it's getting late but I'm glad I finally got some time to stop by and say hello to you. Here's a vote and enjoy the coming weekend!

Come visit me, Nugget & Acorn and Hazelnut (Rest in peace).

10/21/2011 01:15.13 AM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing? I want to apologize in advance because this is a pure cut and paste message. But mama is tired and has an early start tomorrow and wants to go to bed but she promises that I can blog properly later. Perhaps this weekend?

Thank you to all those who voted for Eddie, my big horsey brother, in the Dover contest. And for those who have not yet voted, today, Friday, is the last day to vote.

He's the 2nd photo on page 10 in the Black and White category. Title: Tall, Dark, & Hansom.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Leaving a vote of appreciation on your page.

Come visit me, Nugget & Acorn and Hazelnut (Rest in peace).

10/14/2011 01:20.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodore!
Gee thank you soooo much for the lov-ely po-em
my owners are traveling and they haven't been ho-me.
They're in San Francisco cele-brating the way
that they met there 3 years ago on the 4th day
of October for thats where they first fell in1 love
and they then moved to Washington, 2 states above.
Did you know California is one of the states
that prohibits pet Gerbils, we simply don't rate!
But Seattle has plenty to all go around
for we make such nice pets and make hardly a sound!
So I'm sorry to not have returned your vote sooner
But when Mom's on vacation she sleeps until noon-er
And hardly has time for ye old the S-A-C
but i asked her to write just this one note for me!
I think that your poem is most surely the best
For it simply outshines and surpasses the rest!
Of the notes i have gotten and some poems too
But the way you've put words into rhymes like you do.
well I think you're quite gifted, and with that I will say
you can write to me anytime, even today!
And I'll always reply with a vote and a ditty
from your small friendly Gerbil who lives in a city.
So with that said I'll leave you with vote 23
Ad I'll sign it your poetry pen pal, thats ME! :D

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

10/11/2011 12:00.50 AM Report This Comment  
  here is a vote for you

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10/07/2011 12:50.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Left a vote got to go! See ya!
Love cupcake!

Come visit me, Shamrock rabbit gang! online monthly.

09/20/2011 04:54.44 AM Report This Comment  
  here is a vote
I love hedgehogs and u hve just won a vote

Come visit me, Patches.

09/19/2011 10:58.37 AM Report This Comment  
  here is a vote
I love hedgehogs and u hve just won a vote

Come visit me, Patches.

09/19/2011 10:58.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodorable!
Hi there! Theo the Hedgehog, you prick-el-ly pet
You're becoming quite popular and soon I will bet
that your votes, counting now at the number eighteen
will soon reach up past twenty and then you'll be seen
on the S-A-C channel and maybe you'll be
the Small animal's choice for month, well, we'll see!!!!

I am hoping to get a few votes for myself
although there's no re-ward given to put on my shelf
I admire the critters who make the selection
But i really enjoy the huge critter collection
of voters and bloggers and pictures and such
and the comments you leave me bout YOU very much!

OH! I did win the Mother's day contest and essay
Even though I've been known to leave my bed quite messy!
So we won Critter Magazine's very new issue
And my mom almost cried so I gave her a tissue!
We've never won any-thing so this was a surprise
And the story on hedgehogs really opened my eyes!
In this issue they ask," Is a hedgehog's for you?"
and it's a well written article you should read too!!!
But I REALLY must tell you that inside they mention
quite an article written bout Hedgehog attention!
There's a story bout Gerbils an easy-care-pet
And they mention by state who's an exotic vet!

You can trade in your 'points" for this cool magazine
It has lots of great tips for all critters I've seen
in the index with all sort's of things you should know
before buying a pet both the con's and the pro.
So i heartily DO recommend that you buy
this magnificent issue and now you know why!
Well it's so long for now to my short spiny friend
Thank you sooo much for voting! And with that I will end!
Your friend Sparkles

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

09/17/2011 09:56.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Greetings Theo!
Hi there Theo, I hear that all of your sisters must learn
things at school while you've waited at home for worm.
Though for my taste i must say that kinda sounds yucky
But I guess for a groundhog you're really quite lucky!
Yes they say that the desert is where Gerbils roam
but I doubt they have wheels like they do in my home!
As for Africa well i think thats really far
for a groundhog to travel without a good car!
Well I really must go, this chat's been really nice
and I voted for you but I wish I could twice!
Your litlte friend, Sparkles

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

09/11/2011 06:59.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks! And of course if you vote for me I'll vote for you every day! Have a great day! Love you Cupcake! Here's vote 17!

Come visit me, Shamrock rabbit gang! online monthly.

09/09/2011 03:42.50 PM Report This Comment  
  You are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
HI! My name is Cupcake! You are to cute! I left a vote for you!
Please visit me! See ya have a great day!

Come visit me, Shamrock rabbit gang! online monthly.

09/07/2011 03:20.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet little Theodore!
Hi there Theo! We haven't talked for quite a while
But when ever I think of you I always smile!
From your long tiny nose to your prickly coat
I just simply can't help it and leave you a vote
So i hope for your family that summer went well
Thanks again for the poem, it really was SWELL!
So I thought i'd catch up with you simply to see
How your doing and tell you what has been up with me!
Well the weather's turned hot now that summers near end :(
And it soon will be fall, for it's right round the bend
As a Gerbil I've gotten to enjoy some sun
In tank, with my wheel I have really had fun!
For it's deserts I come from, as all Gerbil's do
But i'm not sure where Hedge-hogs come from how bout you?
So please drop me a note when you do have the time
It sure needn't be long and it sure needn't rhyme!
But your friendship is fun and it's in-teresting too
So i'll just end this poem, from me sent to you!
Your friend, Sparkles! :)

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

09/03/2011 05:04.48 PM Report This Comment  

I am very sorry everyone because this will be my last day to be on here because my mom and dad want me to get caught up in my studies!!! I AM SOOO SORRY!!! I WILL BE BACK IN 3 MONTHS!!!! I will miss you!

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08/31/2011 09:03.10 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTED! I can tell your age by your painted nails! BTW

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08/30/2011 05:23.48 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTED! You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! I LOOOOVE hedghogs they are soo cute!

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08/29/2011 01:05.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi "Teddy" bear your friendship's rare!
Hi THERE Theo, the Hedgehog! I'm really impressed
that your poem to me is quite truly the best!!
What with all of your talent with rhyme and with word
I quite honestly think you're the best I have heard!
For I know it's not easy to write down in prose
It's a talent for some that not everyone knows!
That you've taken the time to write poems at all
WEll, I honestly think you've discovered your call!
So I truly am touched by your words and I'll say
that your talent is special in ev-er-ry way!
So here's to you Theo! Though you're prickly to touch
I think you are quite special and i thank you SO much
for your poem and friendship and courage to try
rhyming back to me Theo, if just to say "Hi!"
Well it's so long for now as I bid you farewell
As a friend you're the BEST and your poem is SWELL! :D

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

08/25/2011 10:53.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi theo!
Hi there Theo, the cutest! You little Hedgehog
I'm returning the questions you raised on your blog!
Thanks so much for care and concern and the vote
and the fact that you've 'shared" with your sweet little note!
I don't always send poems to critters I know,
But you're VERY unique for your color, Pinto!
I have just never seen such a cute little little boy
that at first I just thought you were somebody's toy!
And i'll leave you a vote on your site time to time
Though i can't guarantee it will always quite rhyme
But I feel so inspired to give you support
and I'll look for replies from you and a report
on how you are doing and all that you do
in a day and then I 'll respond back with, "What's New!"
So with that i will bid you a pleasant good bye
Till I see you again at which point i'll say , HI!"
Sparkles the Gerbil :)

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

08/11/2011 11:00.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Such a small cutie!
My parents had a choice between an 8wk old babie, or an 11 week old bigger one (which was me), and Im happy they chose me, but I know momma wanted a smaller one to bond with sooner! Its ok, I get her back by huffing at her when she walks in the door!
BTW Im voting for you for COTD

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08/08/2011 09:21.47 PM Report This Comment  
Happy Monday Theodore! we love your mommas nail in your front picture.. hehe! Are you enjoying the summer weather? Hope your keeping cool!


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08/01/2011 06:48.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodore!
Hi there Theo I think you're a pet to adore
As I read all your blog I would like to ask more!
Mealy worms sound so strange are they sweet or they bitter
That you crave them at all is unique for a critter!
And you say you eat meat and and a hard boiled egg
I just never would think these would cause you to beg!
And the fact you can tell between friends and a foe
Well that always a plus and a good thing to know!
So i'll leave you a vote and thank you for the same
For a critter your special and even your name
sounds exotic and suits you from your toes to your snout
and I thank you for telling me more and about
what you eat, what you like and then even some more
As a pet you are really not one who will bore
me to tears for i've never known hedgehogs were clever
So i hope we stay friends for ever and ever!!!
So farewell from your little friend Sparkles the Gerbil!
As for food I'm a critter thats totally herbal! :3

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

07/24/2011 10:22.47 PM Report This Comment  
Is it hard to care for a hedgehog? Hope we can be friends!


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07/24/2011 07:59.32 PM Report This Comment  
  One more thing!
As I was saying Gerbils have DETACHABLE tails that don't grow back. So if it was cought in a metal rung it would break off! I doesn't hurt but looks kinda funny (sort of like you without your quills!) It's our major natural defense against birds and anything that might grab us by the tail so my Mom and Dad are very careful not to do that! Anyway, I've said way too much! Thank goodness out parents love us just as we are! Let me know what you're treats are and what you eat daily. You look like your tiny, delicate long snout could sip through a cocktail straw! If you do, make sure you get one with an umbrella in it! Thanks for the vote, heres one for you!! Keep in touch, I always like to know more about you! Your new curious friend, Sparkles!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

06/26/2011 01:19.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi little Theodore!
I was sorry to hear your little quills fell out as a baby, Brrrr! Your little body must have been sooo sha'sha'sha'shivering ca'ca'ca'cold!!! Do your quills insulate you? Are they are hollow so that they help capture and retain the heat of your body like some water mammals fur does??? Glad you have warm furry kitty cats and your Mom's toasty hands to curl up in. (Love her fingernail polish!!!) You look so vunerable to even WITH your very BEAUTIFUL quills. What is your natural predator, I suspect anything that tries to eat you winds up in a pretty prickly predicament! After all, you're NOT a toothbrush!!!

What do YOU eat? My favorite treat to eat is natural sunflower seeds and raw nuts. Walnuts are soo yummy I practically climb up the wall and go nuts for them. Guess that's why they call them wall-nuts! But I also like honey flavored yougurt drops (especially made for small animals), frozen bananas and an occasional raw carrot sliver.

Nuts are fattening and make me a little hyper so they are doled out to me mostly when I do something my Mom and Dad think is funny, sweet or clever, (but EVERY thing I do is that way!) I especially get a treat EVERY TIME they pick me up. Sometimes I run really fast around and around the aquarium and play hide and seek until they "nab" me and hold me to give me some Gerbil "lovins' and cuddlings so I even though I "earn" my treat that way in the long run make them get as much exercise as i do! I think they look hysterical (like an octopus!) trying to catch me! But in the end I seriously want that treat so I've i become more and more tame (and chubby) as far as being picked up and held.

I really don't understand why pet stores sell the type of treats that they do especially for Gerbils. After all, I originate in the mongolian desert and i have never heard of sunflowers growing there let alone walnut trees! And... I've NEVER heard of yougart drops growing ANYwhere so how did they discover I liked them to begin with? I even have a Gerbil friend on BAC who actually eats sooo many Reeses Pieces peanut butter and chocolate candy cups that they named him Reeses! I've never tried anything chocolate (I've heard it's poisonous to a lot of animals) and peanut butter sound yummy but sticky and sloppy and I hate having my hands and fur dirty. Mom gives me a bath in Chinchilla dust when I get oily from her handling me so much. Now dust bath's DO sound like a naturally occurring desert thing that Gerbils would love!
Basically, we love to chew on ANY and EVERY thing we can and have amazingly strong jaws! I chew through EVERYTHING even VERY thick and HARD wooden puzzle-like balls that Humans couldn't even start to break apart in just a couple of days to get to the seed hidden inside! Willow balls? Gone in about 60 seconds!

How come your wheel is so hard to clean? What makes it so "special?" Is it a wire one or more like mine, the solid plastic kind? Mine is sort of like a thick frisbee because Gerbils have DETAC

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

06/26/2011 01:06.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Theodore!
Well, I finally got to vote for you and I am lucky #5. I say that because my Mom's birthday was June 5th! I wanted to ask you, do your quills come out like a Porquipine or are you just like a little bristle brush? Do you have teeny weeny little teeth and do you ever bite the hand that feeds you or is your only defense your little blanket of quills. I am glad that you love your kitties and visa versa. You must be like a little brush on their fur. Also, do you roll into a ball like an armadillo??? I have spoooo many questions about you and find you a fascinating! Come visit me anytime you wish and I'll answer any questions you have about Gerbils (actually we're pretty boring, we don't EVER bite although we are the most voracious chewer's of all the rodents, we hardly drink at all and we are VERY clean as we eat most of our poop (more info. than you need to know!) but we're one of the ONLY critters that do! It gives us vitamins but grosses my Mom and Dad out!!! :O Hope you post more pictures as you grow up, you are such a cutiepie! Your friend, Sparkles

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

06/20/2011 12:02.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Heres a vote! Please come vote for my rabbit, Bella!

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06/12/2011 12:33.26 PM Report This Comment  
  TheoDORE, you're aDOREable!
Please note, i wanted to leave you a vote but there was no where to vote on the web page posted here! Maybe contact the smc to see why i can't vote for you. You are the teeniest little baby I've ever seen ( although you may be the FIRST hedgehog I've EVER SEEN, big or small!) and you are precious! I am a Gerbil named Sparkles from Bellevue, Wash. and I don't know if this state allows hedgehog ownership!

I am amazed the your kitty doesn't find to to be a cat toy and not a real litle friend. Maybe your bristles keep you from being kitty food. In any case, you sound like a charming companion and a beloved pet. How much bigger will you get or are you full grown? I''d love to know more about hedgehogs! And again, complain about not beiing able to vote! I'll check back or email me when I can! O.K.? I think you deserve special recognition as there aren't many of you out there!

Come visit me, Sparkles Sweet Angel RIP 3/2/2012.

06/03/2011 09:40.28 AM Report This Comment  
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