Thursday, 11 August 2011

Our Newest Family Member

I would like to introduce you to our newest family member....

This is Bruce Quillis.

He's pretty awesome. And so gosh darn cute.

This is our first hedgehog as a pet, and we're pretty excited. We've done lots of reading up on proper hedgie care, and apparently they get on well with cats! Quillis is is 1.5 years old. Once we decided to get a hedgie, I wanted to find one that needed to be re-homed, rather than buy one from a pet store or breeder. It's always so much harder for adult pets to find homes.Yarn is very intrigued by Quillis, but Gatsby hasn't shown any interest in Qullis at all.

Quillis and Yarn meet for the first time. Not quite a successful meeting of the minds.

65 comments:

winkieflash said...

:O I always wanted a hedgie! I had NO idea you could actually keep them as pets! <3 <3 <3
You put me on a hedgie-findin' quest now ;)
xo,
wink
Oh and gratz on that little bundle of joy!

Carmel said...

OMG! I never knew you could have a hedgie as a pet! Congratulations on your newest member! Love his name! Can't wait to see more photos!

KnittingPony said...

Eeee! I love him! Congratulations. I love the photo of him with the plate of food, and his little paw on it.
*Ehn*
*Paw draws plate of foodz closer...*
I look forward to posts on how he settles in and of course, more pictures!

Kristen said...

ahhhh, i SO want a hedgehog. too cute!

CelticCastOn said...

oh he's so sweet! Love the name. I almost got a hedgie before I got married. They are ever so sweet.
More Quillis more Quillis!

Miss Kitten said...

awwwwww! Congratulations I'm glad he's settling in well and I love your choices of names. adorable

Jewleigh said...

OH. MY. GOSH. The cuteness!! Love the name as well :)

Tanis said...

So cute! I love the photo of him all balled up when yarn came closer to investigate. So adorable!

foxflat said...

holy crap that is about the cutest thing ever. More kitty and hedgehog!!!

Vanessa said...

A. best name ever! B. cutest hedgie ever! If I ever get one (and I would love to) I would name him Hans.

CU@5 said...

Wow! Hedgie as a pet! I don't know anybody who has a hedgehog.
I like that you adopted an adult one. He's so cute! Congrats!

CanarySanctuary said...

So cute! That is the most perfect name for a hedgehog :)

melodie said...

best pet name ever! :D

Kara said...

Dying. He is so cute. And the name is perfection.

Lisa Maria said...

That's so cute!!!!! My husband and I have been researching local breeders/pet stores for about a year, but haven't found the right circumstances yet. Congratulations on the newest member of your family! I'm excited for the unlikely companionship of cat and hedgehog :).

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

so very cute...looking forward to more posts on Bruce! Perfect name by the way!

Silvia M. said...

He's so cute. :)

Little Miss said...

AWW - He is so cute!!! My husband would kill me if I brought one home... Wonder how long it would take for him to notice (tehe)

Sandy said...

I love him!! He's adorable :)

Gynx said...

Oh my goodness, so adorable! I wonder what my cats would do with a hedgehog friend.

knitreadclick said...

Oh my God - soooooooooooo cute! He makes me think of this hedgehog puzzle I just finished up, so maybe I'llname it Quillis after him?

Jenny said...

OMG! He's a real cutie! And the name ... Bruce Qillis... brilliant. :-)

Suzanne said...

Good on you for adopting! We have adopted 3 guinea pigs through rescue groups and shelters now, and they've all been amazing little animals.

I'm sure he's super happy to have a good home, too.

Person hinter den Worten said...

Oh, he's soooo cute! :)))

PixieSam said...

Bruce Quillis is so gorgeous. I had no idea you could keep hedgehogs as pets. And what an amazing name you've chosen for him.

Jacey said...

Squeee! I am dying of the cuteness.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh my goodness - I had never seen a real live hedgehog until just now!! They are the most adorable animal ever - is he prickly though? I know, probably a stupid question but I'm blond and asking anyway.. lol.

His name - pure genius too.

Alyssa said...

Yay for another knitting hedgie owner! I also have a hedgehog, Lotus, and they are so cute. Have you seen Quillis foam yet? SO ADORABLE!

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't know you could keep hedgehogs as pets? My dad used to have some in his garden years ago and he'd leave cat food out for them, and milk?! Can you pick him up or is he really prickly? He is so adorable :)

kessainstitches said...

Ah! Totally adorable! I applaud you for choosing to adopt. Does Quillis live in a tank or is he allowed to roam the house like cats?

Clumsy Knitter said...

Super cute! My brother used to have a hedgehog and I was always surprised by how quiet and shy they are. Definitely adorable. :)

Grace said...

SO adorable! I've been looking for an adult hedgie for years. How did you find an adult that was up for adoption?

Enjoy your new family member!

monikita said...

Awww! He is so cute! I love hedgies. Are they hard to care for? Or similar to hamsters/guinea pigs/rodents?

Ashley said...

omggggg
I've been wanting a hedgehog for the longest time. I love forward to seeing more hedgie/cat posts. And stellar name!

Lina said...

How cute! A close friend of mine just got a hedgie as a classroom pet and he is so much fun to watch (virtually)! I love your Quillis. :)

lina
photoknitdog.com

jen said...

So cute + awesome name!! I always wanted one as a pet when I was younger but my sister would never agree to it. I hope this means we're going to get lots of hedgehog photos in the future, haha!!!

erica-knits said...

oh hai Bruce Quillis! I look so forward to meeting you.

Susan said...

I'm with winkieflash. I even have my hedgie's name picked out. I love that you did a 're-home' instead of going through a pet store or breeder. Bruce Quillis is the perfect name.

sachiko said...

Such cuteness! I used to have a hedgehog when I was in grade school. He used to make funny snuffly sounds if he got scared and burrow under the rug. Too sweet!

mimilikestomakeprettystuff said...

Soooo cute!

mimilikestomakeprettystuff said...

Soooo cute!

1funkyknitwit said...

I never knew you could have them as pets, that's amazing and absolutely cute to boot :D

Drucilla said...

Awww, so cute!!

Ibunnysavetroy said...

So cute! My boyfriend allergic to nearly everything... I wonder if he would be allergic to hedgies?

Michele said...

Very cute! My son and I just read the Tale of Miss Tiggywinkle and he has been very curious about hedgehogs. I had no idea they could be someone's pet!

Noas' Libellule said...

So cute!

acommonthread said...

ah! so adorable!! i can't even take how cute he is. i hope he and the cat start to become better friends!

ifandany said...

oh, my god! i might just faint due to over-exposure to cuteness! welcome, quillis! may the web soon be filled with pictures of your adorableness!

smw said...

Oh. My. God. You are SO LUCKY to have this baby in your life! More pics, please!

margaux said...

you had me at Bruce Quillis. Love.

Rachel R. said...

He is absolutely adorable, and THANK YOU for adopting an older pet. I wish more people thought like you!

MissCherryChocolate said...

Too adorable for words!!!!!!!!

I love hedgehogs and would love to have a hedgie as a pet. It's not possible in australia, but that doesn't stop me from hoping.

As always great post, xox

honeysuckleblue said...

Yep, pretty darn cute. Love the look on the cat's face :)

Katarzyna said...

He is so cute!!

Amanda said...

Bruce Quilis! Bruce Quilis! I kept repeating his name and just can't get over how cute he is! My husband was sitting next to me when I popped your blog post up and he couldn't believe how cute Quilis is either! Excuse my ignorance, how big will he get? So adorable!! I can't wait to see more of Quilis!

Maryse said...

How cute is Quillis! Can you touch it? ;-)

jdknitter said...

I don't think I've ever seen one this up close!! SOOO ADORABLE, especially the second picture where he's eating. WOW!!! congrats!

BTW, I came to tell you that I completed Make Up Your Mind top and am in love. I wasn't able to find Luscious anywhere (the only online shop that had Luscious only had it in variegated colorways....) so I used a different yarn but I love it. :) Thanks for the great pattern!

Hilary said...

First of all, Bruce Quillis? Best pet name EVER. I can't get over it. And he is SO CUTE!!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations! He is such a cutie!

crystal said...

Congrats! I had a pet hedgie while living in America, but I was unable to bring him when I relocated to England :( Sometimes I feel like we live secretly parallel lives - both Canadians, both knitters, both married to Englishmen, both hedgie lovers. Too funny!

Rainy Daisy said...

Whoa! I didn't know hedgies were a pet option. I need to look into this. Cute!

Christine said...

What a cutie! I hope that he pops up on the blog often.

yoel said...

What a cutie! My college roommate had a hedgie named Shimmie, who would curl up into a (very) sharp ball and hiss and shudder just like a teapot when she got upset. Hopefully the kitties will learn to stay away during the teapot moods!

Bobbie said...

A little late in commenting. Your hedgie is adorable. We were really hoping to add a Hedgehog to our family, but the only licensed breeder in AK shut down their operations. We settled on rescuing another cat/ kitty. Hopefully we'll be adopting soon.
Thanks for sharing, "Bruce Quillis" really is sweet.

A Girl Named Leney said...

Sooo I definitely want a hedgehog now after this post... Hope you don't mind I posted a link on my blog:)

http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/