My name is Caitlyn and this blog is dedicated to my baby hedgehog, Dexter. I got him from my friend on Nov. 2. She got him September 01, 2012. He is an Algerian Grey, born on June 30, 2012.
I hope you enjoy seeing him as much as I love owning him! ^.^
Any tips/advice are very welcome on this blog. If not for me, but other potential owners as well <3
It’s been a while… And I feel awful.
Tonight I found out how lucky I actually am. I dropped something in my room and it hit dexter’s cage. He didn’t even huff, so I didn’t get concerned. Well a few hours later I turned on my bedroom light (i didn’t during the incident) and found out that the item had knocked his cage door open! I’m so lucky that I still have a hedgehog in there. If he got out, I would never find him. My room is such a mess.
I hand fed him some yogurt treats. The wildberry are easier to avoid bitten fingers, and he promptly anointed after one nibble. I think it’s a compliment when he does it.
He’s gonna need a bath so on my next day off (I have no idea when this is -.-‘) he will get one, a clean cage and a clean wheel… I’ve been bad about keeping up with his wheel.
I think that’s really everything… I’m sorry there’s no photos, I was enjoying the time with him and the camera makes him curl up most of the time. He just hates it. Next time, though! Promise!
I’m letting you all down again. And I’m not meaning too. I’m so busy with my pathetic life. I’m really trying but it doesn’t seem like it at all. I should never make a promise on this blog or get you excited about anything. It just never works outs. And I’m sorry. That’s all I can say. I’ve worked 36 hours this week and had a cold. I haven’t had a lot of time to do anything. Literally. I’m just gonna try to be better this upcoming week.
But dexter is healthy and happy and at the end of the day, whether or not I ever post again, that’s what matters to me. Owning dexter was and is not about tumblr fame. It started out as giving him a home and turned into something much more. Thank you to everyone who follows this blog. I can only try harder to give you what you deserve as much as I do for him.
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I had an awful day at work and didn’t feel like venting.
But there really isn’t much dexter for these 2 days. However, I have the next 4 days off (not happy about it) so there will be so much dex that you’ll be asking me to stop because we’re plaguing your dash. ^.^ lots of good stuff!
There really isn’t much to say today… My room smells awesome… And dexter kinda scared me tonight. You know how a hog will huff at you if you walk in a room or make a sudden noise? And that’s normal and you don’t think anything of it. What do you do or think when you are sitting watching a show and all of a sudden you hear them huff? Dex did that to me tonight. So I got up and looked and nothing was wrong! Just makes me uneasy. Like what was he thinking about? What did he think was happening to him… >.
So… As you can see, Florida is being selfish. It rained again! Whoever deemed us the sunshine state must never have looked outside.
I gave him some yogurt drops and boyyy does he love them! I gave them to him around 4 and every bit of food was gone when I came in here at 10. That never happens! So score there! They are bigger than his strawberry banana ones so I made sure to break them up.
I bought some air fresheners for my room today. Vanilla ^.^ are they harmful!? Say something now!
I took him out but he wasn’t in a playful mood. He just balled up and if I flinched or pet him, he did that thing where they try to tighten up. Eh, doesn’t hurt my feelings anymore.
-.-’ life hates me. So nothing happened with dexter yesterday other than me buying him a ton of stuff.
I walked with my sister to our shopping plaza, bought him new bedding (purple and white), a new flavor of yogurt drops, and some new toys.
And sadly, that was all I did for him. It rained until dark… So no outside for him… And then right before bed (the time I usually play with him) I got a head splitting migraine. Yes, I’m one of those unfortunate people who gets them. So I barely got him fed before I couldn’t get up out of bed anymore. So that’s why there’s one picture and this is late.
Sorry, but the 4th is gonna be different! Hopefully…
So… Things had to change order just a little bit. I was all ready to go but his stuff and take him outside when my father asks me to drive him to the hardware store (I’m learning to drive finally). We ended up leaving way too late for me to do anything outside when I got home. So you still get pictures… Just not what I promised you. BUT that will happen tomorrow. And that WILL happen.
I was looking at dex walking around in his new home tonight! He looks sooo tiny in there! There’s so much room for him ^.^ it makes me very happy! Getting him in through the latch door is a bit tricky but we managed.
He’s moody. He wouldn’t come unballed tonight at all. If he started too and I shifted just a tiny bit, it was all “HIT THE DIRT” again. But it’s okay! Just cross your fingers that he cooperates tomorrow. He didn’t like outside last time… But we just gotta try again! ^.^
I’ve done it! I’ve fulfilled my promise! I said dexter would have a new home at the beginning of September and as of 2pm today, I bought it! It was used from a flea market but its amazing, only cost 40$ and perfect for him! I fully believe his quality of life is going to be sooo much better now! I’m sooo much happier with it! I’m such a happy hedgehog mom today! I’m happy in general. Because I got employee of the month for August ^.^
One thing I’m so happy about is this cage is big enough to fit his litter box in. I missed it. And he has so much roaming room. I gave him some yogurt bites because he’s my special boy and it’ll help him adjust. Which means my baby will need a bath soon! hehe
Tomorrow I have to buy more yogurt bites and bedding. This cage takes sooo much more than the tote! Hehe I also might do his laundry. His cuddle sack and towels are due for a washing.
We had a very nice night together. I took him out and he was really nervous with me, but I just laid him on my chest and soon enough I had a little chocolate chip nose peaking up at me. Then he sat there and we watched an episode of Friday Night Lights.
So I have the next 3 days off (how lucky?) so I shall fulfill my promise of taking him outside tomorrow! I’m very happy about this. So (including today) you are gonna get 4 days of lots of pictures! I’m sorry this blog has been suffering lately. I’ll try to be better. ^.^ thanks for hanging in there with me.