Ever since 'Elvis' came into my Aunt's life way back when I was a tween I have loved Hedgehogs! I had never seen a hedgehog until then, not even a photo, but it was love at first sight!
I will have to share one day some of the hedgehogs that came into my life for there is something about them that just stirs me so and I cannot resist them!
When someone shared these online photos along with a fable written by a lady of the name of Sandie I just had to pass them on to you!
Look at those tiny feet!
The Fable reads:
'It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.'
Some of my favourite Hedgehog stories for i.e. are called Hans my Hedgehog "The Storyteller" and if you have never seen it try
Hedgehogs and dreams...