“A Hedgehog Wearing a Flower.”

That’s the name of this submission. Of course it is. Perfect!


Moist nosicle thanks to Mike G.!



  1. Awwww…that is just too precious. Not too hard to stick a flower on a hedgehog! Everything’d stick to those spines!

  2. Jay Fry says:

    I love the BEF combined with the flower. It’s Friday perfection!

  3. The hedgehog is such cuteness…
    First? And new? Me? Maybe…

  4. Eau Emm Gee!
    >> BLERT < <

  5. oh my goodness!!!

    Is it stuck on her spikes?


  6. Nope.
    But I love hedgehogs in flowers…

  7. She doesn’t look to easy with that flower, a bit like, “What’s going on? Are they making fun of me? What is this *thing* on my head?”

  8. Oh so cute! This is the cutest hedgie ever! I want to snorgle (with goggles, of course.)

  9. Ok, let’s see – Juicy nose, high BEF, and ready to cha-cha!

  10. Schweet hedger, “moist nosicle” and all. He/she does look as if they’re thinking what A thinker thinks they’re thinking.

    (Note to self: New business in hedgehog hats? Explore!)

  11. No need for goggles when snorgling the schnoot, methinks.

    I want to do it NOW.

  12. LOL. omg. that’s really, really cute. a little hippie hedgie.
    i love the ‘w….t….f…. is this on my head’ look on it’s face!

  13. Ooooh good idea, EC, hedgie-wear. Maybe some hedgie shoes – the cement looks a bit rough for Hedgie’s delicate little feet.

  14. Hey, with the spikes, there are really unlimited fashion potential—she could have a flower on each one and look like a 1950’s bathing cap!

  15. i think he is more like “whatevs”. he must get dressed up a lot. sunday; roses, weekdays; daisys and saturdays, when he is feeling wild; a huge sunflower with a bee in it.

  16. Meg – Esther Williams, here we come! [hee.]

  17. Obviously a demonstration of cruelty to flowers. Flowers have souls and choices too, ya know!

  18. hedgedog says:

    I was just wondering what to wear for dinner this evening…
    I wonder why the “dressed up” pets always seem to have that adorable “WTF… But… How you DARE?” expression. SO CUTE!

  19. little sweetie!

  20. o.m.g.

    ’tis the love child of Porkypine and Mam’selle Hepzibah!


    I Go Pogo

  21. Tony James says:

    If you’re goo-oing to San Francisco,
    Be sure to wear a flower in your spines…

  22. Can we say, Photoshop?

  23. LOL Meg – I hope the underside of hedgies aren’t spikey [squinting at picture]; otherwise, it would not be too pleasant to put on that bathing cap accidentally.

  24. Tony James says:

    I don’t think hedgie undersides are prickly – if they were then then wouldn’t be able to roll up into a ball without getting kebab-ed…

  25. hedgie undersides are very soft and furry…

  26. JUICEH!

  27. Elizabeth says:

    This hedgehog is, to me, a far cuter version of the old ‘maiden aunt.’ She just needs a little purse filled with dirty tissues to complete the ensemble. Oh, and a smoker’s cough 🙂

  28. Ah (yeewouch!) good point, TJ.
    I want to go find a pet store now and pet one, EC. Hm I wonder if they’re allowed as a pet down south.

  29. Ah darn, they are illegal here.

  30. TJ – Not only would they be unable to curl up, they wouldn’t NEED to. The curling is to protect the soft underbelly, after all.

  31. Tony James says:

    Vacko – true this, and it is the soft underbelly of the hedgie that is the holy grail snorgle-afficienado – the cute equivalent of a signed mint condition Mickey Mantle, maybe…

  32. theo: oh crap. trick questions..they always trick me!!

    wow..that mam’selle pic? that’s what i envisioned ‘veronica’ looking like (you know from that other crazy post…)

  33. theo;…oh crap…wrong place…trick question was in the mini-frog thread…

  34. TOO freakin’ cute!!!!! I love his wittle flower!

  35. He looks a little startled by the flower on his forehead! VERY CUTE, and just what I needed. I need Cute on a cruddy morning.

  36. Ah yes, the hedges are blooming early this year..

  37. I tip my non-flowered cap to the other Mike G.

    I can see that hedge saying, “What? No really, what is it? Do I have something in my nose?”

  38. A Fine Morsel says:

    Why granny, your chapeau is simply to die for!

  39. lauowolf says:

    No, really, tell me.
    Does this make me look fat?

  40. Sonya — sure, we can say “Photoshop.” Just as long as that’s both the beginning & the end of the conversation.

  41. Laurie C says:

    If a sticky-backed gift bow somehow (I’m not saying how, but certainly not in *any* way that could even *remotely* be construed as cat-abusing) got stuck on a cat’s head in exactly the same spot as that flower, the cat would back up around the room to try and get out from under it. I’m not saying this has ever happened, I’m just saying — Too. Funny.

  42. tee. hee.

  43. OMG!!! Thats adorable…

    (Sung to Hippy Chick)

    No hippy hedge
    No hip hip hip hip hip
    No hippy hedge
    No hip hip hip hip hip
    No hippy hedge
    No hip hip hip hip hip
    No hippy hedge

    hehehehe jammin to Hippy Hedge… now THIS is a friday!!!

  44. Leilani says:

    Awwwww! I love the crumbs on its little juicy nose!

  45. Hey, that song’s a beat loop comes from “How Soon Is Now” by the Smiths (aka the “Charmed” theme).

    I am hedgehog, and I need to be lo-o-oved
    Just like everybody else does.

  46. I have a flower
    In my hair
    And sharp spikes
    Which some find criminally painful…

  47. [whips out hand mirror]
    [applies dark eyeliner]

  48. chackler says:

    Could be a cross-dressing hedgie caught in the act?

    I need to break out Redzilla’s port-a-snorg and snorg away.

  49. Gosh, this is a sweet looking hedgehog! 🙂

  50. Chackler — don’t forget your snorgoggles!

  51. I think that Sonic the HedgeHog likes her…

  52. Boschka says:

    LOL..got the hat..need the shoes….


    Hedgie Wedgies ?

    Head explodes..

  53. I’ve never been inclined
    On a coat of spines to recline
    If into this truth you’re not buyin’
    Trust me, it’s not for lack of tryin’

  54. animal mommy says:

    Can it gte any cuter than this! Look at the wet wittle nose. *melts*

  55. Boschka — when you say “Hedgie Wedgies” the first image that pops into my head is not summer-wardrobe clogs, unfortunately…

  56. eeewww, mucous nose. I prefer my kitties’ dry noses.

  57. Me too, Theo. Hedgie Wedgies sounds painful and embarrasing!

  58. Theo – [snort] since I had previously *only* thought of summer wardrobe clogs…

  59. yes, sadly that was the first thing that popped into my head too, teho…

    I couldn’t see how it related until I remembered: “SHOES”.

  60. I, too, needed to ponder that one a bit before the association became perfectly clear. (Wordy way of sayin’ that I thought the same thing you guys thought!)

  61. What if the flower is the little thought-balloon for the hedgie… *poit*

  62. There is a flower
    Within my heart,
    Daisy, Daisy!
    Planted one day
    By a glancing dart,
    Planted by Daisy Bell!
    Whether she loves me
    Or loves me not,
    Sometimes it’s hard to tell;
    Yet I am longing to share the lot –
    Of beautiful Daisy Bell!

    Daisy, Daisy,
    Give me your answer do!
    I’m half crazy,
    All for the love of you!
    It won’t be a stylish marriage,
    I can’t afford a carriage
    But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
    Of a bicycle made for two.

    We will go ‘tandem’
    As man and wife,
    Daisy, Daisy!
    ‘Peddling’ away
    Down the road of life,
    I and my Daisy Bell!
    When the road’s dark
    We can both despise
    P’licemen and ‘lamps’ as well;
    There are ‘bright lights’
    In the dazzling eyes
    Of beautiful Daisy Bell!

    Daisy, Daisy,
    Give me your answer do!
    I’m half crazy,
    All for the love of you!
    It won’t be a stylish marriage,
    I can’t afford a carriage
    But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
    Of a bicycle made for two.

    I will stand by you
    In ‘wheel’ or woe,
    Daisy, Daisy!
    You’ll be the bell(e)
    Which I’ll ring you know!
    Sweet little Daisy Bell!
    You’ll take the ‘lead’
    In each ‘trip’ we take,
    Then if I don’t do well,
    I will permit you to
    Use the brake,
    My beautiful Daisy Bell!

  63. alice, the thing about hedgeshoes is that cement is *good* for wearing down hedgeclaws. Otherwise you’ve gotta clip ’em and that seems to be *quite* a chore.

  64. Christine says:

    I just want to say that I think this is the cutest picture ever posted on cute overload! Thanks.

  65. EC:
    So, you clip hedgeclaws – that still means you can chomp bear claws, right?

    And still write to Santa Claus – please?

  66. Is this hedgie’s name Petunia? Because if it isn’t, it should be. I would risk pricklage to snorg that belly.

  67. Laurie C and AuntieM–just GUESS which continuous loop song was going through my head this morning as I got up…and was brushing my teeth…drinking my tea… But you know what? I didn’t mind because you were right, Laurie! It is a happy, jaunty kind of little tune and the lonely goatherd and yodelay hee hooo.

    Ok, me done.

  68. Bear claws!! Yummmmbo!

  69. i think the hedgehog looks perfectly content 🙂

  70. Aubrey: as long at they’re the pastry sort, yes. [hee.]

  71. Perfect little do-it-yourself spring hat! She’s a cutie.

  72. Laurie C says:

    Well, now you can rock me to sleep tonight, jaypo, for putting that song back into my head today. I had the “Daisy, Daisy” song in there for the past half hour till you posted about the goatherd again. Argh.

  73. Laurie C says:

    Might as well update the lyrics, though:

    “Down in the grass lived a lovely hedgehog…”

    Take it away, jaypo!

  74. Courtney says:

    Work is hell today. This picture made me smile and laugh. Hooray Cute Overload!

  75. AuntieMame says:

    Ha, jaypo!

    Now thanks for putting it in my head! (Actually, it’s a good thing, because what was playing in my brain is the annoying cell phone ringtone of the guy two cubes away…)

    And yay for hedgies with flowers in their hair!

  76. There once was a hedgie who trod
    Upon these anerable paws
    The flower that peer’d
    Betwixt her hedgie ears
    Made her look totally mod

  77. Down in the grass lived a lovely hedgehog
    itsy-bitsy pokey little stickeroo
    A flower lived on the lovely hedgehog
    itsy-bitsy pokey stickerooo

  78. “In A World of Youth Gone Wild –
    With Sharp, Prickly Talk
    And Hot House Emotions
    Growing Unabashed,
    With No Roots –
    She Stood Alone
    She Was:
    Daisied and Confused!!!”

  79. flowers in her hair! Flowers everywhere!
    I love the flower girl!!!!!

  80. Laurie C says:

    High on the wall lived a bright green treefrog
    Itsy-bitsy pokey little stickeroo
    He yodeled down to the little hedgehog
    “Itsy-bitsy pokey little stickeroo”

  81. lol!!

  82. O’brey, where’s the bear claws?! I’ve been waiting.

  83. Jaypo:
    Next, I expect you to say, “Woman, make me a sandwich!”

  84. …well, the coffee’s on. me a girl, anyway. Don’t do mantalk. 😉

  85. brownamazon says:

    To Kristen, re “Daisy”:

    Michael, Michael,
    Here is my answer true:
    I can’t cycle,
    It makes me black and blue.
    If you can’t afford a carriage,
    Call off the bloomin’ marriage,
    Coz I’ll be damned
    If I’ll be crammed
    On a bicycle built for two!

  86. I *LOVE* MY C.O. PEEPS.
    So very Yay!!

  87. Wait, wups… what I *meant* to say was “SUP, MY BITCHES?”

  88. cwackin’ me yup, teho! :-p

  89. Left right corner is begging for a hedgie (with a flower in her hair) 😉

  90. Well, we got some fine 9AM coffee over here (YYYAAAAYYY!!!) – between us ladies, JPo, it’s almost lunch time; could you make ME a sandwich (I left my lunch at home)?

  91. Alice — hmm, lemme think on that…

  92. O’brye, here’s half my pb&j…yummy! Tastes better with friends!

  93. (hehe I make no sense – top left corner, I meant)
    Yumm – lunch!

  94. teho, I think you need to start a new yay! pic, because this one’s getting awfully papered-over… (hint, hint…)

  95. brownamazon, the perfect rebuttal! and all y’all other lyricists, this is so perfectly what I needed this gray Friday. Muchas gracias!

  96. Lunch – YAY
    Ladies Who Lunch – YAY
    Theo Talking Smack/Man/Panda Talk to Ladies Who Lunch – YAY

  97. YAY for everyone, plus hedgers! If they were legal in my state, I would have one.

    I want lunch now….

  98. BrownAmazon:

    It would be worse if the hedgehog was sitting on the seat!

  99. “It wouldn’t be meet
    If you sat on the seat
    If the hedgie was there before you”

  100. Oh no! All sort of horrible things happen to the poor peeps! (I’m glad to see that Peeps have no more luck using microfilm machines than I have *snicker*)

  101. The “Yay” pic has a few small repairs now.

    E.C. — I won’t stop until it has at least 1,000 layers!!

  102. at some point I will have to buy a dual-core Pentium or whatever jus’ to load the YAY! pic.

  103. LOL Mariser — no, the actual .JPG of the Yay pic stays pretty much the same size, ’cause I always render it down to a flat image from the raw source file. Now, if you wanted to open THAT thing…

    (fortunately I am a total geekhead with handbuilt machines that could scoff quite safely at Intel’s puny dualies, except that I’ve taken care to teach them proper manners)

  104. That is just the cutest thing EVER! OH MY GOSH!

  105. “I won’t stop until it has at least 1,000 layers!!”

    Maybe Theo is more Wizard of Oz than Mad Scientist? [not meant meanly *at all.*]

    BTW, I’m so proud of all the wonderful C.O. peeps re. The Thread That Must Not Be Named. [giggles discreetly.]

  106. Sigh. Now that I work all day in a place where I can’t look at CuteO, I miss you guys so much. 😦 I am totally addicted, and some day I wanna do lunch with all y’all.

    Until then, I’ll keep slogging through the hundreds of comments I miss. Sigh. And console myself with the thought of net positive cash flow. I *guess* it’s worth it. 😉

  107. heya, ElfOwl, welcome back!!!

  108. Thanks E.C.!

  109. ElfOwl, *that* is too horrific to contemplate. I feel your pain.

  110. [hootlet!]

  111. E.C. — do you really think I want to direct attention *away* from the man behind the Yay curtain?

  112. “hootlet”!!! Teho, I lurve you! The later I gets, the goofier I becomes. It’s FRAAAAAAAHHHHHHHDEEEEEEYYYYYY!

    Dude, and I don’t even need to self-medicate with bunny creams to get loopy. I’m drunk on WEEKEND!

  113. YAY ElfOwl!!!

  114. Christy says:


  115. I keep coming back to this and loving it. Hedgies aren’t my faves, but that flower is just too wunnerfullz, and the FEET! The leetle hedgie FEEEEEET!

  116. Té-oh,
    Your “Yay” pic is no longer peeps with arms up!

    The master formula, it has EVOLVED-AH

  117. “Tée-o,” Meg, if you want to do it in French. (I dunno, really, I’m just making it up as I go along…)

    BTW, the hedgewear is reminding me of the Queen Mum’s hats!

  118. hrh.squeak says:

    Happy happy joy joy, hedgies are My Very Favoritest Animal Ever and this is the best pic! Jaypo, thanks for the Peeps link, can I be the purple one?

  119. Meg – necessity is the mother of invention. 😉

  120. ProfPbdy says:

    Move over Carmen Meranda here comes Carmen Erizo! Cha cha cha.

  121. hrh.squeak says:

    Great. Now I’m sitting at the keyboard singing “Itsy bitsy pokey little stickeroo!” over and over.
    My kitteh is confused, ’cause I usually sing to him, and he doesn’t have stickeroos.

  122. ElfOwl, welcome back!

  123. …better late than never, yes? Was happy to see your posts on Toby Uno.

  124. Definitely better late than never, jaypo :-). All youz guys make me feel *heart*ed!

  125. Dear lord, it’s Mrs. Tiggy Winkle from the Beatrix Potter stories!

    Pic: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/beatrixpotter/graphics/small/mrs_tiggy-winkle.jpg

  126. Please allow me to apologize in advance for the bastardization of ye, but we’re doing a tribute to Sonic and this little guy was perfect! We gave him Kangaroos.