Morning Routine

Hi there. Noodle the Hedgehog here. Welcome to my morning.

Let’s take a little walk.

This is my table. It’s by my window. This is where I keep my magic tube.

Well, I have to go now. I’m about to observe all of time and space through my magic tube. Sure enjoyed sharing my morning with you.

Jesse M. is owned by Noodle and Molly is Noodle’s photographer.



  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Two hedgies in one morning!! Wonderful!!

  2. Sasha's Mum says:

    Another pocket pal in need of tubehab. Sad, so sad.

  3. I concur!

  4. skippymom says:

    Why can’t my mornings be like this? &^$%$^&&%&*$^!!

  5. Retired Hippie says:

    Dr Who reference FTW!

  6. Echo . . . echo . . . now batting for Pedro Borbon . . . Manny . . . Mota!

  7. Morning? Where do you live? It’s afternoon here where I am.

  8. it is so adorbal it is so cute

  9. Haha, tubehab. My birdy needs some serious tubehab! I kept buying them nice expensive toys with mirrors and bells until I realized all they want to do is crawl through, shred, munch on, drop, destroy, and balance on paper towel tubes. Money now saved!

  10. hmstracylee says:

    argh! those leetle whiskeres and paws!
    I… I… can’t take it!

  11. hmstracylee says:

    also, his name is Noodle. As though I weren’t ded enough, they had to say his name is Noodle.

  12. Yes! Dr. Who!!

  13. Mary (the first) says:

    West coast USA.. it was morning when I wrote that even though the time says 1:22. I think it must have been 10:22 here.

  14. I know, right?? Of all names: Noodle! Imagine cooing that to this little morsel in your best otsy-bootsy baby voice. *brain ‘splodes*

  15. Martha in Washington says:

    Noodle needs a bowtie…and a Fez!

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    Well, Alissa — obvy the birdies
    are convinced that the expensive, pretty toys are for *YOU* to play with 🙂

  17. Fird Birfle says:

    *joins the demonstration*
    *shakes fist into the skies*

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    also: BOOP!!!

  19. Those beady eyes that stare into your soul.

  20. skippymom says:

    Fird, that fist-shaking is so ineffectual. [took me 4 tries to spell that. I’s tie-tie.]
    *Ahem* I need to give you a few cursing lessons, I think. I know you’re a mild-mannered soul, but with practice, I’ll bet we can have you cursing like a pro.

  21. My sweet girl, Squirt, played so hard in/with the toilet roll tubes that she would fall asleep with her head still inside them.

  22. Hmmmm I’ll try this again.
    Squirt, my sweet girl, would play so hard with t/p rolls that she would fall asleep mid game.

  23. Sasha's Mum says:

    Coz bowties are *cool*!

    (BTW, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find an entire room of hedgehogs in the TARDIS.)

  24. Dang….it came out teeny tiny…..but you get the idea.

  25. skippymom says:

    Bowties are cool and sexy! If Noodle wore a bowtie, I would beg him to marry me.
    (um…do we know whether Noodle is a boy or a girl?)

  26. Kari Callin says:

    “Hi there, I’m just out for a stroll. Join me won’t you?”
    (pitty pat, pitty pat)
    “Oooohhh, look! A round tube thingey! What do you mean I can’t fit in there! I can to!
    (rustle, squish, squueze)
    “Uh, I must have put on some weight. he he he.”
    (scrabble, squeek)
    “Uh, a little help here? Anyone? Anyone?!”
    “Dang. Oh, echo! HA!”

  27. Fird Birfle says:


  28. 260Oakley says:

    Kind of a double-hedged sword, isn’t it?

  29. Nope, I can’t leave it like that…..trying to get a bigger view.

  30. I want a hedgehog! I want a hedgehog NOW! “stomps feet”

  31. cellarmouse says:

    been really busy…chasin’ shadows ‘n’ such…but i’m glad i checked in…yay, crazy pants

  32. 260Oakley says:

    Squirt looks great in a tube top, Oz!

  33. victoreia says:

    Airplane! ref FTW!!

  34. victoreia says:

    Heh. I stopped buying my feline overlords the expensive stuff when I realized my socks would do just as well!

    Now Kyuri has half a dozen socks laying all over the place….

  35. A girl!

  36. Sasha's Mum says:

    Also pens. All the felines I’ve known have always gone crazy-bananas for pens. Can’t remember how many I found under the old fridge when they carted it away.

  37. Re-visit March 20th and beware little hedgie!

  38. kibblenibble says:

    This series of pics with text by Crazy Pants is insanely Qte. What charms me the most is the innocent vulnerability of the leetle feet in picture # 3. 🙂

  39. Love Doctor Who! But Noodle needs to beware of the drums, if he’s observing all of time and space.

  40. You can start with some of my personal favourites… Ahem…



    (and only under dire circumstances)


    (that one always causes much pearl-clutching)

    ((By the way, these are my REAL curse words, most of the time 😉 ))

  41. Aw, she’s claws up! So adorable! Beautiful plumage…

  42. What it is with Hedgies and their love of TP tubes?!? How did this start? It is just so darned hilarious.

  43. LOVE the Dr. Who reference! I am a big fan!!

  44. What if she starts doing both? That’s what I do 🙂

  45. CP…you kill me with your hovertext. I laughed and laughed.

  46. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou to whoever fixed the link to this pic.

  47. Ciro's Mom says:

    That’s it, I need a Hedgie. Only thing is I am concerned my little goggies will mistake the hedgie for lunch.

  48. mrsasuperbug says:

    Noodle is adorable!

    can Noodle get its whole body through the magic tube?

  49. LOL! Oakley for the win yet again.:D

  50. Second that! (stomps feet in solidarity)

  51. okay, so this is how defenseless i am at this level of kyootniss: i read “my magical CUBE.”, and i thought “oh, well, if this leedle hedgie says his cylinder-shaped thingie is a CUBE, then a CUBE it is.”

    my fourlegger has trained me well.

  52. Obviously Noodle’s tube is bigger on the inside where she has her Hedgie parties and they discuss whether 10 is better than 11. Just don’t Blink!

    Another Doctor Who/CO fan

  53. Is there any possible reason why Noodles doesn’t already have her own reality show? I think not.

  54. emmberrann says:

    No DADGUMMIT? My fave!

  55. Hedgehogs can somehow make everything and anything adorable.

  56. Ha! That is adorable. My little lady is always too tube-crazed to fall asleep in one, though occasionally she squeezes her entire body into one and then the tube needs to be slowly ripped apart because she can’t get out. Oh birdz.

    If only they made paper towel tubes a little bigger for poor ol’ squirt :).

  57. Now THAT would be a reality show I would watch.

  58. Fird Birfle says:

    (Pssssssssssssssst: ‘d anybuddy ELSE notice, in the capshons — BELOW the pics — who “belongs TO” “whom”???? Hint: think inside-out…or possibly sideways….) 🙂

  59. Hi there! What a cutie and awesome photos, by the way! I have a soon-to-be 19 year old daughter that is BEGGING for a little hedgie for a pet. She is in college. Does it seem feasible that she could have a hedgie in her dorm room(she has a single.) Or would it be a bad idea….never having owned a hedgie before but about a zillion other pets, she does have some sense of pet ownership, just not hedgie ownership.
    Sorry to be bothersome, but it is hard pulling up info. on the web that is not either over-the-top or perhaps not enough real-life, hands-on info..

  60. I’m late to the party as usual – I used to have a hedgie and they need a LOT of looking after and play to remain sociable – we played with our for an hour every evening at least. Or they can get grumpy and They need a lot of space in their cages/hutches, good, regular heat (they get ill in the cold) and a LOT of play. If your daughter would do that, don’t see why she shouldn’t get one – they are lovely pets!

  61. Excellent advice and thank you!

  62. Tiggywinkle says:

    The goggies will only try it once! We did have one cat who got poked once and tried again…but he was renowned for his stupidity. (He was lovable, but *so* dumb!) the hog was totally blasé about the other animals–she knew her defenses were good!