Dr. Who Hog

Cory C. sent us photos with this note: These are pictures I took of my wife’s pet hedgehog, Pertwee. He is named for Jon Pertwee who played the third Doctor on Doctor Who in the 1970’s.

“Weverse teh polawity of teh neutwon flow.”

See the resemblance?

Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who

File photo via the Guardian


  1. Is that what I think it is in the second pic between his feetses? :)

  2. I *think* it’s his tailio. They’re always a disturbing sight on hedgies. What a great little guy!

  3. If that’s his tailio, then where is his… you know? :)

  4. Alice Shortcake says:

    Rachael, there are some things we’re better off not knowing.

    Also, I laughed out loud at the first pic!

  5. Allons-y little spiky!!!

  6. Does he refer to his hoomin as The Master? I hope not… :)

  7. #3 is one of my favorite Doctors.

  8. Is it cute or sad that I know those are daleks behind the good Doctor? Never mind, don’t answer that. It’s sad!

  9. I’ve never even watched the show and I knew that. :)

  10. why sad? I’m a proud Whovian. :) Have been since I was wee!

  11. woofy's ma says:

    Thanks for the second laugh this morning. First a Norse gods lesson, now a flashback to Doctor Who. And the resemblance is striking.

  12. HA!

  13. My favorite doctor! Yay!!!

  14. Lof eet!!! :-D

  15. Glad I’m not the only one that remembers John Pertwee. It’s an excellent pet name now that I see a Pertwee pet.

  16. Hehe, he looks so grumpy in that first pic.

  17. He needs to be added to the “disapprovinks” list

  18. Firstly, I thought “why?”.

    then I knew. Genius.

  19. lisaLASSIE says:

    Sorry, I just don’t think he sticks the resemblance. No 10 here from this judge.

  20. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Resemblance? I thought they were just different pics of the same guy!

  21. Aw, one of my favorite Doctors! And that first pic is priceless. Don’t worry, Pertwee, your exile on Earth will end soon.

  22. That first one looks a lot more like Colin Baker’s Doctor #6.

  23. Love the frowny face! Someone hath displeased him!

  24. My favorite will always be .. THE FOURTH DOCTOR!

  25. “It”s transdimensional engineering, a Time Lord discovery”–wow! Can’t wait to whip that out at the next boring c*cktail party.

  26. I’m not all Whovian but I do see the resemblance and I approve of this Hedgie’s Disapproval Factor.


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