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My cat Harper was a hedgehog champion!

Home Forums Hedgehog tales My cat Harper was a hedgehog champion!

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    My previous cat Harper (RIP) was a wonderful little being with a big heart. He was afraid of most wildlife (birds, mice, frogs, snails… you name it) and hedgehogs in particular terrified him. However, if he saw any animal in distress he came to let me know. As a result we saved a rabbit, frogs, assorted birds and on one memorable occasion a hedgehog, which was terrifically brave of him. He fetched me and stood well back but made sure he showed me where to look. The poor little hedgehog was curled up in broad daylight and absolutely covered in ticks. I put it safely into a box and phoned a local rehabber. She took it into her care immediately and gave it a bath and a lengthy spa session to remove all those pesky ticks! After that it was going to a foster home to fatten up sufficiently as it was underweight. She said that if we hadn’t found it when we did it may well have been a different outcome. I would never have spotted it where it was if Harper hadn’t shown me where to look. He was a little hero.

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    Love that willigogs!

    Harper the hog hero! What a very special cat he must have been.


    Ahh, that’s a very special cat.
    My cat is an older gentleman now and he just watches our hedgehog visitors from afar.
    The cat next door does sit amongst them sometimes (surrounded by 4 on one occasion), and only once did he raise a paw when one hedgie sneaked up behind him and touched his tail. The hog rolled up into a semi ball and the cat walked off after deciding that those prickles were a bit painful! Two seconds later the hog just unrolled and carried on eating, no worse the wear for his feline encounter.

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