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This picture is from July 26th. I think it depicts hedgies silliness more than anything could. It was an outtake for one of my posts. As I scroll through his pictures I thought you guys might enjoy seeing them to from time to time to remember little hedgie and appreciate his goofiness and strength. I want to thank you all for all your kind words. For your love and support to both me and hedgie. I hope you all stick with us as I continue to share some of his great moments and also share things from my other wonderful pets. Today we buried hedgie. My sister made him some lovely decorated stones to put on his grave and my dad is going to bring a large white granite stone to put on top soon. I thought I was all cried out. That my eyes could not longer produce tears. But I was wrong. I read all your wonderful comments and started to tear up again as I sat in my room curled up in hedgies blanket that I just bought him last week and he never got to use. Thank you all again for everything . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #love #silly #toothless #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
It is with a broken heart that I let you all know that this morning at 10:47 am I had to put hedgie down. This picture is from last night when he held my hand and told me itll be ok. He was to sick at this point. He wouldnt eat. He wouldnt drink. He couldn't move. He was in pain bleeding and crying. I didnt want him to suffer. He was to strong and tough for his own good never giving up hope. He didnt want to give up the fight, he knew he couldn't do it himself so he asked for help. And we gave it to him. I'm still crying. I cried last night as I rocked him in my arms I cried this morning as I took him to the vet. And I cried as we gave him that final shot. I cried at work. And I'm crying now as I write this. I love this little guy. My peanut my munchkin my silly monkey. Hedgie was my world I tried so hard to give him the life he never had in this last year. He taught me love and patients and to never give up. And hes always my inspiration. I will never forget you hedgie. I love you always. I still cant believe you are gone I wish I could hold you one more time. One more kiss one more hug. I'll miss watching TV with you everynight on my bed. Ill miss you. . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #mylove #goodbye #😭 #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
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Goodnight. Hedgie is all curled up and ready for sleep! Which is what he does all day really but I cant blame him with all his pain and problems. After the betadine dried I cleaned the blood again with hydrogen peroxide he flinched everytime because it burned but I'm hoping itll help it scab up. My poor little munchkin is so brave and strong. If anyone has any suggestions on how to keep him on his left side or even better upright let me know. Currently when I'm gone to work and during the night he turns back over to the injured side and it cant get a chance to heal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #goodnight #bedtime #toothless #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
** this is an iodine based antiseptic that is why he is red** Hedgie was very brave today ! His side is still bleeding and his eye is still a bit as well. I. Cleaned him off and sprayed him with betadine also known as povidone iodine which is why he is so orange/red. He was such a good boy though and even though it hurt he let me take care of it. He got a mini high five and a good relaxing petting in the next video. . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #highfive #sick #toothless #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Grrr I'm a pirate argh! Tonight hedgies eye isnt so bloody but it still had gunk in it I cleaned it out and it is still sticking out. I guess it isnt so much his eye since he never had one in the first place but whatever skin like membrane was in his eye socket? Idk anyways hes doing ok. He helped me clean it by moving his head around so I could reach it better it doesnt seem to be hurting him to much. Still swollen though . Hes eating well and has a great appetite the usual face stuffing food video will be coming tonight after this post. So for all you hedgie eating food lovers stay tuned !. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #pirate eyes #funny #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Hedgie is having a problem with his eye. I wasn't going to post a picture that shows it but this one is still so precious. When I was giving hedgie his nightly bath I noticed his eye was bloody. Last night I noticed it was protruding and red. I'm not sure what is wrong with it I think he may have cut it from flinging his arms around. But I cleaned it out and got the puss and gunk of and put some povidone iodine on it. I contacted my vet but he is out if the country so I'm going to keep an eye out on it (no pun intended)and contact the other vets in the clinic if needed. He seems to be ok he let me clean it and wasn't to annoyed just didnt want the ointment on. So heres hoping its just irritated and will go away soon ! Luckily he cant get more blind than he already is !. . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #blindanimals #blind #blindpets #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Just heard a thump in one of the cages in the bird room, followed by panic crowing. Sir Shane, who I have elevated a bit on hay covered rolled towels, like a deep nest, in his parrot cage with his wife Valkery apparently had a dream & tumbled out of his nest & scared himself. I turned on all the lights and brought him into the TV room to comfort him while he watched The Daily Show. When you care for animals with disabilities, you do have to keep your eyes & ears open, but the key is not to make too much of any particular boo boo. Yes. Be instantly there when they call, but if you want them to call you every time a boo-boo happens, don't embarrass them in front of the others by making too much out of a fall, a tumble, a got stuck or any other minor fail. My experience is that most animals, disabled or not, are as prideful about their self - reliance as are we human animals. They CAN be embarrassed & I've seen it happen that they stop calling for me if I make any "poor baby" overly emotional responses in front of their peers. So I picked Shane up, asked him if he wanted to eat snacks with me and watch a show before going back to bed - like a big boy! Look at his face. I think he's happy with how I handled it. Via Jody Bart with Sanctuary Farm Everlasting Care #sanctuaryfarmeverlastingcare #sanctuary #animals #sanctuaryanimals #farmsanctuary #animalrescue #roosters #roosterrescue #Shanetherooster #Shane &Valkery #stopeatinganimals #stophunting #stopkillinganimals #animalswithdisabilities #roosterswithdisabilities
Part 2: Hedgie : It's the 4th night of hannukah ! I told you I had something good to tell you! Also. The dog ended up finishing my dinner. Because it turns out I'm not a big fan of this pepper and chicken flavor 🤷‍♀️ . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #lights #hannukah #toothless #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Hedgie heard the news that he has 600 friends and hes just rolling over with excitement! (Or trying atleast) also he is stained orange from the betadine povidone iodine I sprayed on him to help his skin cuts and irritation. . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #600 #followers #friends #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
My little monkey is still not feeling to well. I bought some destin baby diaper rash cream and covered him in it. His granuloma has taken over his entire right side. I try to lay him on his left side so that he can let the right side get better but he tends to roll over to the right side during the day. Mostly I think cause it's so heavy his body just plops over. I feel so helpless. The pictures I'm posting dont even show the problems. Because I want to allow hedgie to have his dignity in that sense. And they are a bit graphic for some of the general audience. But I'm trying my best. I hope this all heals soon and he gets better just like he fought off the fungal infection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #sick #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Hedgie is not feeling well today. Last night I discovered that the diareah irritated his skin around his butt area. And his back leg is swollen as well in addition to the front. So today I gave him a sitz bath. First salt water then betadine then olive oil followed by an application of hemroid cream. I dont know if itll help but I am trying to make him more comfortable. He was bleeding a bit and curled up in pain. Here he is post bath. . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #sick #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Set up hedgies cage in a new way. I went out and bought some SUPER soft fabrics and made hedgie some new cage mats. The fluffy thing he is laying on is one of them and omg it's like a cloud! I then put old clothes for him to curl up in and also lined the outside of the mat with them so if he tries to crawl around he doesnt get hurt. In his food corner is a diaper fabric which I laid down so that if food or water spills (which it always does when he tries to move around ) itll be easy to clean up since the fabric wont absorb as much and wicks it away hopefully keeping the mat underneath dry ! . . . . . . . . .. #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #joann 's #fabric #cagesetup #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
On some weekends I leave on Saturday and return Sunday afternoon meaning my pets are alone for one night. and so I stock them all up with food and water ( yes there are other people at home and if they hear something wrong they go check on them also I sometimes send my sister over to check on everyone) for the most part though they all do well and like their alone time. So here is a clip of how I prepare hedgie ! All three bowls have water in them and two have enough egg and baby food to last for 2 days. Of course when I get back I feed hedgie again. And he never finishes it all! I have been kind of keeping this a secret because a lot of people frown on leaving their pets alone but I felt it was time to show you all that it is ok. I dont do it every weekend and when I do like I said it's only for one night so they dont even notice I'm gone. . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #food #weekend #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Have you guys seen Liam experiencing his first snow fall? Look at him go! It goes to show that our MPS cousins live their life to the fullest and enjoy each day! We should all take note and appreciate the little things in life. . Help us support Liam and the other MPS cousins by donating today! We haven’t even reached $1000 yet and we are in desperate need of funds as 2019 is going to be a HUGE year! . Donate at mpsarmy.org/donate or text GIVE to 424-369-6064! . Every little bit helps. Very $5 donated gets you entered to win a free MPS shirt! . . #snow #snowfall #snowing #firstsnow #pupper #happypuppy #rescued #newengland #happydog #happyholidays #supportus #animals #animalswithdisabilities #pitbull #donate #mpsstrong #mps #happy
Have you ever had a dream of what you wanted to be when your older? Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always wanted to be a Veterinarian and own my own animal hospital and shelter and still to this day I do. I hope one day I go to Tufts University and learn all about taking care of animals. But being a 15 year old girl who is shorter then the average person and who has disabilities I want to help out every animal who needs it. From Pitbull who lost a leg to a mouse that’s blind or deaf I want to help them because others helped me. Yes I struggle in school *cough math* but I’ve been wanting to be a Vet since I was 4 and I still do. I still want a Dalmatian and to name it Spot, a husky with the name Luna and Bunch of other animals but A Dalmatian is first on my list. But I want you all to know either you want to serve in the army or be a teacher or a gamer perhaps follow your dreams cause anything can happen!! -#tuftsuniversity -#animallover -#followyourdream -#pitbullsandparolees -#animalswithdisabilities
The secret life of pets showed us what pets do when we aren't home. Can guarantee you all that hedgie is not going on wild adventures lol but he did manage to turn around towards his food bowl during the day so hey. . . . . . . . . . . . #hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #snugglebug #sleeping #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
The vet recommended some yogurt for hedgies diareah. So I gave him a little bit of our homemade yogurt. At first it was a little sour for him but then I mixed in the sweet potato and he seemed to like it he even anointed! Note : yes hedgehogs are lactose intolerent but our homemade yogurt has a lot of probiotics and bacteria that make it basically lactose free ( as someone who is lactose intolerent as well, I can say it is different than store bought yogurt and I only gave him a very small amount ) the goal is that the yogurt will introduce back some of the good bacteria that the antibiotics may have killed off in his gut. . . . . . . . . .#hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #anointing #yogurt #homemade #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
You may notice hedgie has red in his face. During tonight's check up and cleaning I noticed these two large red spots on his nose. Panicking that its blood I checked it with a qtip and some water. Ot appears to be a deep bruise. Most likely from his constant laying on his face and side. I blame myself for this because the past two days he hasnt had a soft blanket on the bottom of his cage due to me being behind on laundry. Today I put a soft pillow for him and some extra clothes. I hope it heals soon. Hedgies diareah also has not been getting better. Initially the vet thought it was due to his antibiotics but hes been off for a month now. I read wellness cat food can cause stomach issues. But unfortunately it's all he likes right now. He wont eat natural balance anymore. For those of you in the state and who you use wet food any suggestions on what your hedgies like ? I'm stumped ! . . . . . . . . . . .#hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #wetcatfood #bruise #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
Those eyes, full of hope & love, THIS is why we do what we do! . The Mission of the MPS Army is to eradicate MPS-VI in animals through Awareness, Education and DNA Testing, as well as, to provide support for those dogs affected by MPS-VI. . Not many people know that MPS-VI exists among animals. Even though it is debilitating, animals who suffer still have quality of life. We must give them a chance to LIVE instead of giving up on them. . Help us raise awareness & assist in supporting animals who are in need. Donate today! Visit mpsarmy.org/donate 💜 . MPS Dog: Angel (we miss you) . . #help #nonprofit #animalswithdisabilities #501c3 #donate #dogswithdisabilities #strong #mpsstrong #fighter #warrior #socute #dogs #support #allforagoodcause
Horus would always make the silliest poses! Those lanky, bone-y legs are actually a symptom of MPS. . Mucopolysaccharidosis causes big, floppy feet as well as unusual joints/wrists and curved spines. These are the most common symptoms that show, however we have a whole list up on our website of what to look for! . Visit mpsarmy.org/about-mps to learn more. . . #longlegs #animalswithdisabilities #lankylegs #floppy #model #mps #dog #doggo #theolerazzledazzle #cute #silly
Nothing is better than racing to the tree on Christmas morning to see what arrived from Santa Paws. Treats, blankets, toys, and more! . Two years ago we started a wonderful tradition of bringing some holiday joy to our little MPS cousins. This year we are continuing that tradition! . With the wonderful success we had the past few years, we hope to bring just as much happiness this year! YOU can donate items simply by visiting our Amazon Wishlist and purchasing a treat for our furry friends. This is your chance to show your love & support with a personal gift for the little ones to enjoy. 😻🐶 . The deadline to order items for the Christmas baskets is November 15th. Shop today! Visit mpsarmy.org/events/ to find our Amazon Wishlist link! . . #holiday #holidays #gifts #treat #pets #animals #dogs #cats #spoiled #donate #givingseason #seasonofgiving #presents #giftbasket #mps #animalswithdisabilities #support #nonprofit #event
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF PAWS FOR A CAUSE! Help us reach at least $1000+! This fundraiser is extremely important to us as it can generate quite a lot of donations for our foundation! However, we haven’t even reached $1000! . We wanted to mix up our fundraisers and thought that a live auction would be a ton of fun! You get shop AND DONATE to a cause near & dear to your heart. So what are you waiting for?! You only have today left to shop & bid! . By bidding on items, your providing us with the funds to help our MOS animals with medical assistance, continue free MPS testing, and send out gift packages to show our furry friends just how much we love them. . Please take a look! We have items that would make great gifts and you’ll be ahead of the game for the holidays! . Head over to 32auctions.com/mpsarmy/ . . #help #donate #bid #fundraiser #auction #pawsforacause #501c3 #animalswithdisabilities #dogswithdisabilities #catswithdisabilities #catloversclub #doggo #mps #paws #hunterandhound #barkbox #picaboo #bluedogbakery #foxnamedtodd #medivaltimes #curves #lostacos #senorgrubbys #winesforhumanity
*scroll down for the DIY instructions * 3 part video scroll for all 3! Watch hedgie enjoy his sock bag in part 1 followed by him trying to attack my finger in part 2 and then anointing in part 3. . . Added : if you would like to make your own sock play bag here's how. ! 1. Find all your old socks (singles, small,stretched, ripped etc) 2. Find a snuggle sack or an old pair of pants preferably something soft like pajamas or leggings ! 3. Cut the leg pieces off ( you can keep those to use as tubes for playing or add them with the socks!) ... 4. Sew closed the cut up edge of the top of the pants ( basically sew where the legs where at the crotch) 5. Fill the snuggle bag with all the socks and pieces of fabric. 6. Plop your hedgehog in and let them cuddle ! Have fun! . . . . .#hedgehog #hedgie #animals #specialneedsanimals #animalswithdisabilities #hedgehoggram #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgehogsofig #smallanimals #smallanimal #disabilityawareness #adopted #rescuedpets #elderlyhedgehog #hedgielove   #animalswithspecialneeds #disabilities   #hedgehognation #hedgienation #hedgehogcommunity #hedgiecommunity #africanpygmyhedgehog #photography #diypettoys #anointing #diy #animalphotography #petsofinstagram #pets #petsofig
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