Amidala’s Hedgehog #Caturday

Amidala speaking.

I simply cannot believe how lonely it is without my foster brother! I had become so accustomed to his quiet presence, I feel quite bereft without him. I would go downstairs for some water or a snack, or to … use the facilities, and he would be curled up in his bed or, occasionally, eating. I checked on him several times a day, and now I cannot accustom myself to his absence.

Sometimes I forget he’s gone, and I stand by the food and water dishes and call to him. I’m always sorry, because it’s upsetting to me and to MaMA.

MaMA thought it might help if she got me what she calls a snugglebaby. I believe it’s supposed to be a hedgehog. MaMA wants to know what I’ve named it. I haven’t named it at all. It won’t come when I call it, so I hardly see the point. MaMA cut the tags off and sealed it in a bag of catnip for a few hours, then put it in my bed.snugglebabyI didn’t like it at first, but it’s growing on me. I may name it yet.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you have a snugglebaby?


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One thought on “Amidala’s Hedgehog #Caturday

  1. Dan

    October 17, 2015 at 8:48am

    Out dog has Hedgey and Big Hedge – they are periodic favorites. I feel bad for Amidala. It’s so hard for them to understand.

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    • Marian Allen

      October 17, 2015 at 10:28am

      And she’s had so many changes over the past year. Her human died, and she lived in the house with six other cats, with people just dropping in a couple of times a day to feed and clean. Then she moved to our house with only one of the cats she knew, and now HE’S gone. I packed his bed away today, hoping it might help if she can’t smell him right next to her. 🙁

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  2. Jane

    October 17, 2015 at 10:05am

    Kisses and hugs to both you brave girls!

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    • Marian Allen

      October 17, 2015 at 10:29am

      Thank you. Ami’s stretched out now between me and her hedgehog. 🙂

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