Hedgehog Completes Alpaca Immersion Training
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Hungry for self-discovery, Beanie the hedgehog knew he needed a change of scenery. The lush Andes mountains seemed like just the ticket.
"It was the alpacas that drew him," says Craig Mills, a friend and collaborator on Beanie’s upcoming memoir, Five Months in Alpaca. “They seemed like such a gentle species. He wished to know them better.”
That meant living amongst the quiet creatures - absorbing their culture, their habits, their language - basically becoming an alpaca.
"They accepted him as one of their own," says Mills. "They didn’t see a hedgehog - they saw another alpaca. A slightly smaller one - but an alpaca still."
Invigorated by his experience, Beanie returned to his hutch and quickly began planning his next adventure.
"He’s going to live with dolphins next." says Mills. "It’ll be challenging from a practical standpoint, but that’s never stopped him before. He’s just a different kind of hedgehog."
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A team of foxes has broken through to the quarter-final round of the
World Dodge Ball Championships, according to ESPN.
"Sure, we’ve seen a fox or two on a promising team in years past,"
Andrea Weaver, PR for the WDBC told the sports network. “But a team
made entirely of foxes? It’s unheard of. This is a big moment in
On Tuesday, the Norwegian team will face off against rivals from
China, a group of ballers who made it to the Final Four in 2009.
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A goat from Nassau County, New York has been charged with eating a sculpture outside the Hempstead Public Library. The sculpture, which went missing last week, depicted a group of children at play and was made from recycled tin cans.
But the goat maintains his innocence.
"He’s being, for lack of a better term, scapegoated," said his lawyer, John Levine. "It’s a complete myth that goats eat tin cans. My client is actually a very picky eater.”
Library officials could not be reached for comment at press time.
Hedgehog’s New Shoes Are Super Fly
This has been a good week for Bertie the hedgehog. First, his high school passed out yearbooks on Monday and he was voted “Best Smile.” Then, when he got home on Tuesday, he found a present waiting from his mom and dad as a reward for good grades: a pair of stylish new Chuck Taylor All Stars.
"He looks good in those kicks,” said friend Alissa Decker. “If he’d had those earlier in the year, I bet he’d have cleaned up on all the yearbook superlatives.”
Bertie is set to graduate in a two weeks and will start at Penn State in the fall.