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Strawberry Hat by ionshu Strawberry Hat by ionshu
-EVERYONE, PLEASE READ.
If you see this image on Tumblr, or any other photo site...
Could you PLEASE have the poster give me credit for this?
I went through HELL to be able to get this photo and it's just rude that people aren't giving me the proper credit.
Thank you.-
-UPDATE:
IF THEY CLAIM TO BE THE ORIGINAL POSTER...THEY ARE LYING.
I ONLY have this picture on DA.
Unless the person is named Ionshu or hedgiehairdresser, THEY ARE THIEVES AND ARE LYING. So please contact me.-
My hedgehog and his strawberry hat!
His name was Ratclaw.
He was an Algerian Gray hedgie...
R.I.P 2/9/11
I had him for nearly 5 years.

I miss everything about him...

The times at 3am when you would scream at me to turn off the light.
The times I got home from school to find you trapped in a toilet paper roll.
The times I would walk in the door to find you waddling up to greet me.
The times when I was most tired and you chose to run in your squeaky wheel.
The times I would put you in the bathtub to prepare you for a bath and you screamed at me because there was no water in it yet.

Everything about you.
I miss you so much. I would give ANYTHING to have you back.

The week before you died I had prepared myself. I put on a brave face and told people: "Yeah it's no big deal i'll just get a new hedgehog" hoping that I could just carry on after you left me... when in fact I cried for two weeks just THINKING about you. I was sent home by my teacher because I couldn't stop crying. I loved you. More then I've loved most people.

I don't think anyone knows just how much I suffered after you abandoned me.
A silly little animal caused me so much pain...

...But you were worth it.
I'll never forget you.
Ever.
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:icondeideiblueeyez:
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mother of freaking God. It's so cute!

And I'm so sorry that he died. He's in a better place now. His days were filled with happiness because you were his owner, I'm sure of it :meow:
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
S: very cute
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Writer
A beautiful photo of a beautiful little hedgie. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our dog went missing last year and I wish I had him back. Don't worry though, know you'll see him again one day and he's watching ur every move and know he still loves you.
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fluffythehedgehog12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry... R.I.P Ratclaw. ='(
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KittyLumps Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strawberry hat is best hat.

And I know what it's like to lose a Hedgie :hug:
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DannyP514 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss, but I feel I need to inform you hedgehogs are NOT rodents.
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Did I ever say they were? I am indeed aware they are not, the only reason I was ever allowed to own them as a child, since I successfully proved to my parents that they weren't.

I just checked, indeed I did, the term "silly little rodent" is there because when he died, my mother 'cheered me up' by calling him "silly rodent" whenever his picture showed up...

So yes, I am aware...^^"
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DomiSM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has to be the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. I'm sorry for your loss...I hope time has healed your pain and left you with nothing but good memories :heart:
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 Thank you so much!
I appreciate it a lot. <3
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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RogueExorcist Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
My sympathies. I was (and still am) the same way about my Ezra (dog). Pets, you love them more than you ever realize.
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xxpaolol63415xx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
RIP little guy. people miss you terribly.
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 Thank you for your sympathy.
He was a sweet hedgie.
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BluePool888 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
aww X( I know what it is like to loose a pet you love so dearly!.... He is really cute though ^^
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 Aww, yeah, we have lots of pets, and it's fun, until they die, then you just...you remember how short of time you have to spend with them.
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BluePool888 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Yeah.... I know what you mean ^^
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lolatheavenger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
aw that story made me tear up. love the picture :D
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 Aww, sorry you teared up! I still cry thinking about him.
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lolatheavenger Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
lol, i just know I had a pet like that too, so i get how you feel.
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TOO.FREAKIN.ADORABLE :faint:
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD He was the best hedgie I ever had.
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want one so badly, but I'm off to college very soon, and wouldn't be able to devote enough time to it. And they JUST made owning them as pets legal in my state. Ah! I WANT ONE!
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah that's the problem i'm having, Ratclaw died at an awkward time...cause i'm leaving to the UK soon and I can't get a hedgehog over there so I wouldn't be able to own it for very long before I left. >.<

I love it, every province except ONE in Canada allows them.
<3 They're my favourite.
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you going to be going to school in the UK? That's pretty cool!

The USA is quite divided on the matter. :XD: Everyone had different laws that vary state-to-state.
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cosmetology school...XD Hopefully, i'm nearly done my hair training (whoo) so once I get my certificate for that, I can use my scholarship money towards a fancy-pants school in Wales. XD

Either that or Alaska, i'm pretty stumped on the matter. :3

XD It's true! It's kinda weird cause everytime we head to Oregon, it feels very...odd to have someone pump your gas for you.
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fancy-pants school sounds like fun! ^^

I imagine that feels very odd! Hahaha!
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD It's like, someone's stealing your independance!!
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dorasaraiva Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooo cute!!! *º*
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Lolly-Bot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is is just adorable!!!
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Satotsu18 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I am jealous, and also very sorry about your lose. I have always wanted a hedgehog of my own and this little guy is to die for adorable. <3
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 <3 Thank you!
Actually, by coincidence, next week I am getting another hedgie.
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Satotsu18 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
So lucky~
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You should get one! They're amazing.
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:iconsatotsu18:
Satotsu18 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I think they're the cutest little things ever. I want a hedgie or a chameleon. I cannot pick. D:
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Both?
Both is good! :D
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:iconsatotsu18:
Satotsu18 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Yeah, but I already have a cat, a rat, and a bunny. Two more pets would be too much. xD
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
...XD
I have 7 cats (Not kittens, CATS.) 3 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, a hamster, a bird and 4 fish and a gecko.
XD Soon to be another hedgie!
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional
Oh wow! He's sooo adorable.
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Yeah, he was.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional
Oh sadness. RIP little guy.
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
He loved food, mostly just to play with it though. Haha.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional
Oh I bet! :aww: I could just imagine how cute that would be. I don't know too much about hedgehogs: are they kind, and loveable animals?
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ionshu Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
That honestly depends. I had one named Linny and we got him when he was 2, and he was unsocialized and his owners didn't have a lot of time to be with him, so he was VERY unfriendly and always bit.
Ratclaw here, we had him from a baby, we actually rescued him from a woman who was abusing two of her hedgies for over-breeding and most of the ones they had were infested with ticks, so once we finally got the case settled, we got Ratclaw, and he was only 5 months old, so from day one he was constantly held and socialized with all my other animals and all 7 people in my family, and he never bit or hissed at us, and he would climb onto my bed and snuggle with me from time to time, so he was super friendly!
It just depends on how much time you have to spend with them.
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional
Oh that's very interesting to know, and also really sad about the other people that weren't taking care of them. Some people should just not have pets. :(
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
When you use animals strictly for breeding purposes their greed goes above the animals health.
One of my friends, she's great, and she has a cat, and it seems like this cat is always pregnant. Now I KNOW they aren't just breeding her, the cat goes in heat, shags, comes back, has kittens, they wait the period of rest, take her in to get her fixed, and find out she's knocked up again.
But the cat is in excellent health and they take care of her wonderfully.
There is a difference between the two.
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XxflamestarxX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
SOOOO cute!!!! :heart:
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3 He was, thank you!!
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XxflamestarxX Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
NOO PROBLEM! :D xd X3
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blekcziken Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
I love it!!
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:iconionshu:
ionshu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you!
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