Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Lego is a two year old hedgehog living in Brentwood. He is an escape artist and loves his wheel so much that he has gone through three plastic wheels. His parents have now invested in a steel wheel that seems to let the hedgeman run wild!”


“This is “El Rey” (“The King” in Spanish). He is 15 years old and lives with me in Columbia Heights.”


“This is Hushpuppy and he lives in the Shaw neighborhood!”

7 Comment

  • Emmaleigh504

    Such great faces today!

  • binpetworth

    This is a great ending to the week–cute hedgehog, regal kitty, and cute puppy!

  • So cute!

  • I was in living in the Amman Jordan a few years ago. One night I went to put the trash out and there was a small thing that looked like a wadded up paper bag, but moved, trapped inside the outside entrance foyer. I carefully picked it up and lo and behold it was a hedgehog. Kunfudh in Arabic. I wept for it as I couldn’t keep it and was sure that if I let it out it would meet its demise soon. But I did let it out then to my relief my husband told me they’re not uncommon and live under the ground. So since then I’ve been totally enamored of hedgehogs and Lego is no exception.

  • Hushpuppy is a great name

  • wandafish

    I thought hedgehogs were illegal in DC. Not like that ever stops anyone, but I suppose I’d want to make sure it’s OK so I wouldn’t be afraid of neighbors or anyone else reporting it. (I want one myself!)

    • Yeah, apparently they are. It’s a concern about them getting out and competing with native species in the wild. I wouldn’t get one, for risk of a vengeful neighbor (having to give up a healthy, loved pet that will likely be euthanized would be my worst nightmare).

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