We Have a Deserter!

@Corbin5 (61658)
United States
July 8, 2017 2:31pm CST
Molly has stuffed toys she insists remain in our fenced backyard. Molly calls her stuffed toys her "babies." Yesterday, I gathered all scattered "babies" to do a head count. We have a deserter! Mama Hedgehog is nowhere to be found. Mama Hedgehog may have had an argument with Papa Hedgehog, and Mama Hedgehog left the area to teach him a lesson. Perhaps Baby Hedgehog had been quite naughty of late, and Mama Hedgehog had enough of that bad behavior. It could be that Mama Hedgehog was freaked out by Purple Puppy. Molly ripped off Purple Puppy's head quite a while ago, and I must say having to view a headless Purple Puppy day in and day out would get on anyone's nerves. I do hope Mama Hedgehog returns because Baby Hedgehog misses his mother.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Jul
Aw I hope she comes back too Deborah. I like that little fellow on the second step to the far right..kind of looks like a sock monkey.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
He does look like a sock money. It says "Hershey" on his front, so my husband and I have named him "Hershey Boy." Hate to admit that my husband and I have named them all. Both of us need to get a life.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Jul
@Corbin5 You have a lovely life Deborah..
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
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@Lucky15 (31240)
• Philippines
8 Jul
hoping Molly didn't do anything with Mama Hedgehog ;/
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
Well I do hope Molly did not rip her head off and tear her to shreds.
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@snowy22315 (26942)
• United States
8 Jul
perhaps mama hedgehog has been buried in the garden!
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
Molly never has buried anything, as far as we know. Best to dig up the yard, just in case.
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@LadyDuck (98777)
• Switzerland
9 Jul
I remember the Purple Puppy decapitated and I can understand that Mama Hedgehog is concerned, but she should come back to protect her baby.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
My husband mowed the lawn, and he did not see Mama Hedgehog. I hope she is just on vacation and will return soon. Her baby does need her.
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@LadyDuck (98777)
• Switzerland
9 Jul
@Corbin5 I wonder where Molly has hidden the Mama Hedgehog.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
@LadyDuck I checked under the huge hosta plants in the backyard, and found two stuffed bunny "babies," but no Mama Hedgehog. I am out of places to check.
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@sallypup (16889)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Jul
Such a cute tale. If any soft hedgehogs lived near my pups they would be minus heads and legs cause our pups rip and chomp on such sweetness.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
Our old dog Bo shredded every stuffed toy too. People would watch in dismay when Bo tore up those stuffed toys they had given to him as gifts.
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@sallypup (16889)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Jul
@Corbin5 These gals of course love squeaker toys and boy do they have fun chomping the squeaker out- Sally getting in some fetch time, too.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
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@Hannihar (2186)
16 Jul
So sad that baby hedgehog is left alone and do you think Molly will protect her from the bad things out there? I hope they return home soon.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
16 Jul
I hope Molly steps up and becomes a mom to Baby Hedgehog. That baby needs a mom.
@Hannihar (2186)
16 Jul
@Corbin5 Deborah, That would be nice. I hope she does not stare the baby down like she does you. Molly sounds like she also has an affectionate side to her.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
16 Jul
@Hannihar She can be a real sweetie when she feels like it. It has to be on her terms, though.
@Courtlynn (26083)
• United States
8 Jul
Oh no. Poor purple puppy. And poor baby hedgehog. Hope mama is found soon
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
Well, my husband mowed the lawn, and no sign of Mama Hedgehog. Yes, Purple Puppy is a pitiful sight, but he is Molly's favorite.
@Courtlynn (26083)
• United States
8 Jul
@Corbin5 oh no. Any chance she is inside
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
@Courtlynn I have checked indoors, but nope. I think she just took off to lead a better life.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Jul
You are funny, Deborah. I wonder whether Molly hid Mama Hedgehog in a new spot under something different and you've just not found her yet. Maybe you should write children's stories.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
I checked everywhere for Mama Hedgehog, but she is long gone. Well, Molly, her babies, and their adventures may make for a good children's book. I will not write a book about headless Purple Puppy since that would be a bit too violent for most kids.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Jul
@Corbin5 Well, I didn't meant that you should write about the headless one, although for children that have dogs in their homes it's probably something they would be familiar with anyway.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
15 Jul
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@Marty1 (17910)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 Jul
Ask Molly maybe she is playing a game hiding her toys from each other. A rousing game of Stuffed animal hide and seek is happening, and Mama Hedgehog is "it" and had to hide, and nobody found her yet. Or maybe Mama Hedgehog doesn; know the game ended and is still hiding! Maybe the group doesn't realize she wasn't around!
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
I bet Mama Hedgehog still hiding. My husband mowed the lawn, and no sight of her. I am not sure if she will ever come out!
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@Marty1 (17910)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 Jul
@Corbin5 AMaybe ou better send the gang of them in to look for her! That is not nice to stop the game and not tell her!
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
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@noni1959 (2074)
• United States
8 Jul
This is so fun to read. I have a friend with a baby named Molly and seems so familiar with her "babies".
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
Molly does love her "babies." Molly is our first girl dog, and the name just seemed to fit.
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@noni1959 (2074)
• United States
8 Jul
@Corbin5 I no longer have dogs but my daughter that I live with does. I guess I can say they are mine too since I help. One is a very large great dane named Bruce. I still say he is more of a Marmaduke. the other is Hannah, a mix terrier and sheep dog rescue.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
@noni1959 Bruce and Hannah sound like a mighty fine pair to me!
@TRBRocks420 (52691)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Jul
Yes, it sounds like she might have made a break for it lol.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
I cannot find her and I will have to file a "missing-stuffed-toy" report.
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@TRBRocks420 (52691)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Jul
@Corbin5 When Rooger loses his toy. I always tell him to use his blood hound nose to find him lol.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
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@just4him (73161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jul
You are so funny. I hope you find Mama Hedgehog.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
10 Jul
I think Mama Hedgehog was given the job to take care of all Molly's babies and she became stressed to the max. I think she is on vacation.
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@just4him (73161)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jul
@Corbin5 I hope she comes back soon.
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@Tampa_girl7 (19273)
• United States
9 Jul
That's a lot of babies
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
I think Mama Hedgehog was given the job to care for them all. No wonder she took off.
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@Tampa_girl7 (19273)
• United States
9 Jul
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@prashu228 (14520)
• India
9 Jul
Hope mom is found soon. Hope baby hedgehog is not crying for her mom.. lol
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
Well, I brought baby inside to comfort him. Poor little thing.
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@prashu228 (14520)
• India
9 Jul
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@mandala100 (9967)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul
@Corbin5 I really wonder where's Mama Hedgehog...I hope she'll not get court-martialled for desertion! See you later my friend.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
8 Jul
Yes, and she is the one in charge of the stuffed-toy troop! She will be in military prison if she does not return.
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• Hong Kong
8 Jul
@Corbin5 That's a good punchline my friend! I like it.
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@BelleStarr (28354)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Jul
Only Beau likes babies at my house, the girls don't care for any toys,
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
10 Jul
Our old dog Bo just liked his ball, that was it. No babies for him either.
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@DianneN (47106)
• United States
10 Jul
How cute Molly is with her babies. I hope you or Molly find Mama Hedgehog, because all babies need their mommies.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
10 Jul
Well, I think have so many babies around caused Mama Hedgehog to take a long vacation. I do hope she comes home soon because I certainly do not want to take care of all those babies.
@jstory07 (55462)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Jul
I hope Mama Hedgehog returns soo that she did not run away.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
I think she took a vacation for all those babies!
@andriaperry (19581)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Jul
LOL, pets and their babies.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
I did a search and found 2 stuffed bunnies under the hosta plants, but no Mama Hedgehog.
@bluesa (7314)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Jul
@Corbin5 , oh my goodness, headless Purple Puppy would cause worry, but I hope Mama Hedgehog has braved a return.
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@Corbin5 (61658)
• United States
9 Jul
Yes, I think all those babies were just too much for her. I bet she had the job of caring for them all.
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