After delivering a Power Point presentation that would challenge some Wall Street board members, the girls convinced us let them have a pet... hedgehog?!? A strange choice, yes, but they were certain this prickly critter could be loved and cuddled (and not walked outside in -30 degree weather), so we agreed.
It was a long wait after Christmas, but last night we drove halfway across Montreal to the breeder's house and picked up their 2 month old treasure.
So far he hasn't come out of his hiding spot much, and we're learning how to handle and care for him, but the girls have been patient and gentle so we're off to a good start.