Once upon a time I had a darling little ball of prickles named Metroplex.  He had the cutest little paws and the most adorable little face.  You had to be careful when you snuggled with him, because being a hedgehog he wasn’t exactly soft (except on his cute little belly) – instead he was all kinds of prickles.  The prickles just added to his cuteness.  He would run in one of those hamster balls, and on his wheel for HOURS.  When he got spooked he’d roll up into a ball, pull his spikes over his cute little forhead.. and make a noise like a coffee perculator. Basically, just the most goddamned adorable thing EVER.  Metro died this weekend, on his wheel.  He was a good friend.  I miss him bunches.  RIP Metroplex.