The Unlikely Friendship Between A Hedgehog And Bengal Is Melting Hearts Around The World

Back in 2015, Germany-based Talitha Girnus created an Instagram page for her hedgehog Mr. Pokee. The adorable hedgehog was just 8 weeks old at the time. Talitha updates the page by posting photos showing the happy hedgehog on his adventures. She believed that the smiling face of her cute pet was a fun way to cheer other people up. So she decided to take her spiny friend to some breathtaking places and share the charming photos on social media.

Indeed, the hedgehog has delighted all his followers with his cuteness and cheerfulness as he embarked on different journeys with his owner. Sadly, the adorable hedgehog passed away on the 3rd of March 2019, leaving Talitha and his avid followers in grief. But two weeks after he passed away, Talitha met a new hedgehog which was offered to her by a girl who couldn’t keep him due to severe allergic reactions.

 

The unbelievable unlikely friendship of Herbee and Audree continues the legacy of Mr. Pokee

 

At first, Talitha was hesitant to take in a new pet hedgehog as the pain of losing her other pet was still there. But when she looked at the hedgehog’s adorable googly eyes, she knew that she had found a new friend. She decided to take him in, not as a substitute for the pet she lost, but as a new companion that would make each day of her life brighter. During the saddest time of her life, the tiny hedgehog came to her as a ray of sunshine. She gave him the name Herbee after Disney’s film Herbie.

 

Herbee the Hedgehog

 

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HAPPY GOTCHA DAY little Herbee! ???? ? Today is a very special day! Exactly one year ago, I took in this little cutie from a lovely girl named Cathy. Sadly, she couldn’t keep him due to severe allergic reactions that she would get every time she handled him ??? ? It wasn’t an easy decision to do this for me as it had only been two weeks since my first hedgehog Pokee had passed away. But turns out that I needed Herbee’s help just as much as that girl needed mine. And so it happened, all of a sudden here I was with a new hedgehog. When I looked into his eyes one year ago today I knew I would somehow manage to make room for him in my heart. And because of his big googly eyes I gave him the name Herbee after the Disney Car Herbie (the Love Bug) ?? ? ? Dear Herbee, this post is for you. I’m so thankful you’ve found your way into my life when I needed you the most. You’re my little hero and the purest souls I’ve ever met. Thank you for making each of my days brighter when I need it. Love you, my little sunshine! ???

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In order to uplift the spirits of grieving fans, Talitha introduced Herbee on her Instagram page. And the adorable baby hedgehog continued the adventures and carried on the mission to make everyone feel happy. Then all of a sudden, Talitha decided to give Herbee a new travel buddy. And that’s when she considered getting a Bengal cat to add to her family.

“One night I had a dream that I had a Bengal cat that I took on adventures and we became the best friends ever,” Talitha said. “When I woke up and realized it was only a dream, I became sad. But a few moments later I realized that this dream wasn’t something that couldn’t turn into reality. And so I started to Google. The first cat I found was Audree and I saw her and knew it.”

 

Audree the Bengal Cat

 

Talitha took Herbee with her when she went to meet Audree for the first time. Now you may think that a hedgehog and a cat are very unlikely to become friends. But Herbee and Audree instantly became friends. Surprisingly, Herbee wasn’t scared of the cat and didn’t even put up his quills when they first met.

 

“Now they’re inseparable! Wherever Herbee goes, Audree goes. She lays down on spots where he was, they sometimes even snuggle and play together.”

 

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How do you say “friend“ in your language? ??? ? ? The new Mr.Pokee Presets are now available! The link to get them is in our Bio! These are the new Preset Packs:? ? ? Mr.Pokee Presets “Essentials II“ – Herbee & Audree ?? This pack of photo filters is the second edition of the “Essentials“ pack. It includes all presets that we have been using on our current and latest photos of Herbee & Audree in the past few months. I have optimized the colors and lightening and gave the photos a new sort of retro vibe. They’re especially made for travel and outdoor photos! ?? ? ? Mr.Pokee Presets “Home Sweet Home“ ?? We donate 50% of profits of this Preset Pack to help Italian Hospitals in the current crisis. Why Italy? Ever since I was a little girl my parents took me to Italy and I personally feel very connected to this country. Pokee, Herbee and Audree have all been to Italy and it's our pleasure to return something to this beautiful country and the people we love so much!? ?? The focus of this pack is indoor photos. While we're currently all staying at home and can't go outside or travel much, I think this pack will be most useful to you at the moment. I hope I can somehow make your days more interesting and help you learn something new during this time ??? ? ? Mr.Pokee Presets “Spring“ ?? The focus of this pack is on the warmth of light colors. These Photo Filters will make your spring photos come alive, bring the colors in harmony and give them a flowery feeling ?? ? ? We also made some Single Presets available at a cheaper price for those of you who might like to try them out first or just want a certain preset, but not the entire pack!! It took me a lot of time to create and optimize them for you!! So, I hope you love them even more than you liked the first ones! ???? ? Ps. If you have questions, DM me here @mr.pokee.presets and I will be happy to help you out!! ?? ? **This photo is edited with the Preset “Double the Cuteness“ from the Essentials II**

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Mr. Pokee may be gone and we’re sure his fans greatly miss him. But the friendship of Herbee and Audree and their exciting adventures should carry on the legacy. You know what they say, two are better than one. And much better if it’s an unlikely match. Follow Herbee and Audree as they explore stunning places together. Take a look at some of their cutest photos so far. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram to see the latest updates.

 

 

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Update: Congrats to the winners @nathangelique @gillianbakx & @ashleygalarneau ? Thanks everyone for joining & don’t be sad if you didn’t win this time!! There will be more giveaways soon! ?? ___________________________________________? ? Giveaway! The new Mr.Pokee Presets are coming on Saturday ? and we’re giving them away to THREE of you before they launch!? ? There will be 3 new Packs available: the “Mr.Pokee Essentials II (Herbee & Audree)”, a Spring Pack and the “Home Sweet Home” Pack. I will donate 50% of this pack to support hospitals in Italy! Lots of you also requested single presets. So, for the first time I will make some of these available if you don’t want to shop the entire pack! ?? .? To enter the Giveaway:? 1. Follow @mr.pokee.presets and @mr.pokee? 2. Tag one friend per comment. Each new friend that you tag is a new entry.? ? The 3 winners will each receive ALL of the new Presets and will be chosen and announced on Thursday, April 9 in this post and in the story. Good luck!! ?

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GIVEAWAY TIME ??? *Anzeige/Ad?? ?? To celebrate our one-year anniversary partnership with @kaptenandson we are giving away TWO backpacks of your choice!! ???? ?? To enter the Giveaway:?? 1. Follow @kaptenandson and @mr.pokee?? 2. Tag one friend per comment. Each new friend that you tag is a new entry!!?? ?? The two lucky winners will be chosen and announced on Wednesday at 6pm here and in our story! Good luck friends ??? #bekapten #kaptenandson ? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ? ? UPDATE: The giveaway is closed! The two winners are: @vincy.jpg & @alinaaa.cs ? Congrats! ? Thank you everyone for taking part and don’t be sad if you didn’t win this time! There will be more giveaways in the future!! ?

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