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
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.”
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.