Hog-Many

Welcome to my 1500th post!

Following on from my previous post and reiterating how much Hubby and I are fond of hedgehogs, it should come as no surprise that we have several of the ornamental variety on our little shelf, each with a memory attached.

This little guy I purchased for one of our anniversaries.

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It’s a ceramic on a metal leaf and I haven’t seen one like it since.

Whilst on a camping holiday in Cornwall, we purchased this one which is made out of coal.

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Over the years though, there have been a multitude of Collections available of animals, teddy bears, clowns and other ‘whimsies’ as they are sometimes known.

I bought Hubby one at a cost of Β£7, and shortly afterwards found one similar at a car boot sale for 50p. I believe they are part of a set of 6, but I never found any others.

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Then of course there are the copies, aka rip offs according to Serious Collectors.
I discovered these at another boot sale and got them for a few pence, but still think they’re cute.

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Apart from our Delft, this one is probably the most expensive purchase, which sadly got damaged two moves ago and lost a spine. He looks more like a punk hog!

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And finally:
This little chap combines the ranks of both** of our ‘collectable’ worlds, and was a birthday gift for Hubby around 15 years ago.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Hog-Many

  1. scifihammy says:

    Lovely little collection πŸ™‚
    And congratulations on your 1500th post! πŸ˜€

  2. tildy1 says:

    Sweet collection. And, 1500! Wow!

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