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June 28, 2018 6:17 AM   Subscribe

'World's fattest hedgehog' placed on diet and exercise regime. "Arbuckle" is a pretty good name, but it can't hold a candle to "Mr Piggywinkle," who was put on a strict diet in 2016. (Hedgehogs previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Mr Marley said it was the heaviest hedgehog they could find a record of.

Heaviest some dude googled != heaviest recorded != heaviest in the world. I choose to believe there's Ye Booke Of Hedgehogges Magnificentes hidden deep in the dusty stacks of the British Library which when uncovered will force us to rethink everything we know about rotund hedgehogs.
posted by Vesihiisi at 6:50 AM on June 28, 2018 [8 favorites]

*screams in delight*
posted by Kitteh at 6:58 AM on June 28, 2018 [5 favorites]

I can't see the video, which I presume is Mr. Piggywinkle cavorting...or maybe just lying there, since he's probably really big and can't move, but the point is, I am being deprived of the video by simple fact of not living in the UK, which is hardly my fault because my parents didn't see fit to move there so I could be British and my husband won't move now because he's convinced that I'll run off with the first British man who gives me the time of day in one of those gorgeous accents.

He's probably not wrong.

Big fat hedgie!!!! So cute!
posted by cooker girl at 7:08 AM on June 28, 2018 [4 favorites]

Don't want to dampen the 'absolute units are absolutely cute' because they absolutely are

But hedgehogs overall are not doing well
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:19 AM on June 28, 2018

But does either Arbuckle or Mr Piggywinkle have his own theme songs/earworms?

Overweight Hedgehog - Parry Gripp (featuring Snowball, the albino overweight hedgehog, Huff Puff, the overweight hedgehog from Herefordshire, and George)
posted by Doktor Zed at 7:24 AM on June 28, 2018 [8 favorites]

Hedgie crafts.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:28 AM on June 28, 2018 [2 favorites]


(passes out after 100 yards)
posted by overeducated_alligator at 7:55 AM on June 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

cooker girl, I think this is the video for Mr Piggywinkle. Here's another.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:20 AM on June 28, 2018

Doktor Zed wins the thread.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:22 AM on June 28, 2018

Doktor Zed's video legitimately made me cry from joy.

I shall now venture forth into the other links, for more Quality Absolute Unit content.
posted by kalimac at 9:56 AM on June 28, 2018

He so tubby!!!!
posted by windykites at 7:44 PM on June 28, 2018

overweight hedgehog i love you *singing loudly*

p.s. there are way too few FPPs with tag 'pinkywinkle'
posted by bologna on wry at 9:04 PM on June 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:51 PM on June 30, 2018

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