Sunday, May 15, 2016

Outlander block for May

From Lazy Daisy blog :

Hamish the Hedgehog

The wee hedgehog has long been an icon to those of us obsessed with Outlander, also known as The Hosed, or Clan McHoser :) Here’s a brief excerpt that explains the origin of the hedgehog fascination.
The following quote is taken from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 17 We Meet a Beggar (c) 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved
“If you’ll not let me be spiritual about it, you’ll have to put up wi’ my baser nature. I’m going to be a beast.” He bit my neck. “Do ye want me to be a horse, a bear, or a dog?”
“A hedgehog.”
“A hedgehog? And just how does a hedgehog make love?” he demanded.
No, I thought. I won’t. I will not. But I did. “Very carefully,” I replied, giggling helplessly. So now we know just how old that one is, I thought.
Isn't he precious?


Wendy Caton Reed said...

How sweet! Mrs. Tiggywinkle, the hedgehog in Beatrix Potter's children' stories was my favorite character. We had a porcupine that lived under our apple tree when I was growing up. We would go out in the morning in the Fall and there would be quills in the apples. My neighbor (very old Mainer) calls them "quill pigs".

Anonymous said...

Definitely adorable! I became fond of hedgehogs though reading the Jan Brett books about Hedgie, starting in the 1990s, I think. Thanks for showing yours.