Reggie the Hedgie never got a bath yesterday because he's pretty much the boss of the whole house and he didn't seem like he was in the mood for it. He likes to squeeze himself between my body and the couch and lay there, or sprawl out on my lap with his legs splayed in all directions so I can pet his tummy and feet. He's quite the snuggler. That's all he was really in the mood for yesterday and it went on all day.
I still freak out a little when he gets pissy and huffs and puffs up and he uses that fear of mine to control us all. I've been trying to ignore him when he does it and do whatever I want so he knows who is boss, but like everything else in this house, he's resistant to the idea of me being in charge. So, he still smells kind of like a goat. I wonder if I could pass a baby wipe over him while he rests? That's going to be plan B.
We believe our Reggie is handicapable. He's got one foot and leg that are a little weird, I can't tell if it is deformed or broke and didn't heal, but he sometimes walks on the top of his foot or drags it. Doesn't seem to bother anyone but Mr. Ashley, who is also so in love with him that he'd never give him back anyway. I think he's perfect (other than the goat scent), even if he is differently-abled.
Pearl still hates him and I'm afraid she hates me too. She didn't sleep with me last night and when she went to jump in my lap and found him there again, she tensed up and walked away all pissed off. I try to make sure to give her plenty of attention and have tried to have them share the area, but she's not down with that. Even when I pet her when he's not around, she just sits there rigidly. I'll have to find a way to win her back somehow.
edited to add a picture of Reggie and his weird foot. He'll stand on it if I set it up the right way and sometimes he walks on it correctly, but there's clearly something wrong there.