Mr.Pokee the Hedgehog Passed Away and Instagram is Mourning

Instagram is flooded with profiles dedicated to cute animals, but Mr.Pokee is one that arguably stands out the most.

This cute hedgehog managed to get more than 1.3 million followers on this social media thanks to the fact that the camera loves him and that his owner Talitha Girnus has a lot of creativity. Girnus photographs Mr.Pokee in front of various significant landmarks and breathtaking landscapes, creating adorable photographs that will make just about everybody melts.  She also often puts socks on him or gets him to wear sunglasses, and

According to Girnus, although Mr.Pokee almost looked natural as a model, the photo sessions with him can be really tough, so she does them once a week. “Just to put one sock on him requires 20 minutes of tickling his tummy to relax him. And a mealworm as a reward,” she told Bild. “He was shy of course right at the start and sometimes hissed and raised his quills. “But he’s used to me now and trusts me because he knows my smell.”

Earlier this month, Mr. Pokee’s owner shared a post saying that the cute hedgehog has sadly passed. Many of the followers quickly replyed with sadness.

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This is probably the hardest thing I ever had to do. Pokee was diagnosed with bacteria after his dental surgery. He had been active and doing okay and they weren’t able to find out what exact bacteria he had until 3 days ago. The vet gave him antibiotics to treat them, but all of a sudden Pokee was feeling much worse. I took him to an emergency clinic at 1 am, because he wasn’t able to properly move anymore along with other symptoms that scared me to pieces. They weren’t able to find out what was wrong with him. So yesterday morning I took him to his vet and it turns out he had a blood infection which was caused by another different kind of bacteria. This bacteria was able to multiply while the other kind died and released some toxins. The vet did everything he could, I did everything that was possible and Pokee fought the entire day and night 😔💔 . Our dear community, I want you all to know that you guys have given us so much strength yesterday with all your lovely messages. We have all united our strength and love to help Pokee fight until the very end. We gave him the power to do what was best for him and take this decision. Saying goodbye must have been so hard for him, because he was such a little warrior. But in the end, all that matters is that he is no longer in pain and able to rest in peace. He fell asleep and looked so peaceful and thankful this morning ❤️ . My dear Pokee, I love you with all of my heart, unconditionally and always. You’re forever in my heart, always remembered as the sweet little angel that you are. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the happy moments you’ve given me and for being here for me when I needed you the most. One part of me died with you, the other one will keep you in my heart for eternity ♾ . Let’s remember Pokee the way he would’ve wanted us to remember him: As the sweet little fellow he was. Let’s go out there today and celebrate him, let’s laugh, spend time with our loved ones and make him smile this time. Rest in peace, little angel 🦔🥰

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Check out some of Mr.Pokee’s photos below.

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Who needs a hedgeHUG? 😘🦔

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