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