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Dog and hedgehog duo take Instagram by storm

There is nothing prickly about the friendship between these two rescued pals - despite predictions that the stray dog was too anxious to befriend other animals and the nervous disposition of the hedgehog. Now taking Instagram - where they have thousands of followers - by storm, they were brought together by physiotherapy assistant Victoria Wright, 28, who first adopted Welsh terrier mix pooch Rosie from a local shelter in April 2014, followed by African pygmy hedgehog, Olive, in July this year. The unlikely mates are now inseparable, playing and snuggling up together at her house in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where their touching friendship has even helped Victoria to address her own problems with anxiety, which had become so bad she was afraid to leave the house. Totally smitten with the adorable pair, she said: “Rosie had a really tough beginning. She was found as a stray in a bad way. She had barely any fur on her ears and scarring on her nose.

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