The beautiful friendship of Herbee the hedgehog and Audree the Bengal cat is going to make your day better or let’s say is going to light up the entirety of our lives.
Herbee and Audree are part of the Mr. Pokee family. Talitha Girnus their owner, posts constant updates about them on her social media pages and they are very popular online, they have over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. She takes pictures of them against stunning backdrops as they all go on adorable adventures together.
Talitha started posting pictures of animals in 2015 when she got her hedgehog Pokee who was just 8 weeks old at the time. That’s the reason why all of her social media accounts are named after Pokee, the original hedgehog. Unfortunately, Pokee passed away and went to hedgehog heaven in 2019. But Herbee took up his mantle, filled his shoes, and keeps bringing smiles to our faces! Talitha got a tattoo on her wrist to honor Pokee’s memory.
Talitha said: “A few months after I adopted Herbee from a girl who couldn’t keep him due to severe allergic reactions, I adopted Audree. She was three months old when I got her and she was originally already reserved for someone who wanted to breed with her. But the lady canceled on her two days before I called. It has been my dream for so many years to have a cat and Bengals get along well with other pets.
I wanted a special cat that would go on adventures and travel with me, so there wasn’t much choice on the breed. And then one night I had a dream that I had a Bengal cat that I took on adventures and we became the best friends ever. When I woke up and realized it was only a dream, I became sad. But a few moments later I realized that this dream wasn’t something that couldn’t turn into reality. And so I started to Google. The first cat I found was Audree and I saw her and knew it. When I called the lady she told me the story and I felt like it was meant to be.
Audree has 3 brothers while I have 2 brothers. They always played like crazy and she would be right there next to them being a bit shy and just watching. Just like me as a child. They immediately became friends! Now they’re inseparable! Wherever Herbee goes, Audree goes. She lays down on spots where he was, they sometimes even snuggle and play together. Audree is now almost one year old! They eat together at night, sometimes from the same bowl. Audree likes Herbee’s food better than her own even though they eat the same food (except for Herbee’s insects). Audree is allowed in Herbee’s cage and sleeps there sometimes or just watches him. Herbee bit Audree once and she wasn’t hurt but meowed and left – it never happened again.”
Herbee and Audree’s owner says that the quarantine has taken them all back to their roots, given them more time to spend with their family, and helped them appreciate the little things.