Years ago I had a wonderful little pet African pygmy hedgehog. He was only about the size of my hand and very sociable, for a hedgie. He was albino and had the most wry personality. He was cuddly on his own terms. At the time, I thought that a Koosh would make a great friend to children in a story, so I started drawing some pictures. I ended coloring him in a more typical coloring, as Koosh was one of a kind.