Mochi's beauty is only enhanced by her distant, begrudging affection -- she is a true master in the art of mystique.

Name: Mochi (#mochithehedgehog)

Owner: David Albright | Freelance Video Producer | dalbright.com

Favorite activities: Sleeping, bath time, poking me with her quills, running in her wheel when nobody is looking.

Items she has destroyed: My Instagram feed... she has taken it over. Search for #mochithehedgehog.

Ways she brightens my work/life: When your hobby becomes your job, sometimes it doesn't feel like a hobby anymore, so I had been feeling like a needed a new hobby. Getting this grumpy little ball of spikes to like me has become my new hobby!

If she could speak, she would say: Leave me alone.

Mochi and David.

Have a pet that helps you get through your freelance life? Share your pet story today by emailing a photo and filling out the form above to lvanthoen@freelancersunion.org, and we'll feature your freelance pal on this blog and in a photo gallery! Just as we are united through our common love of independence, may this allow our freelance partners-in-crime to be united in a bond of common, loveable insanity.

Previous features: Ramsay, Pedro, Triscuit, Pekoe, Fritz, Rita Lee