the owl is Ky's totem animal and on his monthly birthday he gets the owl for a few minutes while photos are taken to record how much he has grown in the past month.
Tiki took over the "mothering" of this pup from the moment they met. first thing she taught him was how to ask to be let out in the doggie yard by ringing the jingle bell hanging on the door knob. seems it was really a smart move to get Ky while Tiki is still agile, before she gets too old to wrestle and play. they also clean each other's ears. perfect puppy situation!