Maybe it's sheer nostalgia for Tootsie Pop's wise Mr. Owl
, but there's something so endearing and friendly about an illustrated owl. The real bird of prey, with its exorcist-head-swivel action, is admittedly kind of creepy; but for some reason, its drawn incarnations seem utterly playful and downright cordial. The above is courtesy of Kendra K
Scroll though the extras for some more fun images
, including my mom's vintage owl oven mitt, which I've lovingly confiscated.