Pooh, Eeyore, and Piglet were
the original toys around which Winnie - the - Pooh and later The House
At Pooh Corner grew, but as the stories developed, more characters were
needed and so new characters were invented. For this reason, Rabbit and
Owl were never toys. They were Rabbit and Owl from the moment Mr.
Milne wrote their names. As Christopher Milne puts it: "Owl was owlish
from the start and always remained so. Rabbit and Owl are friends
because they share a common gift: Brains.
Owl has relations too: "an aunt who had laid a seagull'segg by mistake,
" and Uncle Robert, whose portrait hung upon the wall. (This uncle
is not to be confused with the uncle of Pooh's who claims to have once
seen cheese the color of honey.)
Owl is Special. He not only Knows Things and can Explain Things (however
long it takes to do so), but he also has the Necessary Dorsal Muscles so
that he canfly. Flying it's a strange business: Not only is
flyin that Special Thing that Owl can do (and likes to do), but Owl can
even do that Special Thing called Spelling. Helikes that too..