Rowlf 's fur was a magnet for burrs, seeds, twigs, and feathers. Frequently feathers appeared on him or near him as he walked in the neighborhood. It made every walk an adventure to see how many feathers he would find each day. It was the feathers that became a way of communication between Rowlf and his family years later. Rowlf's feathers even helped to bring Jingle into the family and brought hope in times of trouble. Feathers still play a role in Family/Rowlf communications to this day. Do dogs send messages of love from above? Do found feathers have meanings? I am sure you will say yes to both questions by the end of the story.