Not long ago (at the time of this writing) the author became the proud owner of Ke* parrot named after OS kernel functions. It didn't behave as we expected (heavily used Reflection API) so Ki* parrot counterpart was brought into the space. They now behave and communicate happily ever after:
They also inspired a Computicart (Computical Art) composition: What is to be done? (Volume 6, page 274).