The book is Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien. A true story of a biologist at CalTech who adopts a baby barn owl. That is a commitment indeed. It made me appreciate my feline who is happy with food I can buy at a store, and although she hates change, she's pretty easygoing in general.
I had no idea that owls are emotionally sensitive and can be so upset by the death of a mate or a scary encounter that they may turn their heads to the wall and refuse to eat, and die. I love a book that teaches you some interesting facts and introduces you to an amazing character.
Some of the chapter titles:
To That Which You Tame, You Owe Your Life
Twilight: He Who I Tamed Saves My Life
Barn Owl Toddler: Love Me, Love My Owl
You won't be disappointed if you spend some time immersed in this book and the world of Wesley and Stacey. Seriously, just take a look at that face!