I did not forget Monster Monday! I have just been really busy at work today and I just got around to it now.
So spend and any time on the Internet and you will soon realize that people are ... well ... really fucking crazy. I say this in all sincerity. Go pack and look at the original Monster Manual and you will see such monsters as the iconic Owlbear (based on a plastic figure) and the Peryton (based on a mythological creature).
Well not to be outdone the Internet gives us Dirds and Meowls.
Dirds and Meowls
No. Enc.: 1 (3)
Movement: 90' (30') / Fly 180' (60')
Armor Class: 5
Hit Dice: 1
Attacks: 3 (claw/claw/bite)
Special: Very rare
Save: Monster 1
Hoard Class: NA
Meowls and Dirds are a magical crossbreed. Often thought to be the same sort of deranged arcane experiments that gave us the Owlbear, the results of this experiment are less malign.
Dirds are a cross between birds and dogs, while meowls are a crossbreed of cats and owls.
Dirds typically have animal intelligence with the senses of both dogs and birds.
Meowls typically have slightly higher intelligence.
Both creatures make for good animal companions and even better familiars. Any wizard or witch can gain a meowl or dird on a result of "Special" on their Find Familiar rolls. Where an Imp or Quasit would be chosen for an evil spellcaster a Neutral one can choose a Dird or Meowl.