...Actually, they've had names for quite a while now...
Probably since before I started colouring the first comic of this series...
(It was very hard to keep myself from typing "No, not many people have, Rie", in the fifth one.)
Waiting for food.
Breaking the tension.
All that jazz.
For the record, I love how the last frame turned out.
But, I wanted a stronger punchline.
Oh well, this one is good enough.
Okami Comics: [link]
I wanted the bird's name to be more original that 'Takamaru'.
Because 'Taka' reminds one of Taka Pass...
However, Taka is the literal translation of hawk.
And it's more original than 'Torimaru'.