Ellington Owl and Thelonious Melon were derived from a photograph I saw on a friend's Facebook wall. It was a picture of an owl plush toy and a watermelon of the same size with drawn features to look like an owl. The characters' names were changed to protect the innocent.
Thelonious Melon is a talking melon, and as far as anyone knows, he is the only one.
This melon wears his heart on his sleeve (if he had sleeves). He's lovable, playful, and sometimes anxious and fearful. He's also naturally gifted with advanced geometry in three dimensions, which makes him indispensable for navigation.
His best friend is Bootsy Bat. They get into all sorts of mischief.