i know there’s already a lot of art on how raph got spike. most of them that he found him in a sewer and resued him. but my theory is that splinter gave spike to him.
i think raphie has trouble expressing his feelings with words cuz he feels like others will judge him. so splinter gave him a pet for their birthday so he’ll have someone to talk to UvU
raph’s a little upset at first since he wanted a toy but soon finds out his new friend is much better.