Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pet Parrot Saves a Life

From yesterday's Morning Edition on NPR:

A pet parrot is credited with saving a toddler from choking. Willie's owner performed the Heimlich maneuver after Willie yelled for help, alerting the owner that a little girl she was babysitting was choking on her food. The parrot shouted "Mama, Baby" and flapped his wings until his owner ran back just in time. Colorado's governor is among those honoring Willie as a hero.

I'm reevaluating my decision to keep fish . . . .

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3 comments:

jan m said...

I heard that piece on NPR also. That would be a handy bird to have around.

Rouchswalwe said...

Now that does spur one on to think about getting a friend for the cat. I worry about his hairball problem, you see.

Anna said...

I want this bird! Where is he, lol. Anna :)

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