Parrot awarded for yelling about choking baby

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  1. KenH

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    Parrot awarded for yelling about choking baby

    DENVER – A parrot that alerted his owner about a baby who was choking was recognized as a hero by the Red Cross. Willie the parrot was given the Animal Lifesaver Award during the "Breakfast of Champions" event attended by Gov. Bill Ritter and Mayor John Hickenlooper.

    Willie received the award Friday for his actions in November, when he and owner Megan Howard were baby-sitting a toddler. Willie repeatedly yelled "Mama, baby" when Howard went to the bathroom and the toddler started to choke on her breakfast.

    Howard saved the baby by performing the Heimlich maneuver but she said Willie "is the real hero."

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090324/ap_on_fe_st/odd_hero_parrot;_ylt=AnHk27juWXBP6w30EuzXbzLtiBIF
     
  2. abcgrad94

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    I've heard and read that some birds have the mentality of a pre-school aged child or even older.
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Bumped. This is a wonderful story. :)
     
  4. LeBuick

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    Now that was a great story... Maybe I should git me one of dem der birds.
     
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    You should.

    They're delicious.










    :D
     
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    I would have really been impressed had he said, "Polly wanna Heimlich."
     

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