Mar 28, 2009

THIS JUST IN: Hero Parrot Saves Choking Girl!

Capt037773325de745d0b19e56f7b32ee_2According to Yahoo News, the parrot pictured at the left saved the 'tocks of a choking girl by squawking: "Mama Baby! Mama Baby!" and flapping his wings until the babysitter returned to the room and gave the girl The Heimlich.

Awesome!

According to the report: "This undated image from video released by CBS4Denver, shows Willie, a Quaker parrot in Denver, Colo., whose cries of alarm alerted his owner when a little girl choked on her breakfast. Willie has been has been given the local Red Cross chapter's Animal Lifesaver Award."

In his honor are a couple more cute parrot shots. Above, a McBeakersons named Ivan, and below, two puffballs.



Quaker Parrot (Ivan) was photographed by Jim B L. Pair of Quaker Parrots by Dr.DeNo!

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Mar 27, 2009

Floppy manatee rescued!

According to newsite Sina:

"A Brazilian environmental police holds an Amazonian manatee calf after rescuing it from a resident who had purchased it from an animal trafficker in the Amazon city of Silves, Amazonas State, March 4, 2009. Manatees are a protected species in Brazil."

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Meanwhile, over at Save the Manatee Club, also in Brazil a calf (perhaps the same one, we're not sure) receives behbeh formula and takes a bref:

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"SNORK!"

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More photos and news on this story over at Save the Manatee Club and  Sina.Submitted by Stephen H.

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Mar 12, 2009

About as prosh as it GETS

Sender-Inner Katie T. writes:

"These pictures are of my adorable new rescue kitten. She doesn't have a name yet, but I'm considering Charlotte and Eliza.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon I left her alone for the first time for about half an hour. When I came back, I found that she had tucked herself into my bed, right next to where my head belongs! I very nearly died."

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JETHUTH CHRIST, KATIE T (Say in fake Sean Connery accent)

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Feb 24, 2009

This Is Spinal Wrap

According to The Sun, albino hedgie Jay Jay wasn't safe in the wild, because his color made him an easy target for predators. So some nice people took him in, and now his future's as bright as he is.

It's like, how much more white could this be?

And the answer is: None. None more white.

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Feb 23, 2009

THIS JUST IN: Inseparable rehabbed sea lions

The Orange County Register is reportin' that two inseparable sea lions were ruhleased to the open sea on Valentine's day. See the full story here ;).

LAGUNA BEACH – Two inseparable sea lions got their very own Valentine's gift this morning – a return to the freedom of the open sea. Dozens of beachgoers watched as the Pacific Marine Mammal Center released Makia and Alto, two California sea lions who forged a tight bond during their month-long rehabilitation.

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Many mo' photos on their slideshow, too. Discovered by cuteporter NTMTOM ;)

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Feb 10, 2009

It tastes so good when it hits your lips!!!

Another pic from the insane Victoria fires over in Aussie-tralia. Don't miss this koala we featured earlier, also from a similar scene.

Via DListed:

Look at the koala's little tongue! And the koala's paw on the fireman's hand! The koala is so polite and so thankful! Like a little person! This makes me want to truckjack a Sparklett's water truck and drive through the ocean to Australia.

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Thanks Mr. Michael K. ;) You can help at the Australia Red Cross.

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Dec 21, 2008

I'm.... co-o-o-o-o-ld!

A reader writes: "I almost fainted when I saw this handful of preciousness.  He was dropped off in an empty box without food or water at the door of the rescue where I volunteer.  He was so cold when we brought him inside, he now just burrows into any warm thing he gets near.  Like armpits, cupped hands, jacket pockets, belly pouches..."

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Bunday submishe from the fabu Johanna S. who volunteers at Sante D'Or.

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Dec 07, 2008

Is it me, or does this tree get taller every year?

"Leroy, that's too much tinsel on the left side ... Somebody help Maybelle, she's tangled up in the lights again ... No, Betty-Bob, we can't decorate the backside of the tree this year, because we just don't have the — ornaments."

I'm re-e-e-ally not looking forward to putting the angel on top.

Photo sender-innered by MaryBeth, who has more cuteness and an amazing puppy rescue story on her blog.

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Oct 31, 2008

A Whirlwind Romance

This is a true story, about how love and kindness can carry us safely through adversity.  If this story has inspired you, please forward this message to ten of your friends and share your blessing.

(lonesome harmonica solo plays in background)

It's the story of Rusty, a poor pooch whose home was flattened by a tornado.  Homeless and lost, Rusty was picked up by a kindly stranger with a car ...

Sure, it's wreckage, but it's CUTE wreckage. It's PINK, see?

... where he met this little lady, another sad-eyed refugee with nowhere to go — and no one to love.

(forlorn oboe solo plays in background)

But Fate had other plans.  A tornado may have turned their lives upside-down, but the power of Love set things right again, and the pair became best friends.  And so they drove through the ravaged countryside ...

(... and now we bring in the string section, maybe a harp glissando ...)

... and were soon joined by another dog, and ... a cat.  Okay, now I'm not sure what to do here.  I mean, I was trying to work this whole romantic angle, but now ... um ... well, we can say that the other dog stopped by to borrow a cup of sugar, and ...

... and the cat is, like, the wacky neighbor character ...

Oh, come on!!  Now I've got a cat and five dogs!  Sure, it's nice that this guy is picking up all these homeless animals and all, but he's totally screwing up my narrative!  All right, you know what?  Don't send this to ten people, see if I care!  Man, this blows.

Oh, mellow out, Hemingway.  We got a seat right here; jump in.

Are we inspired yet, Rusty O.?

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Oct 27, 2008

Pup saves kittens from fire!

Most peeps would push others out the way during a fire, but not this pup. He stayed behind to make sure the kittens trapped inside got out safely.

Jump over to Yahoo!/AP to see the story.

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Thanks to all the rubberneckers who sent this one in, especially Berthaservant!

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