A parrot whose cries of alarm alerted his owner when a little girl choked on her breakfast has been honored as a hero.
Willie, a Quaker parrot, has been given the local Red Cross chapter’s Animal Lifesaver Award.
In November, Willie’s owner, Megan Howard, was baby-sitting for a toddler. Howard left the room and the little girl, Hannah, started to choke on her breakfast.
Willie repeatedly yelled “Mama, baby” and flapped his wings, and Howard returned in time to find the girl already turning blue.
Click on the link to read the rest of the riveting tale. Does Willie save Hannah? Does Willie get a meeting with Denver mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado governor Bill Ritter? Does this rescue earn him a nicer trapeze to swing on?
(Thanks to Aggie for the pointer.)