Maru places bag on head, loves it

NTMTOM brought us this latest installment of Maru…

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!

OK OK One last Winston-san for Caturday

In our final episode, we find Winston-san, in front of food again, chomping away. But this time, he looks SO MUCH LIKE WILFORD BRIMLEY it’s mesmerizing. Take a bow, Winston-san.

Houston, You Have No Problems Whatsoever…

… because your Houston Zoo has the world’s cutest animal (says so, right there on their Internets), making his grand entrance this weekend!  His name’s Toby, a red panda, and he’s probably putting the finishing touches on his cute moves even now.

First, we start with the slightly vacant-eyed goofy grin…

Daaawwww... and you will hug me and pet me and squeeze me and hug me...

… with a smooth segue into the pensive, thoughtful expression…

I am intrigued by your proposal.  Speak more of this thing you call 'Amway.'

… and wrapping up with the yummy-smacky feed-me face!

Say, you wouldn't happen to have any spare bamboo, would you?

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.

MomMomMomMomMomMomMomMomMom!!!!

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Robert B.

Casablanca, Penguin Version

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Betsy B.

CO Classics™: “Borrrrrrring!”

[This delicate snippet of social commentary is from Feb 23 of 2006.  Not sure what put this one into my head today.  - Ed.]

“Whaaaaaaaaaat-evs!”

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“Borrrrrrrrring!”

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This Hedger’s name is Pascale. PASCALE, People! WHO names their hedgehog Pascale? Someone who obviously knows what they’re doing. Straight from “HamorHollow.com“, taken by Sean Soznik. Brillllllliant!

Today’s episode: Winston-san goes for walkies

In today’s installment of What Is Heck is Winston-San Up To, we take you to the sidewalk, where his owner is clickety-clackety walking down the sidewalk with a kitteh buggy. [eye roll]

XTREEEEME Sheep herding! [guitar riff]

OW!!! [devil horn hand sign]

Sent in by the truly wonderful Alan E.