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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:05 PM

Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blaze.

Ben Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatiel
The fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a shower
The bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blaze
The teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274944/He-died-hero-Cookie-cockatiel-dies-house-saving-teenager-bedroom-blaze.html#ixzz2KF2jNVdD

Nice pic. Reminds me of our Ciela, who learned the tune on music box in her room.

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Reply Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blaze. (Original post)
elleng Feb 2013 OP
Curmudgeoness Feb 2013 #1
meti57b Feb 2013 #2
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #3

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. I have mixed feeling here.

I think that it is wonderful that the bird saved the teen, and that they are giving credit to Cookie.

On the other hand, I have a problem with the teen lighting something in a place that obviously was not safe, and then leaving the bird. But I do understand that the bird was possibly not easy to catch if it was so agitated. But still. That really saddens me.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:34 PM

2. It saddens me also...

A beautiful and sweet living creature, (the bird) lost his life because the kid had to do something stupid.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. I feel the same way.....

Maybe I'm mean and rotten but I'm realy angry at that kid. And sad for that poor little bird.

So sick of thoughtless stupid kids and people making innocent animals suffer.

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