The Water Bowl: Dolphin Fulfills Dying Boy's Wish; Plus, the Tiniest Parrot on the Planet!
Just hours before 12-year-old Ross Perri of Vermont passed away on Sept. 6, a dolphin named Winter in a Florida aquarium performed in a private performance for the sick boy via the Internet. Perri had wanted to swim with dolphins but he was too sick to travel.–WFTS-TV Tampa
BBC cameramen have captured footage of the smallest parrot in the world, which is about as big as a human thumb. Click here to watch!–BBC
A dog named Koda is being hailed a hero for tending to a 2-year-old from British Columbia lost in the Yukon bush for 24 hours. "A bear could have got him. Anything could have happened ... What we do know is the dog stuck with him, all night and all the next day," one of the searchers said.–Theglobeandmail.com
A yellow Labrador named Finn reports for duty at the Wounded Warrior Battalion Marine Corps base in Hawaii, where he spends time cheering up people rehabilitating from war or other illnesses.–Honoluluadvertiser.com