The Water Bowl: Parrot Likes to Hang Out with German Shepherd

updated 10/12/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET

originally published 10/12/2011 AT 12:15 PM ET

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A parrot named Max loves to ride around on his friend, a German shepherd named Norman. “Max learned Norman’s name real quick,” says their owner, and the bird would call out the dog’s name. –

After buying a dog online from a breeder and becoming dissatisfied with the animal, a New York man shipped the German shepherd back to Seattle, but the breeder refused delivery. Tense exchanges followed before the breeder eventually picked the dog up from a kennel. –New York Times

Nine people – police, firefighters and fish and game officials – worked together to rescue a moose from a swimming pool in New Hampshire. The animal fell through the pool cover and had trouble moving. –WMUR New Hampshire

How far would you go to remember your pet? Would you mummify or clone your pal? An instructor at New York’s Parsons School of Design has been working on a documentary called Furever, about the extreme measures of “pet remembrance.” –City Room

A rabid bat flew into a 3-year-old girl’s hair in California, exposing her to rabies. “The bat was probably chasing and insect and somehow crossed paths with this little girl,” said an animal control officer. –L.A. Now