Polly wanna Heimlich?
Animals hold our very existence in the palms of their little claws, and at any time they can choose to end us forever. Don't believe me? In another example of the watch they keep over us, a parrot named Willie saved a girl by alerting humans to the fact that she was choking.
When Willie's owner foolishly left the room of a child she was babysitting, the toddler started choking on her breakfast. Willie, alerted by his superior animal instincts, began squawking "Mama, baby" while flapping his wings until the babysitter returned. By then little Hannah had already turned blue, as happens when babies can't breathe, and Ms. Babysitter proceeded to perform CPR.
Luckily, Hannah came to, and the world has since bestowed upon little Willie the title of hero. At a "Breakfast of Champions" in his hometown of Denver, he was given the local Red Cross chapter's Animal Lifesaver Award.
Kudos to little Willie - more animals (and people) could learn from your fine example!