July 26, 2007

"Furry grim reaper."

Disturbing and amazing.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

Oscar the cat predicts patients' deaths - Yahoo! News

(Kudos to my sis, Kathy, for this one. Thanks, Kath!)


eshu said...

my mom just gave me the front page of The Boston Globe which features an article on Oscar... it's amazing...

and what a sweet kitty to boot!

Kelly said...

yea its on the front page of my parents local town paper in mass too

Anonymous said...

Nice story but stupid, it's implying that the cat has some supernatural abilities at predicting death.

Isn't it obvious that the cat just likes to sit on the heated blankets?

You guys have obviously never owned a cat.

BB said...

Actually, I have two.

Halphas said...

1 first off that is a handsome cat i want a lil grim kitty of my own,lol. 2 second it was belived that animals have often been thought to have unique powersin many cultures. One belief is that some of them can actually tell when a human being is very sick or close to dying.