25 July 2007

Oscar, Harbinger of Death

From Yahoo and the Associated Press:

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.

Again, the link to the article.


At 25 July, 2007 18:15, Blogger Super Mom said...

Furry grim reaper!!??

Oh, this is sad and creepy all in one.

Tonight, I'm shooing my cat off the bed if she tries to snuggle up.

At 25 July, 2007 23:10, Blogger The Library Guy said...

For what it's worth, the story reminded me of this urban legend regarding cats.

At 26 July, 2007 07:38, Blogger Super Mom said...

Oh good grief!! I had to contend with that nonsense when I was pregnant and had 2 indoor cats.

My sweet (but old fashioned) Grandmother kept telling me to get rid of the cats. When I finally convinced that would happen over my dead body; she switched tactics to telling me to keep the door to the baby's room closed.

You know what happened? The cats wanted NOTHING to do with that screaming little thing. He's almost 9 years old and it still holds true.

Poor puddy tats. Get no respect.


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