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Friday, July 27, 2007

Feline a bit Peaky...

The cat of Dooooom...







Oscar the cat has an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die by curling up next to them during their final hours. Oscar lives at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island. Apparently, every day Oscar makes his rounds among the patients and gives each patient a sniff. When he senses that someone is near the end of their life, he hops onto their bed and curls up next to them. Within hours, without fail, the patient will die. 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.

The world's media are talking about this as some sort of miracle, but it all seems a little odd to me. I mean, could it be possible that the cat doesn't curl up on the patients' bed because they're going to die, but that the patients actually die because he curls up on them? Can't help but think he's some kind of feline Harold Shipman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Probably just a hungry cat waiting for death and a decomposing body much like it would in the wild, or maybe it actually suffocates them whilst no one is looking. Oh Shit!!! the cats just sat on my lap......................