Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cat Powers

Cat's, as any cat owner will tell you, come imbued with there own set of mystifying powers. Our own cat can find the most comfortable place in the house within 2 seconds of entering it, he has a special cute face which makes it impossible to be angry with him and so on. But he's not even in the same league as Oscar. Bear in mind that this article is from the New England Journal of Medicine (a fairly reliable source, n other words).

Here's the chase scene:

Since he was adopted by staff members as a kitten, Oscar the Cat has had an uncanny ability to predict when residents are about to die. Thus far, he has presided over the deaths of more than 25 residents on the third floor of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, allowing staff members to adequately notify families. Oscar has also provided companionship to those who would otherwise have died alone. For his work, he is highly regarded by the physicians and staff at Steere House and by the families of the residents whom he serves.

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