Wednesday, July 25, 2007


KB points out this story, and we can't resist. The Associated Press reports on Oscar the Death Cat, straight outta Providence, R.I.:
Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when nursing home patients are within hours of death.

The two-year-old cat has curled up beside 25 people at a Rhode Island nursing home in their final hours.

A doctor at the home says the feline isn't one to make too many mistakes. Oscar has proven so accurate, he has gotten his own wall plaque and an essay coming out in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine.

The furry grim reaper grew up in a third-floor dementia unit.

The staff there is so convinced of his ability, they will call family members once he has chosen someone.
It's so nice to be chosen.


Anonymous said...

If Oscar can't find you, he can't choose you. Seems pretty simple to me.

Anonymous said...

Quoth the Oscar: "Nevermore."

Desdinova said...

You've heard of Hello Kitty. This is the Goodbye Kitty.

Anonymous said...

When Oscar starts trying to cover you with kitty litter, be very concerned.

Anonymous said...

you guys need him for your little game.

Matt said...

From the way things sound, that cat might be curled up next to Alberto Gonzales next.

Anonymous said...

It's a lot like the physicians' warning information on Viagra. Old folks and pussy can be a lethal combination. That's what I got out of this story.