Saturday, July 28, 2007


It’s often said that animals have the gift of second sight. Some are almost human and have the ability to sense when something is going to happen. That’s certainly the case of Oscar, a cute white and tabby cat that resides in a Rhode Island nursing home. Apparently the cat has an uncanny habit of being able to predict a resident’s passing. Oscar does a daily round going from room to room visiting every resident and giving them a quick sniff. True to form, he then either moves on or settles down with them for a quick cuddle. Settling down for a quick cuddle with a resident almost always means their time is up.

Apparently Oscar’s predictions have been so accurate that whenever this happens, the staff start contacting the poor resident’s family and clergy to tell them the bad news. Oscar who has so far predicted the passing of over 25 patients has been nicknamed, “The Angel of Death”. So far no explanation can be given for his uncanny behaviour! Strange!

Photo:- Courtesy of The New England Journal of Medicine


Bill said...

Keep that cat away from me please!

Janey Loree said...

This is awesome!!! My sons were telling me about this, I will have to show them Oscar's picture. Animals are so-o-o special!!!

Naomi said...

Ha ha Bill! I know what you mean. I don't think anyone wants to be within 10 yards of that cat. He has such a bad reputation!

I agree Janey animals are special and much more intelligent than we give them credit for. Some animals like this one have a sixth sense.