Thursday, July 26, 2007

“The angel of death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings. Or paws, whatever."

From Rhode Island's Providence Journal comes the tale of a highly suspicous cat:

"This cat has a sense for patients’ final hours
PROVIDENCE — Death walks silently among us, invisible except to the cat’s eyes.

The cat would be Oscar. He seems to know when people are about to die.

Doctors cannot say for sure how Oscar does it, but they insist the 2-year-old house cat, one of six cats at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has foretold the deaths of more than 25 residents....(the rest)"

This was the last thing poor grandma saw:

5 comments:

mike said...

I was going to send this to you, until I realized you beat me to it.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=470906&in_page_id=1770
I'm just amused at the thought of all those patients (although the docs seem to point out they are so far gone they don't know he's there) sitting there screaming GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME DEATH CAT!

weasel said...

"I saw a light, a bright light. Then I felt the presence of an angel- albeit an angel that smelled like tuna and kept digging his sharp finger nails into my thigh".

kristin said...

Maybe he's just trying to find a tasty one: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdepradation.html

weasel said...

Cats are evil. I KNEW it!

Donna said...

Cats are brilliantly smart and massively polite dinner guests. They're just arriving a bit early so as not to inconvenience the host.

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