Friday, July 27, 2007

Hospice cat

This story has been making the rounds lately... Apparently, there is a dementia unit that is home to Oscar the cat, a kitty who has the uncanny ability to predict the deaths of residents. Oscar seems to be able to sense when death is imminent, and will curl up next to whoever is due to pass about 4 hours before they go. This gives the staff enough time to notify the family.

It is probably a good thing the residents that Oscar decides to visit are usually out of it enough to be unaware of his presence...

1 comment:

dwatland said...

There are also dogs that detect cancer. One of them is used on an oncology floor in St. Cloud.