O its Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! Today is O day on the a-z blogging challenge.

I decided to go with Oscar for the O. I am sure many of you have already heard of Oscar the cat that can sense when someone is going to die. I know that sounds creepy and I will admit that I was never interested in reading the book about him for fear it would be too sad. Well, I decided that I had to read it if I was going to write about it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t sad.

Lucy gives it 2 paws up-

003It was written by a Dr.Dosa, he works at the Alzheimer’s facility where Oscar resides. Back in 2006 , a worker noticed that Oscar would stay with patients that were about to die. He wasn’t correct every time, but most of the time. I got my bookΒ from the library, but it is available at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Making-Rounds-Oscar-Extraordinary-Ordinary/dp/1594134626/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429233452&sr=1-3&keywords=making+the+rounds+with+oscar

I did a little research and found an article from last year that said Oscar is still living there and has predicted 50 deaths since he arrived. He provides comfort to the grieving families in many cases.

I most go help Sammy get ready for his Cat Scouts trip to Paris tomorrow.

42 thoughts on “O its Friday!

  1. I’m not superstitious, but I believe animals can sense when someone is going to die. I’m just wondering if everybody knows about Oscar’s ‘behavior’, I’d be freaking out when Oscar came to my room. Ok, I get, it’s an Alzheimer facility, but that doesn’t automatically mean that nobody understands anything.

    • I agree , that would freak me out if I were a patient. I think the people he visits are so close to death that many are already in a deep sleep.

  2. Oscar has special powers…..we are so super sensitive to EVERYTHING but most especially human “vibes” I think……I know when Mom’s sick – I know when she needs me most – and I’m sure Oscar knows when someone is about to go to the Bridge so tries to be comforting. What a special boy he must be!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. I’ve read that book over and over! The comfort that Oscar gives the humans who’s loved one has passed, is remarkable. They feel that Oscar was holding a vigil for the soul of the departed person, and they are grateful to the cat. Our society has a problem with death, and here is Oscar, making a bridge between living and dying. Amazing!

  4. Whoa! TW predicted the death of a family friend years ago. She had a nightmare that he passed and the next morning his daughter knocked on their door to tell them her Dad had suddenly died that morning. It really freaked TW out.

  5. I’ve heard of Oscar too, but like you, I thought it would be far too depressing to read about. On the other hand, I’m sure it would be a great comfort to have a purring kitty keeping you company as you made that journey.

  6. We sometimes get kitties coming to visit their peeps, where I work in a nursing home, but there is no resident kitty. Some facilities here do have them though.

    We think it would be great, because so many peeps had kitties of their own in the past.

    Oscar is a caring cat, because many peeps are leery of what to do/say to peeps who are in their last moments on earth. Oscar gives them of himself, so touching.

    • I wish more facilities had kitties- and would allow people to have their kitties. I think it would be so helpful to them mentally.

  7. Ladymum told mee bout Oscar thee Sigh-kick kittyboy an mee finkss hee iss a wunderfull kitty! Hee iss eevolved an has a gift…..
    Totallee a Buudha kind of kat!
    Mee wood luv to reed his storey as wood LadyMum.
    ***nose kissess*** an <3 LUV <3
    Yur littul Purrince Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Yes, he does have a gift. My Mom got the book from the library, but if she sees it at a book sale she will get a copy for your Mum. XO

  8. Mee-you Purrincess Phoebe mee wood luv to reed Oscar’ss torey fur sure….
    Yur Mumma iss pawsum to fink of mee LadyMum allso….fank you so much…
    Humbully yur Purrince,
    ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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