O is for Oscar

Hi everyone! Today is O day for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. We are recommending Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of An Ordinary Cat by David Dosa. I am sure most of you have heard of Oscar and his ability to know when patient’s at an Alzheimer’s facility were ready to pass on.


This book was published in 2011, but I didn’t read it until last year. I was afraid it would be too sad, but it really wasn’t. Lucy and I used this book for our O last year in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

You are not seeing double in the photo. We have our own copy and I bought an extra copy at a book sale that we are going to give away. Just leave a comment on today’s post to be entered. Phoebe will announce the winner on Wednesday. I apologize that we can only offer the giveaway to US residents, but you can enter for a friend in the US if you don’t live here.

I also want to join The Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Blog Hop

I am reading several books, but my favorite is  Paper Love :Searching for The Girl My Grandfather Left Behind by Sarah Wildman. The author tells of her travels around Europe to find out what happened to her grandfather’s girlfriend during The Holocaust. He had managed to get out of Austria and come to America, she stayed behind to be with her mother. The author finds several letters to her grandfather that ask for help to get her and her mother out of there, but she knows he was unable to help. It is very well written and has me hoping she finds out that the woman survived.



  1. I love Oscar. I reviewed this when it first came out. As a teen, I did a lot of nursing home work. This is a great idea, having a cat who is part of the Home. Oscar was an extraordinary cat, too. Great review, my friend. Hugs.

  2. We read and reviewed this book a while ago and loved it! Just another example of how amazing cats are!!!

  3. Mom and I haven’t read the Oscar book but have heard of him before……and it’s amazing that cats especially can be of such comfort to people in nursing homes and alzheimers facilities – we just KNOW when we are needed don’t we?!

    Hugs, Sammy

  4. It’s good to know the book isn’t too sad. That would be my hesitation in reading it too. And the book you’re currently reading sounds very interesting!

  5. Ever since I first learned about Oscar, I have been so fascinated by him. I haven’t read the book, but now that I know it’s not a sad read, I really should! Purrs!

  6. We loved Oscar. Mommy read it a couple of years ago. It isn’t so much a cat book as a book that deals with treating and caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Oscar himself is a welcome feline distraction: a bonus.

    Angels Normie and Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  7. I re-read David Dosa’s book about Oscar once or twice a year, because it’s so special! I’ve been hoping there is a sequel book in the works, but haven’t heard anything yet.

  8. I read Oscar a while ago, and it’s a touching story. I wish more nursing homes and hospices had pets for the residents and their families.

  9. phoebe….we hurd oscar iz one total lee kewl kitty !! we haz that book; but haz knot reeded it yet ta de food serviss gurl…..guess we shuld get on trax huh ! ♥♥♥

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