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.

Oscar

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.

 

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 book 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.