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Meet the Feline Psychic

Written by PETA | February 4, 2010 / CC

TV psychic John Edward‘s got nothing on this clairvoyant cat. Oscar, who lives in a Rhode Island nursing home, has supposedly predicted the deaths of about 50 people over five years by curling up next to patients right before they take their final breath. His purdictions are so reliable that the nursing home’s employees know it’s time to call family members when Oscar, who will scratch at the doors and walls of rooms holding the soon-to-be-deceased, reclines alongside someone. And Dr. David Dosa—a professor at Brown University—has become so intrigued by and attached to the snuggly soothsayer that he has written a book about him called Making Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, which will be released this week.

We’re totally meowed by Oscar’s apparent psychic talent. You?

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • vicki says:

    AMAZING !!!

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    I think that’s really amazing. This kitty is just doing his part in making that passing of life to death better for those humans.

  • Courtney says:

    This is amazing! However I would hate to be one of the patients. I’d stay far away from that cat. LOL.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Pretty amazing but just another day at the office for Oscar. Animals can be keenly attuned to some things that we mere mortals are totally oblivious to. Mark Twain put it best “It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.”

  • Lauren says:

    I think they had an episode of “House” that had pretty much the same thing. A cat at a nursing home would curl up next to patients before they died and one night he curled up next to a nurse so she came to see Dr. House.

  • Diana says:

    omg!!!!! i will be so scared if oscar gets on my bed!! omg!! but he is really cute i saw him on the news!! and im glad there is a book about him!!

  • John says:

    I hope that Oscar and all the other Oscars and Oscarettes out there are INDOOR ONLY pets. The outside world is a terrible thing for cats these days. whether in the country suburbs or city Terrible things are happening. Keep them safe keep them healthy keep them indoors only!

  • NT says:

    Ordinary??? I don’t think so!!

  • Jade says:

    This is nothing new the cat has been in the news before and has a talent similar to service dogs and cats. Please do celebrate this talent but also celebrate those who help others animal and human with other issues such as hearing sight and keeping their owners from harm when they have a seizure.