He purrs for thee:

A US cat that is reportedly able to sense when a nursing home's residents are about to die is baffling doctors.

Oscar has a habit of curling up next to patients at the home in Providence, Rhode Island, in their final hours.

According to the author of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two-year-old cat has been observed to be correct in 25 cases so far.



Here's the NEJM piece. I'm sure this is grist for the great cats-dogs debate; I'm just not sure whose side it buttresses. (via Rod Dreher)

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