Oscar, the Angel Cat

February 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM Leave a comment

FILE - In this July 23, 2007 file photo, Oscar, a hospice cat ...

Oscar, the Angel Cat (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

I know the majority of people have already heard his story, but Oscar deserves a little more time in the spotlight.   Oscar  gives an incredible gift to patients and their families at a nursing home in Providence, Rhode Island.  Some have called him the Grim Reaper, but I prefer to call him an Angel Cat.  Through his actions  Oscar has given family members the chance to say goodbye to loved ones before it’s too late.  No one knows how he does it, but he can sense when someone in the nursing home is going to die and refuses to leave their side.

Not only does he give family members the chance to be with their loved ones, the patient (if aware) is probably comforted by having a soft, purring,  furball by their side.   Even in times of great distress, animals can have a very comforting and calming effect.

One of the doctors, Dr David Dosa has recently written a book called “Making Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat.”  This should be a very fascinating read.


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