Friday, 25 February 2011
'Cat of death' reaps a purr-fect Sun headline
This is how the Sun today headlined its story of Oscar the cat who when he curls up next to an elderly resident at Steere House nursing home in the US it usually means they are not long for this world.
Oscar is nicknamed the "cat of death" because doctors believe he has predicted the passing of more than 50 patients.
The Sun says: "Oscar is thought to be able to detect the time at which a patient will pass away to within 24 hours. It's a highly unusual skill - and all the more so because he is a cat."
Dr. David Dosa says of the elderly patients: "Having Oscar around always seems to bring a last smile to their face before they pass on."