Thursday, July 26, 2007

And the Oscar goes to.....

This is a quick one today...

Perhaps you've seen this article making the internet rounds? It features Oscar the cat, who lives right here in my very own state. Oscar has an uncanny knack for identifying patients in a nursing home who are ready to, for lack of a better word, transition into the great beyond. (Which, by the way, for me would be one giant movie theater with an endless supply of hot tamales. If it’s Heaven or Hell depends on what’s playing. Another topic for another day.) In 25 cases, Oscar has taken up residence at the bedside of a patient who died within a matter of hours.

You can click on the link below (or perhaps cut and paste - I really don't know how these things work) to read it, but promise me you'll come back.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070725/ap_on_fe_st/death_cat

Okay, back now? How about now? Now? Good.

I have a couple of thoughts about this. I know I'm getting off the family/mom track today, but I can't help myself.

First - it's a nursing home, people. The chances of Oscar cuddling up next to a person whose death is imminent must be pretty good. It'd be a little freakier if Oscar just ambled up to 25 random people on the street, all of whom in a short period of time met some untimely fate. If fact, that would be awesome...well for the cat, not the people.

Second -does no one find this just a little suspicious? This cat has a better track record than Jack Kevorkian. Has a criminal background check been done? Has anyone checked this cat's apartment for estate jewelry and black market geretol? Do you, in fact, have a cat that looks like this one who comes home late at night bearing expensive gifts and smelling of Bengay?

Thoughts about Osacar?

6 comments:

Jeff Mac said...

Maybe there's a serial killer at the nursing home who, four hours before striking, smears his victim with tuna.

Makes you think.

beta mom said...

Sounds fishy to me! (Drum riff)

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Jeff Mac said...

Maybe there's a tuna killer at the nursing home who, four hours before striking, smears his victim with cereal.

beta mom said...

Wait...cereal...I don't get it. Is this a "Farmer in the Dell" - like chain of events?

For further questions regarding my stupidity, please see the entry dated Monday, July 16.

beta mom said...

Oh my god...I really am stupid. Cereal...serial...
I get it now.

Stay tuned for the Betamom Save Our Brains telethon.

foolery said...

I'd be REALLY impressed if Oscar were a goldfish.