Even for cat lovers, Oscar the Cat is not a welcomed sight in your bed at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The unsociable cat is known to curl up in bed with only one type of patient: those who have only hours to live.
Doctors at the facility insist that they have tested Oscar over five years and found that he has never been wrong in 50 cases. The cat walks the halls and refuses to curl up with anyone until he finds patient who is dying. He then jumps into their bed and curls up with them. In one case, the staff put him on the bed of a patient who they believed had only hours to live. Oscar refused and jumped off — only to run to another patient who promptly died. The first patient lived for days more.
Of course, given his reputation, they may want to look at whether Oscar is actually toxic or whether patients have a heart attack when Oscar suddenly appears in their bed.
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