Thursday, August 16, 2007
Psychic Cat Found Dead
PROVIDENCE, RI - Oscar, the nursing home cat who could seemingly sense the impending death of patients, was found dead early yesterday. The cat gained recent notoriety when reports of his ability to detect the impending death of the terminally ill became public. Seemingly aware that death was at hand, Oscar would reportedly climb into the bed of patients during their final hours.

Officials at the facility would not reveal the cause of death, but did acknowledge rumors that the cat was becoming increasingly unpopular among the patients. One knowledgeable source - who agreed to speak with us on the condition of anonymity - confirmed increasing animosity toward the animal, and that a dented bedpan was found near the body.

According to our source, the recent publicity of Oscar's unique insight spread quickly throughout the facility. Patients in the terminal ward became increasingly upset at the sight of the cat, prompting administrators to move Oscar to another floor. After an unexpected death on that floor, Oscar quickly became quite unwelcome there too. "Good riddance." said patient Gertrude Feinman, when told of the cat's demise. "It would just sit there and stare at you - with this look on his face like 'you're next'".

A spokesman for the home downplayed any immediate talk of foul play. "We don't want to jump to any conclusions." said Ronald Kitzmiller, Director of Operations at the facility. "We'll wait for the coroner's report, and then decide if any legal action is warranted."
Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 11:50 PM  
12 Comments:
  • At 4:17 AM, Blogger Jayne d'Arcy said…

    Maybe I'm a bitter person, but I hope that Oscar haunts the place.

     
  • At 5:18 AM, Anonymous April Groves said…

    Legal action? I'll tell you, killing an animal is horrific and I am glad there are laws that prosecute those who harm them, but this spokesman for the home needs to answer another question - Why did they allow Oscar to remain in an environment that put him in harms way and upset the residents they are supposed to be caring for?

     
  • At 10:00 AM, Blogger Margaret said…

    I found it over at The Daily Redundancy and thought I'd share a laugh.

    Not that I condone the demise of poor unsuspecting puddy cats. But certainly the shooing away of those who work as agents for the Grim reaper.

     
  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger Flyinfox_SATX said…

    Wow! And I just heard about this cat on the news too!

    Flyinfox_SATX

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    This sounds like something that would happen in Pigeon Falls.

     
  • At 8:20 AM, Blogger R2K said…

    I knew it was going to die too. Every time I scratch my ass a cat dies.

     
  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Carlos said…

    I wonder if the home's residents know about the cat. I wonder what they think when they see the cat. Crazy....

     
  • At 11:22 AM, Blogger Woozie said…

    Did the cat jump in bed with himself?

     
  • At 12:14 AM, Blogger bettygram said…

    I feel also that there should have been more care for the cat , because people would be upset at seeing it around.

     
  • At 1:39 AM, Blogger Lone Grey Squirrel said…

    Such a tragedy. The resident's home should have taken better care of Oscar.

     
  • At 11:36 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    I hate cats but I certainly wouldn't kill one.

     
  • At 12:20 PM, Blogger - PRACTiCAL CHiCK said…

    If they need a new cat I can send them FC-22.

     
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