making-rounds-w-oscar-book.jpgUS scientist David Dosa was sceptical when first told about Oscar the cat, who lived in a nursing home and regularly predicted patients’ deaths by snuggling alongside them in their final hours.

But Dr Dosa’s doubts eroded after he and his colleagues tallied about 50 correct calls made by Oscar over five years, a process he explains in a book that will be released tomorrow, Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat.

The feline’s bizarre talent astounds Dr Dosa, but he finds Oscar’s real worth in his fierce insistence on being present when others turn away from life’s most uncomfortable topic: death.

(Continue reading at the Sydney Morning Herald)

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