We felines have been accused of possessing all sorts of strange gifts: unique camouflage, keen hearing, and the ability to heal with our purrs. In truth, we all know better. That's just how we are, but throw in the fact that homo sapiens enjoy attaching meaning to meaningless occurrences, and you have yourself the stuff of myth and legend.
Case in point: Oscar (seen above) of Providence, Rhode Island.
Lately, Oscar seems to be having quite the effect on the elderly homo sapiens. You see, every time Oscar decides to curl up on the lap of a hospice patient, the patient passes away within four hours. Don't believe it? Well, apparently, 25 times in a row is enough for the homo sapiens to say, "Hey! This cat may be onto something!"
Is this what scientists call 'pattern-seeking behavior'?
Today, I am going to try to see if I can score an interview with Oscar, but I suspect he may be busy.
After all: It's hard work being the harbinger of death.