Sick of expensive medications and visits to the doctor?Â Upset that the state hasn\’t done enough to provide you with the health care you so richly deserve? The New England Journal of Medicine may have found the answer:
Â They discovered Oscar the Cat, who apparentlyÂ has the power to tellÂ when people are going to die.Â From a news account:
According to the author of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two-year-old cat has been observed to be correct in 25 cases so far.
Staff now alert the families of residents when he sits down next to their ailing loved one.
\”He doesn\’t make many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die,\” David Dosa, a professor at Brown University who carried out the research, told the Associated Press news agency.
So instead of going to the doctor, we can just have Oscar pay you a visit.Â If he\’s willing to go into your house, it\’s time to start finalizing funeral arrangements.
Seriously, though – has anyone considered that Oscar might actually be killing these people?Â It seems pretty coincidental that people he cuddles up to end up dying.Â Someone needs to look into possible organized crime involvement here.
This isn\’t unprecedented – it follows some research that suggested some dogs may be able to smell cancer, among other things.Â I\’m skeptical, however, because my dog seemed to find cancer in the rear ends of every other dog he ever encountered.
I imagine we\’d have to put together a pretty lucrative package to lure Oscar to Wisconsin.Â No word on whether any local hospitals offer domestic cat benefits.