One more reason to own a dog.
One more reason to own a dog.
I read this story this morning and thought it was wonderful. Cats are very sensitive creatures and if he's able to give comfort to a dying person in their last hours, it's good. Clearly he can tell a patient's distress level and it's his way of making sure the person doesn't pass with no one noticing. Admittedly, it's a bit odd, but these are the people he lives with and in his own way he cares about them.
If I were a geriatric holed up in that place, I'd be dreading that cat crossing my shadow, man.
Might have to get a guard dog to stave off the Kat Reaper...
In seriousness, I love cats.
You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone
You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
I'm now seeing my cat from an eery new perspective.
Frankly, I'm disturbed.
All these years the people said heís actiní like a kid.
He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
- - Guy Clark, "The Cape"
qoute from article,"If Oscar really is a furry grim reaper, it's also possible his behavior could be driven by self-centered pleasures like a heated blanket placed on a dying person, Dodman said."
I like to believe that my animals are very smart, and even credit them with human or superhuman traits.... but there usually is an explanation. Have you heard that they are studying animals for earthquake prediction? (too much time watching Discovery with the kids...) They may be super sensitive to sounds in the earths crust or something. And how about dogs sniffing out cancer?
(LOL... the Kat Reaper, funny z)
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Cats a freaking amazing. This does not surprise me one bit
I agre Jeff. For an animal to be so perceptive about what is occuring with another species and provide them for comfort is just incredible. Yes, I am a cat person (but also have a dog via relationship).
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Seriously, if I was in that nursing home, and the cat jumped up on my bed, I woulnd't feel comforted - not because I'm allergic to Cats, but because I don't want to know that death is only a couple of hours away. It's like the Grim Reaper!
I see the potential for a great practical joke involving catnip and a sleeping co-worker...
"Argh....get out of here, kitty. I'm not dead yet."
I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?
Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.
Another reason for my hatred of cats to continue.
[QUOTE=Plan-it;395533I am a cat person (but also have a dog via relationship).[/QUOTE]
Care to expand on this?
it reminds me of the Drew Carey episode where Mr. Wick says to Nora, the cat lady, " "You know Professor Cattington will feast on your eyeballs when you die, don't you?" and her response was "I try not to think about that".
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.
That is really something. Cats are great animals. Did you hear about the Pirated DVD sniffing K-9ís some where in S.E. Asia. They can find fake DVDís I guess. It was on the news last week. Thatís funny.
I have heard a few cases like this. I wonder if it brings comfort to the person who is about to die if they have the cat by their side. Personally, being allergic to cats, it could kill me.
If you're not growing, you're dying. - Lou Holtz
I think there is some truth to it. My mom's cat would know when she was feeling really bad due to her health issues and would usually stick right by her side until she was feeling better. He was there when she passed away and the neighbors said that the cat wouldn't leave her side even when she was gone to let the undertaker do his job.
"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16
My father is diabetic and when I moved back home after college, I brought my dog with me to thier home. He was walking her one night, his blood sugar dropped, he started to have a reaction and get disoriented; she leaned up against his leg and led him home, she did it on two separate occasions. I believe that animals sense when we need them.
I wonder if I could borrow Oscar for awhile, I have some people that he and I could visit.