Cat Kills Patients in Old Folks Home

A two-year-old cat has become a telltale sign of death at a Rhode Island nursing home, curling up beside dying patients in their final few hours. Dr David Dosa, a geriatrician at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Providence, detailed the phenomenon Thursday in a brief essay titled A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat. Since he arrived at the centre two years ago, Oscar has been at the side of 25 patients who have died — via Darren Barefoot

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