Have they tried removing the cat to see if maybe then the patient wont die?
@1, HAH! They should try that, though ... maybe he's Death in Cat's Clothing.
If you read the story you'll see that one family didn't want the cat in the room so they put it outside and shut the door. The cat then paced and meowed outside the door until the patient died.
You can't cheat death. Meow.
Cat lovers will see this as sweet and cat haters will see this as horrible.... I'm more toward love than hate, but I can see the sense in running some tests on this cat. Maybe it has a mutation where the allergenic protein in its dander is more potent than usual and causes cardiac arrest in the infirm, or there's some other X factor here. Worth looking into.
Or for cost effectiveness, just assume he's trouble and don't let him sleep with the patients.
I'm in ur bed, watchin u die.
@seth- LOLz, yo.
They should have named him Morty.
Then throw the cat out the window. If the cat dies, who knows, maybe all of its future victims may live. That cat is up to no good I tell you! Unless it's pwning Conservatives. Then we shall clone it. Like, a lot.
@seth...oh yes! Score.
Rhode Island - bah!
Wish it was in Seattle.
Would've loved to do a photo-documentary piece on THAT.
This is exatly the sort of liberal hatespeach I'm rallying against. Mr. Poe.
I know. The kind of hate speech (left) that's like the kind of hate speech (right) you aren't rallying against. Forgive me.
Oh, and then, like, die.
How man other people die without the cat present? Its a nursing home after all... it is where we send the old to die.
Can we have them give this cat to Bill O'Reilly?
oh my god seth. i haven't laughed that hard at a slog comment probably ever.
Doesn't surprise me that the cat can smell death. Some people say they can, too. It's also been proven that dogs can smell cancer months before tests pick it up (google it if you don't believe me; it's out there).
The way I see it, unless alergic to cats, it'd be nice to have one with you in your final moments, as opposed to alone in the nursing home.
Seth @5 FTW! (high fives)
I sees almost dead peoplez!
I thought it was impossible for me to despise cats anymore than I already do. I was wrong.
If that cat came up for pets, I'd be like, well guess its time to start the wake. If that cat brought me a dead bird, I'd shit my self to death.
Sigh.....how sad, how sad. An empathic animal extending it's love and companionship in the time of need and all it gets is jokes, ridicule and hate. Stupid humans - when you are dying you will regret your comments. Cats know.
I found a picture of the cat!!!
YEAH @5/Seth, you totally nailed it bwahaha
Have they sat and watched the cat to make sure it doesn't devour their soul at any point?
here's the "day in the life" article from the new england journal of medicine:
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm a Seth @ 5 Fangirl.
the families should be happy! That cat is saving them money!
@Seth: I know I'm late, but that was the only thing that made me laugh today. I hope someone gives you an award for 'funniest Slog comment.'
Tony @24: Every time the cat leaves a dead person, it weighs 27 grams more.
I'm with 21. I think it's both sweet and useful. The dying person has some companionship, regardless of whether they have family or not and families get a bit of immediate warning to prepare.
Honestly, it's the sort of thing that makes me feel all warm inside.
The only thing I wonder is where it sleeps on days when no one dies?
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