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Grim Rea-purr
categories: Crazy, Geeky

Oscar the cat, named after the delicious weiner, lives at the dementia unit at the Steere House Nursing And Rehabilitation Centre in Rhode Island, and he seems to have the uncanny ability to predict the death of the residents to within four hours. When someone is going to die, Oscar snuggles up on their bed with them. Obviously there is a logical explanation for this – Oscar is killing the patients.

21 Littlegrey Comments:

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November 26th, 2007 at 7:48 pm ilik3t3hn3rds says:

... Stupid wine...
Wrong thingy. >:[

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November 26th, 2007 at 7:45 pm ilik3t3hn3rds says:



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November 26th, 2007 at 7:42 pm ilik3t3hn3rds says:

That's damn creepy.
What's also creepy?? There's a physics teacher at my school named Mr. Whitehead.


September 17th, 2007 at 6:04 am George Online Cat says:

There is a perfectly sensible explanation. Oscar likes lying on a bed and quite likes the proximity of a human as long as the human is unmoving. What he doesn't like is having his sleep disturbed or being petted. Somebody who is dying is unlikely to do either. So he chooses comatose humans to sleep near.

August 12th, 2007 at 4:18 pm SIDWNDR says:

yea loyde i hear that...and iceman that also seems likely.but i agree with's a scary world people....we just live in it...........

August 12th, 2007 at 4:13 pm loyde the reaper says:

well i personally do believe in the supernatural...i may only be 15 but i've seen ...i know...people are ignorant to what realy happens...i've's a scary're all better off not seeing...

August 6th, 2007 at 7:38 am rik says:

it doesnt really matter if they r alergic because they will die anyway...

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July 30th, 2007 at 2:28 am themusicalduck says:

That must suck a bit..

*cat snuggles up next to patient*
"Oh, shit! I'm gonna die! I'M GONNA DIE!"
*Patient has heart attack and dies*


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July 29th, 2007 at 2:59 am Iceman06 says:

Its not that hard to understand. The cat obviously IS the grim reaper.

July 29th, 2007 at 2:08 am cynnicysm says:

noone else going to bite on thepara's blatant silly remark? i'm pretty sure of two things: one, if the patient is dying, they probably dont care about being allergic to cats they care about being dead, and/or two: maybe the cat really only likes to find people it knows are allergic to it, and weak, and he cuddles up next to them just to watch them slowly suffocate. sweet.

July 29th, 2007 at 1:58 am blah says:

I am so goddamn sick of hearing about this cat. He's on the television news, he's all over Reddit, Digg and Fark, heard some idiot DJ babbling about him on the radio... it just never stops.

It's just a house cat, people. I swear to God, it's just a house cat. Please calm down, stop flinging poo and try to focus. Try to pay attention to things that matter; not some mildly-interesting house cat at an old folks' home.

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July 28th, 2007 at 2:16 pm mad_neighbor says:

i saw that on the news its a little creepy that this cat even knows how to do that stuff but i guess i aree with jurassic utility, but maybe this cat has the ability just a little bit more

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July 28th, 2007 at 10:45 am ShadoCrytr says:

Well, he sure is a pretty cat for being the 'Grim Re-purr'. :o

I agree with Jurass.

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July 28th, 2007 at 4:51 am Administrator says:

There's a video about Oscar on Video Fantastica:

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July 27th, 2007 at 7:11 pm Kiwi says:

i think the cat can sense when death is near, but has anyone thought that the patients see oscar and go well it looks like im about to die, and so they kick the bucket? maybe its a phycological thing in the patients themselves?

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July 27th, 2007 at 5:27 pm The1TrueKnasty says:

My cats hear and see things I can't, I just asumed they were insane

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July 27th, 2007 at 5:26 pm mrslayzer says:

my cat looks sorta like that pooper except not as constapated

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July 27th, 2007 at 5:08 pm tacomaster says:
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July 27th, 2007 at 2:49 pm thepara says:

Now, what if the patients are allergic?

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July 27th, 2007 at 11:31 am TopMonkey says:

He is sucking their souls like all cats have done for generations of time. He simply has to wait until they are weak enough not to fight him. Then he sneaks into their room and BAM...soul sucking begins.

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July 27th, 2007 at 10:15 am JurassicUtility says:

I actually remember hearing a similar story a few years back. Personally I don't think that the cat's "predictions" are supernatural in nature. As it was stated by someone in the article, cats have extremely good senses, and can likely pick up oders or other signs that a person is dying. I know that I have often seen my cat pick up his head, and listen for a apparently distant sound that I could never hear.
They're just... funny that way.

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