Thursday, July 26, 2007

missing dog & compassionate cat

When I checked my email this morning, I found a few articles had been sent to me!

Missing Dog in Australia Found 2,000 Miles From Home
SYDNEY, Australia — A dog that vanished two months ago has been found 2,000 miles from home, media reported Wednesday.

Rusty was to be flown home Thursday after being sent to a pound in Darwin, Australia's northernmost city, and identified this week by a microchip inserted under the skin.
Maybe Jera will show up in 2 months at home? :-) (That's about 250 miles)

And these stories reminded me of my cat Lewis. He is very cuddly and friendly; I want to hook up with an organization that will allow me to take him to nursing homes or hospitals to provide comfort for the patients and residents. I'll have to do some Google searching to see if I can find out how to do that.

Oscar the Cat Predicts Nursing Home Deaths
When death comes calling, so does Oscar the cat
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

"He doesn't make too many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die," said Dr. David Dosa in an interview. He describes the phenomenon in a poignant essay in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

1 comment:

Mrs.B said...

Maybe Jera will show up in 2 months at home? :-) (That's about 250 miles)

Oh Ashley, I sure do hope so!