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Viewing Entry - Making rounds with Oscar (S13454)
by Dosa, David

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TitleMaking rounds with Oscar : the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat
Author / Responsible partyDosa, David
TopicsAgeing Hospices (Terminal care) -- Rhode Island. Human-animal relationships.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


An otherwise ordinary cat, he'd sooner give you his back than curl up on your lap, Oscar has the uncanny ability to predict when people are about to die. Adopted by staff members at Steere House nursing home when he was a kitten, the three-year-old tabby has presided over the deaths of more than twenty-five nursing home residents thus far. His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing-home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, considered a blessing because it allows staff members to notify families that the end is near and because he provides companionship to those who would otherwise have died alone. Heartfelt, inspiring, & sometimes even funny, Making Rounds with Oscar allows listeners into a world that is often misunderstood and rarely seen from the outside.

Additional Information

System control numberS13454
Original Print PublisherNew York : Hyperion, 2010.
NarratorRay Porter.
Narrator NameRay Porter.
Participant or performer noteRay Porter.
Narrators GenderMale narrator