Oscar the cat
It seems a lot of people read this story and thought it was interesting. I remember seeing something similar on a documentary a few years ago about cats being used for pet therapy - not sure if it's the same cat.
Thanks to Simian, Imp, TarsierGirl and Coboypb for sending this in :-
Oscar the Cat
It occured to me that I wonder whether Oscar's ability to literally sniff out death (if that is indeed what it is) may not be taken quite so well in Singapore, where people might feel more squeamish about this. Some people might feel that it was inauspicious. However I think Oscar basically is reading the signs somehow that the person is going to pass away - and is just offering what comfort he can. It's not as if he hastens death. If relatives can be alerted too to say goodbye - I think that most people would appreciate the opportunity to do so.