Saturday, May 8, 2010

Making Rounds with Oscar by David Dosa, M.D.

This is a true story of a cat, Oscar, who warms everyone's heart at the Steere House in Rhode Island. Steere House is a nursing home and Oscar kind of oversees the residents. At first glance, you'd think Oscar was your typical cat, but he does something extraordinary. He visits patients who are about to die.

Dr. David Dosa has a problem buying into the idea that a cat can predict death. His diagnoses are based upon scientific reasoning. He conducts his own investigation. With the help of one of the nursing home's nurses, Mary, he interviews families who lost people due to dementia with Oscar by their side.

These stories are tender, sweet, sad and quite emotional - every emotion all rolled into one. It more than touches the readers' touches their soul. It will bring both tears and smiles to all readers.

I read about Oscar in our newspaper several months ago and when I saw that a book was written about him, I knew I had to read it. I'm glad I did, Oscar made a difference in so many people's lives - he offered comfort and support when he was needed the most.

For reading challenge:

What an animal reading challenge

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this story so much; glad u did too. Have a happy mother's day Yvonne.


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