Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I never surprises me that an animal should recognize signs that are otherwise imperceptible to us humans. Anecdotes of this sort can't be rare. Can they?
clipped from content.nejm.org
A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat

Oscar the Cat awakens from his nap, opening a single eye to survey his kingdom. From atop the desk in the doctor's charting area, the cat peers down the two wings of the nursing home's advanced dementia unit. All quiet on the western and eastern fronts. Slowly, he rises and extravagantly stretches his 2-year-old frame, first backward and then forward. He sits up and considers his next move.
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