Last week, we posted about Oscar, a cat who was able to predict a patient’s death. Now, a Seattle nursing home is saying that they have their own feline predictor of death.
Buckwheat, a ten-year-old tabby, is a familiar face at the Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home. Nurses say that Buckwheat also has the mysterious power of being able to know when a resident is about to die. He also does his best to give the dying person comfort.
The cat will climb in bed with the person, curl up next to him, nap with the person and will stay with him through the dying process.
Buckwheat was donated to the retirement home three years ago by an ailing woman who could no longer care for him.
During his time at the retirement home, workers say that Buckwheat has been with about three dozen patients when they’ve passed without a single diagnosis.
“Buckwheat often will stay until the mortician comes,” said Jennings. “Buckwheat’s better than morphine.”
Skeptics might say Buckwheat is simply snuggling up to a warm body, but hospice workers believe there is much more to it than that.
With such deadly accuracy, you might think people of an advanced age might avoid any run-ins with Buckwheat at any cost, but that’s not the case.
Tilly Pfeffer says Buckwheat is no grim reaper, but a furry little angel.