SNL Death CatThe Academy Awards are just a few days away, so speculation about who’s winning an Oscar is running rampant.  We aren’t in contention this year, but look out 2011 Academy Awards!  In the meantime, we are far more interested in a different Oscar discussion. 

Dr. David Dosa, who introduced the world to Oscar the death-predicting cat in his essay for The New England Journal of Medicine in 2007, has now written a book called “Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat.” With the release of the book, the media is fascinated with Oscar all over again, and he’s been showing up everywhere: morning shows, Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, USA Today, and Seth Meyers even mentioned “the death cat” on SNL‘s Weekend Update.

When we first read the articles about Oscar, his streak was around 26, but now he is at over 50 accurate predictions.  The best part of reading these articles is seeing all the comments left by people who have similar stories about other cats and even dogs that are sensitive to when a person is near the end of life.  Animals truly are amazing.