What if you were able to predict the exact time a patient in a nursing home was going to die? Suppose that individual were a domestic cat? This book tells the story of an ordinary cat in a nursing home in Rhode Island with an extraordinary gift. Told through the eyes of an initially very skeptical doctor, David Dosa interviews and describes the experiences of numerous family members who had a visit from Oscar, the nursing home cat, just as their loved one was getting ready to pass away. With uncanny accuracy, Oscar has been able to be at the patient's side and provide loving comfort through this inevitable and final rite of passage. Written in very simple language, this easy read is at once a very touching and remarkable non-fiction tale.