So middle daughter’s best friend (let’s call her BF) is very well-known, you might say renowned for being ‘clumsy’! Not by a little bit but by the whole box and dice! She is like a cat with 13 lives, not nine!!!
Not a psychic cat, otherwise she would know when to ‘duck and weave’ or to ‘stay home with the doona pulled over her head’! I’ll get to the psychic cat though, read on.
BF has had numerous breaks to her bones, dislocations, scratches, bruises and cuts. From a young girl to now she remains, clumsy – there is no other word for it! In saying that though, she is one of the most pettiest young ladies I know and she has given me moments of amusement, concern and downright amazement with the stories of injuries and mishaps she encounters!
Just to name a few……
- Broken wrists (both at the same time) from running down a driveway and smacking into her mum’s car at the bottom, ouch! X-rays later and both wrists in plaster (approximately aged 9) – I still have the picture in my mind of her trying to open our front door with her broken wrists, wrapping them both around the door knob, to no effect, door remained closed!! Plaster and round door knobs don’t work!!
- Dislocated shoulder – youth group gymnastics, jumped from one cube to another, all the other kids did it easily but no, BF fell between the cubes, missed all the safety mats and smacked into the basketball court floor – hard! One Dr’s visit later, sling with arm immobilised due to shoulder dislocation, approximate age, 10.
- Sitting on a hill (1 of four girls there) – no-one around them for at least 600 metres on all sides and front and back – young boys let car tyre off from top of hill – at least 500 metres to the left of where the girls sit – you guessed it – the tyre veered off course and, yes you are correct – it hit her smack on her back and knocked her ass over head!! No real injuries to report, bruising, swelling and for the rest of us, saw ribs from laughing so loud and so long, you did have to be there to appreciate it though – classic! approximate age, 15.
Anyway you get the picture,,, there is so much more to write but so little time (I am getting older by the minute)! And, we need to get to the psychic cat?
So, just like middle daughter, BF is now nearly thirty! Has her luck changed you ask? No! but she still has some great stories that happen to and around her…take the story of psychic cat – imagine if you will, best friend – a nursing home – a cat – elderly residents and the end of life!
BF now a qualified carer starts her new career in an aged care home – loves it, loves the patients and find she has a real knack for the industry; always smiling and making the residents happy, telling them stories of her adventures or should that be accidents?
BF was amazed at how happy the homes pet cat made the residents and found it a really awesome subject to talk about. That was until she became aware of the cats abilities!? Yes you’re right, she had met psychic cat!
BF had returned to work from a few days off to find a resident she had become fond of had passed on, and when asking her colleagues for the details she was astounded to hear them state, “they should have realised it was her time as the cat had spent the last 2 – 3 days asleep on her bed!” BF asked what they meant only to be told of numerous stories about the cat and its visits to residents in the days prior to their demise! BF couldn’t believe it, thinking they were having a lend of her initially but with more and more stories and examples of this she realised the cat knew whose time was up.
BF decided to steer clear of the cat from here on in, do you blame her? With her track record of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it would be safer! You couldn’t argue with that, could you?
So, moving on and now really interested in this phenomenon BF is so mystified by, I found (with trusty Google) there is evidence of a cats ability to be psychic! What you talkin’ about Willis, I hear you say!!??
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Oscar (born 2005) is a therapy cat living in the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He came to public attention in July 2007 when he was featured in an article by David Dosa, a geriatrician and assistant professor at Brown University, in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to Dosa, Oscar appears able to predict the impending death of terminally ill patients.”
“After about six months, the staff noticed that Oscar, just like the doctors and nurses, would make his own rounds. Oscar would sniff and observe patients, then curl up to sleep with certain ones. The patients he would sleep with often died within several hours of his arrival.”
“Oscar’s accuracy (which stood at more than 25 consecutive reported instances when the NEJM article was written) led the staff to institute a new and unusual protocol: once he is discovered sleeping with a patient, staff will call family members to notify them of the patient’s (expected) impending death.”
For the full Wikipedia story on Oscar, a movie and a rock band go to Oscar (therapy cat) – this is an interesting and intriguing read!
But wait there is more!! You can also watch Oscar on Youtube
Wow! There is such a thing as psychic cat after all? Get out of here, who would have thought? BF really does have something to be wary of!!
Now, which one of the two do you think, BF or psychic cat is in the most danger?
- Scenario one, BF wakes up and psychic cat is asleep on her knee during her shift or,
- Scenario two, psychic cat sustains minor injuries when BF inadvertently trips over him whilst checking beds during a night shift??
Send a comment and let me know what you think?