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*holdth u and whithperth thweet nothingth into your ear with a little pit of thpit*
You made me snort-laugh at work.
Oscar was adopted as a kitten from an animal shelter and grew up in the third-floor end-stage dementia unit at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 41-bed unit treats people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses, most of whom are in the end stage of life and are generally unaware of their surroundings. Oscar was one of six cats adopted by Steere House, which bills itself as a “pet friendly” facility.
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. One of the first cases involved a patient who had a blood clot in her leg that was ice cold at the time. Oscar wrapped his body around her leg and stayed until the woman died.In another instance, the doctor had made a determination of impending death based on the patient’s condition, while Oscar simply walked away, causing the doctor to believe that Oscar’s streak (12 at the time) had ended. However, it would be later discovered that the doctor’s prognosis was simply 10 hours too early: Oscar later visited the patient, who died two hours later.
Oscar’s accuracy 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.
Most of the time the patient’s family has no issue with Oscar being present at the time of death. On those occasions when he is removed from the room at the family’s request, he is known to pace back and forth in front of the door and meow in protest. When present, Oscar will stay by the patient until they die, then after death will quietly leave the room.
i find this very interesting as this behavior seems common in many cats that reside in mental and nursing homes. Often sharing the bed of the soon to be deceased. In the ancient world cats were revered by many cultures, most famously Ancient Egypt, as guardians of the underworld, keepers of the gate of death, and sometimes even harbingers of death itself. This makes me wonder whether this behavior was observed during ancient times as well and perhaps prompted this belief and many practices surrounding it.
My cat comes and sleeps on me when I have a migraine. That’s the only time he wants to be near me, except when he’s waking me up in the morning to be fed.
At Acen I ended up visiting yaexrae and her buds at their Artist Alley booth, Crystallia Studios. -and my face didn’t get squished! :’D
They’re all super sweet and super beautiful! Thank you for the squiddle!
:D Yes look at these cuties.
BEST ENJOYED WITH HEADPHONES
LEFT EAR: Mandarin version.
RIGHT EAR: English version.
Enjoy the multiple eargasm…
AAAH YOU ALMOST MADE ME HAVE A LACK OF PERFECTION ON MY BLOG
YOU ARE SO LUCKY I AM AWAKE
guys omg guys guys listen
OH MY FUDGEBALLS
THIS IS SO COOL TWO CULTURES MESHING AT ONCE.
Reblogging this to listen to it later. So much later. Because after ACen, I can’t even deal with this song anymore.
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Sometimes I look at my askbox and Goggles on my askblog and I’m like, “My readers are so amazing and awesome. Why am I not updating this every day?”
And then I look at my art on my askblog and I’m like, “I should be hanged for this shit.”
I can’t draw two pictures in a row in a consistent style, what the FUCK? I want to sort out my art before continuing an askblog whose main purpose is to sort out my art.
But the secondary purpose is to help people, so then I read the asks again and go back to, “WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE SO PERFECT? I MUST WORK ON THIS IMMEDIATELY.”
Why do I ever do things??
group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896.
“I’m the simplest man you’ll ever meet.”
FINALLY. Too bad about the lack of blue hair and mustache, though.
If you do not believe that this is one of the best self-discovery stories then you need to re-evaluate how you perceive things.
I can’t get over how adorable Jake is. LOOK AT HOW FRIGGIN ADORABLY CUTE HE IS WHEN HE GETS A BATH.
I couldn’t find a share button on Facebook for all of these, so all photos are copyright Bryan Hawn and whoever took them.
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This scene did it for me. This is the moment where my life ended
To continue the pin-up idea I expressed earlier with Aoi. It was challenging to get a pose that had a “pin-up” quality to it, while adding in something of her personality. I rather like how this turned out though. I hope you do too. Enjoy! :D
Dress for your Body Type
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