Jennifer found this story: Cat Plays Furry Grim Reaper at Nursing Home.
The cat, who goes by the name Oscar, seems to have an uncanny ability to predict within a few hours when one of the patients in the nursing home is going to die; he is so accurate that staff members will actually call the family of a patient that Oscar has curled up with, knowing that the patient will very likely die soon. He doesn’t look much like a grim reaper to me; that’s his picture to the left.
It’s kind of sweet in a way, if somewhat disturbing. If I were living out my last days in such a nursing home, and dying uncomfortably, it might be nice to have a cat to cuddle up with. On the other hand, getting a visit from the Cat of Death is probably never a comforting thing.