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Scamp, the Dog of Death

Oscar, the cat who can predict nursing home patients' deaths, got competition! Here's the story of Scamp, the dog of death:

Scamp is the live-in pet at an Ohio nursing home, but the Schnauzer doesn't just bring companionship to the lonely. He has an eerie gift that also allows him to bring comfort to the dying.

Scamp can somehow sense when the end is near for one of the old folks. He then waits loyally by their bedside in the final hours.

Scamp's owner, Deirdre Huth, is a staff member at the nursing home, The Pines, in Canton. Ohio. She says Scamp even tries to raise the alarm when he gets the feeling that one of the seniors is at death's door.

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We had a dog here in Fl, at a home I had to do my rotations at for nursing school, who would do the same thing. Some of the residence would joke about how they didnt want him to visit them at all but the one that were about to pass generally were so sick they didnt seem to notice or care he was there. There were 3 residence who had been "out of it" for days and yet when the dog jumped up on their bed, they stroked his head until thier last breath. I guess this all makes sense though with dogs who can sniff cancer and sense seizures, why not dogs who can sense death?
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