Cats Are Psychic Gifts
By James Donahue
We have had a lot
of cats in our home throughout the years. I like their graceful moves, their beauty, their haughty attitudes, and especially
enjoy them for their intelligence and psychic abilities.
Sometimes I think cats
live in a different dimension than humans.
I find it strange that
a lot of humans dislike cats. I have seen grown men go out of their way to run over a cat on the edge of the road. There are
superstitions about black cats, and I am told that one high U.S. official believes calico cats are
Beliefs like that . .
. mostly stemming from the Christian based fear of witchcraft and dark forces . . . are negative energies. The psychic abilities
that make cats so unique appear to be the things that stimulate the angelic-powered disdain. This has caused unnecessary suffering
among the cats of the world. It also has tended to cull out the less intelligent and cunning members of the cat population
so that most house cats are very bright.
I was stirred to write
this piece by a recent report of a special cat living in a long-term patient care facility in Davenport, Iowa, that comforts the dying.
Sissy Cat, an adult pet
tiger that was recently donated to the facility, senses when a person is dying. The nurses say the cat will “plant herself”
in the person’s room and stay by his or her side until they are gone.
“That can be for
days and days, but she will climb on their bed, or sit in the chair with them,” one employee said.
Not only that, Sissy Cat
has been observed touching a patient in an arm or leg where they have pain. If allowed, the cat will bond with the patient,
giving them comfort until they are dead, the story said.
I know this is something
cats strangely do for their owners. Our cat, a tiger named Tucker, has especially bonded with my wife Doris, who suffers from
multiple sclerosis. That disease creeps up on a person, causing great pain at times in any part of the body. Tucker always
knows when Doris has something wrong and if she is in bed, he will plant himself right over
or against the sore places.
said the cat not only gives her a body heat that is soothing, but it seems to draw away the pain and give her relief. She
said she sometimes thinks the cat is healing her.
I recall one day when
I was suffering from a severe pain in my lower back. I took a few moments for a nap, and was lying on my side, when Tucker
got on the bed and curled up so that he was pressing firmly against the small of my back . . . right where it hurt. He was
like a little heating pad and I loved having him there.
Cats seem to be in touch
with reality, that is, they can see alien life forms that exist around us. Tucker often looks intently at a corner of the
room, or will follow an unseen object as it moves across the room.
He has lived with us in
various haunted places, and is quite aware when the spirits are nearby. Once I believe Tucker came to me in spirit form.
I was working that day
at my desk and sat back for a moment in thought, with my left arm dropped over the arm of my chair. At that moment I distinctly
felt the touch of a cat’s tail, gently brushing against my hand. Cats communicate with their tails, letting you know
they are near. It is their way of saying “hello.”
I reached down to give
the cat a gently tap of affection and was surprised to find nothing there. There was no sign of Tucker in the room. I got
up to investigate and found him asleep on a bed in an adjoining room.