Praise

“Both touching and humorous…It’s about listening and letting go. It’s also about the inner workings of a nursing home for Alzheimer’s patients, the people who work there, the rhythm of their days, and the six other cats who also call it home, cats who also bring comfort to the dementia patients but do not share Oscar’s talents of premonition.”
–USA Today

A Parade Pick
“Dr. Dosa’s Making Rounds With Oscar lets us into his world and aims to inspire.”
-Parade Magazine

“You’ll be moved.” (3 1/2 out of 4 stars)
- People Magazine

“I love this book—Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn’t put it down.”
- Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

“…This touching and engaging book is a must-read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero.”
- Publisher’s Weekly

“Expanded from an essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, this beautifully written, heartwarming memoir centers on Oscar, a seemingly ordinary house cat with the ability to sense when nursing home patients are within hours of dying. Most of the patients under geriatrician Dosa’s care are in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and depictions of Oscar’s interactions with them take us into the difficult world faced by their families, friends, and caregivers. VERDICT Told with profound insight and great respect for all involved, this is more than just a cat story (although it will appeal to fans of Vicki Myron’s Dewey). Like Melissa Joseph’s Moments with Baxter, this inspiring guide is for anyone touched by Alzheimer’s or terminal illness.”
-Library Journal

“Bottom-Line: Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (Hyperion/ Feb 2010) is a touching story – about Oscar the cat, his two-legged fellow caretakers, and their patients.”
-Basil & Spice

“…If you like to read tender stories about amazing animals, or need a touching, compassionate read about life, death and dying, this book will not disappoint you. Dewey the Small – Town Library Cat may have touched the world in 2008, but move over Dewey, Oscar is the cat everyone will be talking about in 2010. Read this book. it’s AWESOME! (5/5 stars)”
- Bibliophile By The Sea
“While Dr. Dosa portrays dementia and all of its difficulties, he provides hope and advice for caregivers who are coping with a loved one’s decline. The book will inspire readers to discuss the critical but very difficult issue of end-of-life care.”
–Delta Society Blog

“Dr. Dosa has written a book that compassionately addresses end of life issues. The stories he shares about residents and their families who must deal with such painful issues such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, and terminal illness, are tender and heartfelt.”
– Bibliophile by the Sea

“Dr. Dosa is a superb storyteller.”
Alzheimer’s Association Blog

“This book is a must-read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told.”
Fresh Fiction

“At its heart, Dosa’s search is more about how people cope with death than Oscar’s purported ability to predict it.”
Associated Press