If you hear something and wonder if it's true or just an urban legend, snopes.com is the place to check it out. But the folks there get some questions they admit they can't answer. Furthermore, they wonder just what circumstances led people to ask such questions in the first place. I enjoyed the question from the person who observed that "they say that if a person dies . . . the cat . . . will eat the dead person's face off . . ." True, too true, I'm afraid. The difference between a dog and a cat is (and I'm a cat person): If you die in your house, your dog will whine and whimper to the point of starvation before he even comes near you. The minute you stop breathing, your cat will consider you food.