Monday, December 23, 2013

A Street Cat Named Bob

I started out as a dog person, getting my first dog when I was around eight years old. It wasn't until the late 1990's that we adopted our first cat. Since then it has been only cats in our house. I enjoy all animals, but especially dogs and cats because they have brought such joy to my life. I'd like to share one of the best cat books I have read, and I hope, as you read it, you enjoy it as much as I have.

A Street Cat Named Bob, and How He Saved My Life by James Bowen is the story of the author, a street musician struggling to make ends meet. Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep. When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship that has been charming readers from Thailand to Turkey. A Street Cat named Bob is an international sensation, landing on the bestseller list in England for fifty-two consecutive weeks and selling in twenty-six countries around the world. Now, James and Bob are ready to share their true story with readers in the United States.

When Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change.Bowen  was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet Bowen couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent, but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. This is a tale unlike any you've ever read, and Bob is a cat who possesses some kind of magic.


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