By James Bowen
Whilst James Bowen discovered an injured, ginger highway cat curled up within the hallway of his sheltered lodging, he had no suggestion simply how a lot his lifestyles was once approximately to alter. James used to be residing hand to mouth at the streets of London and the very last thing he wanted was once a puppy. but James could not withstand assisting the strikingly clever feline, whom he quick christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob again to future health after which despatched the cat on his approach, imagining he could by no means see him back. yet Bob had different rules. quickly the 2 have been inseparable and their various, comedian and infrequently risky adventures might rework either their lives, slowly therapeutic the scars of every other's stricken pasts. A highway Cat Named Bob is a relocating and uplifting tale that may contact the center of an individual who reads it.
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Had he been raised in a domestic environment or had he always lived off the land like this? How had he become the cat he was today? I would love to have known. I was sure my street cat friend had a tale or two to tell. In many ways, this was something else that Bob and I had in common. Ever since I’d ended up living rough on the streets, people had wondered about my past life. How had I landed myself in this position, they’d ask me? Some did it professionally, of course. I’d spoken to dozens of social workers, psychologists and even police officers who’d quizzed me about how I’d ended up living on the streets.
The first night I did it I saw him lurking in the area where the bins were kept. I tried to sneak in without him seeing me. It was a stupid move. He was a cat, he had more senses in one of his whiskers than I had in my entire body. No sooner had I opened the door to the building than he was there squeezing his way in. I left him outside in the hallway that night, but he was on my doormat when I emerged again in the morning. For the next few days we went through the same performance. Each day I stepped outside he’d either be hanging around the hallway or would be waiting outside.
And anyone who has lost a friend Chapter 1 Fellow Travellers There’s a famous quote I read somewhere. It says we are all given second chances every day of our lives. They are there for the taking, it’s just that we don’t usually take them. I spent a big chunk of my life proving that quote. I was given a lot of opportunities, sometimes on a daily basis. For a long time I failed to take any of them, but then, in the early spring of 2007, that finally began to change. It was then that I befriended Bob.
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets by James Bowen