March 27, 2020 by TinyNavajo
A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen
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*Published July 30, 2013*
This sounded like a cute book, and I love reading about cats and the people they help. Granted, I just love cats in general, and I’m really hoping to be able to adopt a cat or two in the near future. So, reading about a cat that basically adopted this man who needed someone else to look after, it made me smile.
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.
A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.
I loved how sweet and real this book is. Jame Bowen was a man who is busking on the streets on London and a recovering drug addict and struggling to take care of himself when he finds a injured ginger tom cat who seems to be waiting for James to noticed him. While not in a position to take care of himself and a cat, James decides to take the ginger cat in, naming him Bob. While he may not have been able to take care of Bob, he made sure that he and Bob were able to eat, and if that meant that he went without food for a few days, then so be it.
If anything, what I liked most about this book, is that it showed the power that having a loving companion can do for you. When you have someone you love and you need to look after (such as a pet), then you are definitely more motivated to pull yourself up and achieve more.
I love reading about James Bowen and how his life slowly, but steadily got better once he adopted Bob. It was a wonderfully cute story that had a strong message in it, if you wanted to read that deeply. And if you didn’t, it was cute story to read nonetheless. And as I stated on my Goodreads review, I want to buy a cat after reading this. What impulses have books awoken in you? Have you acted on those impulses? Comment below and let me know!