Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Street Cat Named Bob


James Bowen found Bob the cat 2007. The street musician was living in support housing when he came across the injured orange tabby, and nursed him back to health with antibiotics and assistance from the RSPCA. Once he recovered, James thought he would never see the stray cat again, but much to his surprise the sociable feline began following him around, and the two quickly became inseparable. Just as James had once saved Bob's life, the loyal ginger kitty was now doing his part to return the favor.

James says that Bob loves being adored and performing for the public, and truly thinks "he's one of the boys." In fact, the cat has become such a fixture at the Angel Tube station that the London Underground have issued him his own photo ID card, which James thinks makes him especially unique: "I don't see dogs with their own photo cards, do you?"

The extraordinary pair now have a book coming out on March 15th called "A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets" that tells the story of their touching journey. You can also follow Bob - who looks exceedingly dapper in his little knit scarf - on Twitter @StreetCatBob to keep up with the dynamic duo's latest adventures.

(Image via @StreetCatBob)

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9 comments:

The Purr Diaries said...

This book looks awesome! Just pre ordered it :o)

mielmani said...

Bob, I hope you and your human have a long and happy life together! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

What a handsome cat!!

Anonymous said...

I have felt a lot more upbeat these past couple of days having read Bob and his owner's story.

biggie55 said...

God Bless both of you! Have a very happy life together and your video touched my heart. Im waiting to receive your book.

Anonymous said...

I cried when I heard the story of James and Bob on 'This Morning' programme today. Having been an avid cat lover for many years and also having worked closely with people in a similar position to James, it proves that fate drew them together through a mutual need for love and care. They have both come through a hard journey. Proof that Love does indeed make the world go round. The story will touch and inspire so many others throughout the forthcoming years. God Bless James and Bob always...

Anonymous said...

Bob is one cool cat. It seems that more than fate brought James and Bob together. I hope that both guys can stay around for a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

I could not put the book down it really touched my heart and I admit it made me cry - what a wonderful true story. James must be a very special person, cats are very choosey who they give their love to but oh what a very special cat Bob is too. Enjoy your lives together.

Anonymous said...

I picked up the book at the airport because of the title and because I love animals.What an uplifting story just reenforcing what unconditional love can do between humans and animals.

I am so happy to see that Bob and his owner are so happy and doing so well.I also have to command James for his courage strength and most importlantly his great kindness and tender heart.

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