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Wonderful, uplifting, fast read of redemption and healing; a must read.,
This review is from: A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets (Hardcover)
Praise to James Bowen and Bob! I think Mr. Bowen and his editor did a fabulous job with the narrative of this book and in conveying the journey he and Bob have made together from drug addiction and living rough on the streets to a more stable and responsible existence. This book is a fine example of the healing powers of animals in giving someone without much hope something to live and strive for; to be a better person. As the quote goes, "My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog (in this case, cat) already thinks I am", so does Mr. Bowen try to become that person and succeeds very nicely. The prose is very down to earth and straight-forward and Mr. Bowen does not allow himself to be a victim and takes full responsibility for the actions which landed him on the streets. I love the theme of second chances in this book and that you've got to be able to recognize and act upon them. And obviously Bob is one uncommon cat as I've found ginger tabbies so often are, and very attached to his person, James. I hope this book changes both their lives for the better and may they have nothing but health and prosperity from this point forward.
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Initial post: May 26, 2014 9:19:00 AM PDT
I agree, there is something magical about ginger tabbies. I didn't have much knowledge or experience with cats until a couple of years ago. A dear friend passed and while I adopted one that I fell instantly madly in love with there was just something about this HUGE ginger tom at first sight. Each time I'd go to the house to see her sister who was cleaning out I'd look for him. Easy to spot because of his size compared to the others. Well, he too is with me now and is my angel. His personality is like no other and with me he's like Velcro. Sometimes I think they know how much you need them.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2014 9:55:22 AM PST
Thank you so much for sharing about your love for your kitties - it is so heartwarming. I love what you said about the Velcro! My 4 cats show their attachment to me in 4 different ways, and they do seem to know I need them. I have not read the book yet, but plan on it.
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