Thursday, 5 June 2014

A Street Cat Named Bob



I love reading, but am struggling with it a bit at the moment because my concentration is so terrible. However, I had no problems reading this gorgeous book by James Bowen.



James documents his journey after meeting a stray ginger cat, who he names Bob. I’m a cat lover anyway, but if I hadn’t have been before, I would definitely have changed my opinion after reading this. He presents Bob as a real character, possessing human qualities like empathy and understanding, as James goes through difficult situations.

I was taken through a whole range of emotions, from love to worry and from warmth to shock, as I read just how awful street performers can be treated. I don’t want to spoil to story if you’re yet to read it, but all I can say is that dogs aren’t the only 'man’s best friend' in the animal world.

If you’d like to see more of James and Bob, you can find videos of them on YouTube, such as the one below.



Have you read this book, or have I encouraged you to pick it up? Are you a cat lover, or do you prefer other animals?



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10 comments:

  1. I read this a few years ago and I loved it too. I now have a cat (I didn't when I read this) and you're right when you say dogs aren't the only mans best friend!

    Ashleigh xx
    http://indulgenceofahousewife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're so right Ashleigh as my cat is definitely my best friend :) xx

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  2. I read this last year, I love it. :) Mainly because I'm obsessed with cats. I want to meet Bob.

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    1. I'm glad you loved it too Isabel - I want to meet Bob as well! xx

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  3. Yeah I agree with you totally this is a great book about a fella that has got out of his horrid past with the help of a ginger tom :)

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    1. Absolutely Terry - it's amazing what a difference an animal can make to someone's life xx

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  4. I love this book so much! Such a beautiful story
    love victoriajanex
    xx

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    1. Thanks Vicki, it's a lovely story isn't it :) xx

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  5. I love this book too, there's also a follow up - The World According to Bob - it's equally as good.
    Rach x

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    1. Oo thank you for telling me that Rachel - I will have to look out for it as I loved this one! xx

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