By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
Every once in a while I come across a book that I can’t put down. I started reading A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen while my husband was watching TV. The room was noisy, and like a cat, I can be easily distracted. However, I tuned everything out and focused on James Bowen’s story about a cat named Bob who saved James’ life.
Recovering from drugs and living a threadbare existence, things changed when James met Bob, who was also down on his luck. The orange tabby was scruffy, hurt, and hungry. He appeared one day on a neighbor’s doorstep. James knocked on the door, and the neighbor said it wasn’t his cat. So James decided to bring Bob home.
Over the course of several weeks, James nursed Bob back to good health. While taking care of Bob, James found a purpose. He was responsible for someone else, and he took this role seriously.
Bob Follow James to Work
James worked as a street musician on the streets of London; Bob would follow him on his long trip to work, which included a bus ride. When James set up shop, Bob would plop himself down in James’ guitar case. People admired the handsome orange tabby with the pink nose; they would slow down, listen, and toss coins and bills into the guitar case.
James shares a lot of adventures with Bob. The time Bob got lost, I read frantically worrying about Bob.
Enter to Win A Copy of the Book
I don’t want to give the story away. It’s an entertaining read, and I know you will enjoy it. What I do want to do is give away a few copies of the book to Pet News and Views’ readers. At the end of this post, leave a comment, and I will put all of the names together at Random.com. Three winners will be picked.
The book, A Street Cat Named Bob And How He Saved My Life, is published by St. Martin’s Press. It’s a best seller in the U.K., and is being optioned for a movie. You can also read Bob and James’ blog and order their book by clicking here. To enter the contest, leave a comment in the comments section of this blog. Good luck! The contest ends August 8, 2013.
A Note from Michele: The contest is closed. Thanks to all of you for entering and for reading Pet News and Views.