By James Bowen
Whilst James Bowen chanced on an injured, ginger highway cat curled up within the hallway of his sheltered lodging, he had no proposal simply how a lot his lifestyles used to be approximately to alter. James used to be dwelling hand to mouth at the streets of London and the very last thing he wanted was once a puppy. but James could not face up to aiding the strikingly clever feline, whom he quick christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob again to health and wellbeing after which despatched the cat on his approach, imagining he could by no means see him back. yet Bob had different principles. quickly the 2 have been inseparable and their different, comedian and infrequently harmful adventures may rework either their lives, slowly therapeutic the scars of every other's bothered pasts. A road Cat Named Bob is a relocating and uplifting tale that would contact the center of an individual who reads it.
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He began following me down the main road. The first time he came as far as the main road, but returned to the block when I shooed him away. The next time he tailed me for a hundred yards or so down the road, towards Tottenham High Road where I got the bus to Covent Garden. A part of me admired his tenacity and sheer perseverance. But another part of me was cursing him. I simply couldn’t shake him off. Each day after that he got further and further - becoming bolder and bolder. Part of me wondered whether one day, after I left him, he’d actually keep going and find somewhere else to go.
To get to the bus stop that would take me to Covent Garden, I had to cross Tottenham High Road, one of the busiest and most dangerous roads in north London.
Last, but far from least, if he stayed with me, he would also be a much calmer, more even-tempered pet. He wouldn’t be so prone to running around like a maniac all the time. By contrast the pros in favour of doing nothing amounted to a very short list. It would avoid him having to undergo a small bit of surgery. That was about it. It was a no-brainer. I rang the vets’ surgery and spoke to a female nurse. I explained my situation and asked whether he was eligible for a free operation. She said yes provided I had a certificate from a vet, which I did after my first visits to sort out his leg and get his flea and worm medications.
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets by James Bowen