Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A Street Cat Named Bob - James Bowen

A Street Cat Named Bob - James Bowen (2012)

James is a recovering Heroin addict, who when he wonders home one evening finds a scrappy looking ginger tom sitting outside his apartment.  Eventually he realises he isn't going away so lets him into have some food, and sleep.  Seeing an abscess on his leg, he gets it treated with the vet, and tries to get him back on the street in case he can find his way home.

But Bob, isn't having any of it, and follows James around.  Becoming inseperable, James ends up taking Bob with ime into town, first busking and then when he ends up getting a job selling the Big Issue.

As he realises that Bob depends on him for food, warmth and  companionship James makes decisions in his own life, to give up the methadone treatment, and to reform connections with his estranged family.

A sweet story about a couple of mates.  4/5 as it made me smile on a night of insomnia, when I finally got a couple of hours sleep at 4.30am.

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