This tale centers on a marvel. Regarding the red-furred wonder who gave a heroin addict who was homeless a new lease on life and made him wealthy. Regarding Bob, a remarkable cat.
This story starts with a young man who was unfortunate enough to still have a family and a home, but who was unable to find a place for himself. James Bowen was born on March 15, 1979, in the English county of Surrey. The family split up, though, and James’ mother took him to Australia. She was there waiting for a string of schools. Because he lacked the time to develop friends and was frequently bullied by his peers, James dropped out of high school
In order to live with his elder paternal half-sister and her husband, Bowen returned to England when he was 18 years old. However, the marriage did not last, and James started spending more and more nights on the streets. He soon permanently left his house and began making a money by playing the guitar in parks and on the streets while camped out or staying in barracks. He started using heroin because of depression and a mental breakdown.
People are unwilling to listen. All they can make out is the person who they assume wants to ride for free but at their expense. They are unaware that I am working and not begging. I’m trying to support myself. I don’t slouch just because I don’t carry a briefcase, wear a coat and tie, or sit in front of a computer. John Bowen
In an effort to leave the drug scene, James began participating in the methadone program in the spring of 2007. He resided in a small room provided by the council and played in Covent Garden’s streets.
When he got home one day, he discovered a ginger cat in the living room. James calmly closed the door, leaving the animal outside after determining that it belonged to one of the tenants. But the cat returned the following day and the day after that. When Bowen examined the animal, he didn’t find a collar or a tag for identification, but he did notice that the unhappy guy had injured his paw and needed treatment. James then made the decision to save the cat personally, whom Bob named after the figurehead of evil in the fantastic Twin Peaks television series.
Cats are renowned for being picky. They decide who they want to adore. A cat will leave his owner and seek out someone else if he does not like them. Bowens, James
James gained inner strength after encountering a being who continued to live in a worse predicament than himself. He treated the cat’s paw and helped get rid of the flea infestation. In contrast to his freedom-loving brethren, Bob was content to travel with James to Covent Garden, where he peacefully and proudly sat on the musician’s shoulder throughout concerts, writes pawmypets.com
A simple and straightforward story won the world. A Road Cat Called Bob by James has been translated into many languages, from Russian to Japanese.