BOB THE STREET CAT, BEST FRIEND OF ONCE-HOMELESS MAN JAMES BOWEN, HAS BEGUN A NEW JOURNEY. ONE JAMES CANNOT BE A PART OF RIGHT NOW.
Bob played a starring role not only in James Bowen’s personal journey, in fact, James is quoted as saying “Bob saved his life.” An act that meant so much to James he wrote a bestselling book called “A Street Cat Named Bob.”
However, after becoming such an integral part of James’s life, Bob has sadly crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 14.
Hodder & Stoughton, who published the book released a statement on Tuesday confirming Bob’s passing.
The statement read: “As James and Bob continued to find fans all over the world, Bob led an incredible life meeting well-wishers at book signings, traveling the world and coping with feline fame. He was an extraordinary cat who will be greatly missed.”
Bob’s owner, James added: “Bob saved my life. It’s as simple as that. He gave me so much more than companionship. With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I’d been missing. The success we achieved together through our books and films was miraculous. He’s met thousands of people, touched millions of lives. There’s never been a cat like him. And never will again.
“I feel like the light has gone out in my life. I will never forget him.”
James, a homeless man, and recovering addict had met Bob back in 2007 after finding him abandoned and injured.
He was to discover while helping heal Bob, he was at the same time healing himself too. The pair would go on to become inseparable, and at the same time famous throughout the world.