By James Bowen

While James Bowen stumbled on an injured, ginger highway cat curled up within the hallway of his sheltered lodging, he had no inspiration simply how a lot his lifestyles used to be approximately to alter. James was once dwelling hand to mouth at the streets of London and the very last thing he wanted used to be a puppy. but James could not face up to aiding the strikingly clever feline, whom he fast christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob again to healthiness after which despatched the cat on his approach, imagining he might by no means see him back. yet Bob had different rules. quickly the 2 have been inseparable and their varied, comedian and infrequently harmful adventures could 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 guts of an individual who reads it.

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Over the next couple of days he began becoming more like the old Bob. Within three days of the op, he was wolfing down his food just like before. I could tell he was still in the occasional bit of pain. He would wince or come to a sudden stop every now and again, but it wasn’t a major problem. I knew that he’d still have the odd mad half-hour, but I was glad I’d acted. Chapter 4 Ticket To Ride As the fortnight drew to a close, I realised that I had to think about getting Bob out of the flat and back on to the streets.

He kept sticking his head out and watching the world go by. The Abbey Clinic is a small place, sandwiched between a newsagent and a medical centre on a parade of shops on Dalston Lane. We got there in plenty of time for his appointment and found the place packed. It was the usual, chaotic scene, with dogs tugging on their owners’ leashes and growling at the cats inside their smart carriers. Bob stood out like a sore thumb in his improvised carrier so was immediately a target for their aggression.

Really,’ I said. I had just over thirty pounds in the whole world at that point. ‘Afraid so, love,’ the nurse said, looking sympathetic but implacable at the same time. I handed over the thirty pounds in cash and took the change. It was a lot of money for me. A day’s wages. But I knew I had no option: I couldn’t let my new friend down. ‘Looks like we’re stuck with each other for the next fortnight,’ I said to the tom as we headed out of the door and began the long walk back to the flat. It was the truth.

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