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January 31, 2013 7:09 AM   Subscribe

James Bowen is a young man for whom life hasn’t always been kind. But a chance meeting on the streets of London where he was selling The Big Issue with Bob, his ginger cat, and Mary Pachnos, a literary agent, changed his life forever. Also Bob has a twitter like all the cool cats.
posted by Mezentian (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
And now there's gonna be a movie! Great story, thanks for sharing.
posted by tatiana131 at 7:28 AM on January 31, 2013


Amazing!


However:

James has known many cats in his life and said that he feels that ginger cats are the most intelligent.

I am currently watching one trying to eat a piece of carpet fuzz but I guess Mr. Smart-Bob-Haver is entitled to his feelings.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:41 AM on January 31, 2013 [5 favorites]


Aww, James and Bob! I used to see them frequently outside Islington tube station, always a highlight.

(psst. the twitter link is sending me to the new post page for the blue though)
posted by halcyonday at 7:53 AM on January 31, 2013


I think metafilter is infested with cat pr ops and this week they are working overtime to combat the knowledge of baby rabbit slaughter
posted by angrycat at 7:55 AM on January 31, 2013


"I think metafilter is infested with cat pr ops and this week they are working overtime to combat the knowledge of baby rabbit slaughter"

Suspicious username you have there!
posted by broadway bill at 7:59 AM on January 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


Behind every great man there's a great woman cat.
posted by MuffinMan at 8:06 AM on January 31, 2013


Ah, I read the man's name as 'James Brown'.. I thought 'The Big Issue' was maybe his first album featuring Bob. The rest of the sentence didn't make a whole lot of sense.
posted by xorry at 8:41 AM on January 31, 2013


I've had the pleasure of meeting both James and Bob out on the street. James seems like a really nice guy, and Bob is an orange ball of fuzz and awesome. Proof of the latter: I took this photo of Bob outside of the Covent Garden tube station last April.

(Yes, he's wearing a little scarf. He has fans who knit them for him.)
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 10:26 AM on January 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


My late kitty was named Bob and I miss her dearly. I fully approve of this awesome story and I wish both Bob and James more success and tuna.
posted by ooga_booga at 11:28 AM on January 31, 2013


Thanks
posted by rmhsinc at 12:04 PM on January 31, 2013


Irk. I seem to have futzed the Twitter link.
Here is the right one.
No idea how I did that. Sorry everyone.
(Thanks to Muffin Man for the heads up).

He has a Facebook too.

I heard about this on the BBC last night. Couldn't find a link at the time, but here it is.
posted by Mezentian at 2:27 PM on January 31, 2013


[Fixed the twitter link (just fyi, if you flag the comment containing link correction, we'll see that and fix the post)]
posted by taz at 12:16 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


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