Schriftsteller James Bowen trauert um seinen Kater Bob, den Streuner. Das Tier hatte ihn eigenen Angaben zufolge aus seiner Drogensucht. Mit „Bob, der Streuner“ wurde der rothaarige Kater des Straßenmusikers James Bowen weltberühmt. Die Fellnase verhalf dem Mann zu einem. James Bowen, geboren im März in Surrey, ist ein ehemaliger Straßenmusiker aus der Nähe von London. Lange Zeit hielt James sich leidlich mit.
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Tensions arose and the arrangement did not last. In time, he began sleeping on the streets. For the next few years, Bowen either slept in the streets or stayed in shelters, most of the time terrified of his surroundings.
He began using heroin to deal with the pain from being homeless. In spring , Bowen was enrolled on a methadone programme, busking in Covent Garden , and living in a supported housing programme in Tottenham , London.
One evening he returned home to find a ginger cat in the hallway of his building. Assuming it belonged to another resident, he simply returned to his flat.
When the cat was still there the following day, and the day after that, Bowen became concerned and discovered the cat was wearing no collar or ID tag, was too thin, had a very unhealthy coat, scratches on its face and an infected wound on his leg.
Bowen checked with other residents to see if the stray belonged to any of them, and when none of them claimed ownership of the animal Bowen decided to help the cat.
To make sure the cat received the full two-week course of medication, Bowen took him in for a time, while he continued to look for the stray's owner.
When he couldn't find any information, he released the cat back on to the street, hoping he'd find his own way home.
Instead, the cat began to follow Bowen around, even following him onto the bus when he left to go busking. Concerned that the cat had nowhere else to go, Bowen took him in permanently, naming him Bob after the character Killer BOB from the television drama Twin Peaks.
Since Bob constantly followed James when he was going to work, he got him a harness for safety and allowed him to come along to his regular spots in Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus , travelling in the window seat of the number 73 bus.
The public reaction was positive and the pair became famous, their visibility increasing still further when Bowen began selling The Big Issue.
During this time, Bowen decided to conclude his methadone treatment. He credits this development to Bob, saying "I believe it came down to this little man.
He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body. He is what I wake up for every day now.
Bob was kept as an indoor cat in his later life, occasionally being walked in his harness in a local park by James.
A purpose-built catio was commissioned by James to allow Bob secure access to their garden. The cause of death was determined to be haematoma from a head-on collision with a car, the driver of which remains unknown.
Earlier in , Bob had finished filming his scenes for A Gift From Bob ,  the sequel to the film adaptation. Bowen and Bob's public appearances attracted the attention of the Islington Tribune , which first published his story in September Since its publication the book has sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone,  has been translated into 30 languages, and spent over 76 weeks at the top of The Sunday Times ' bestseller list in both its hardback and paperback editions.
The World According to Bob continues the story of Bowen and Bob's lives on the street, including the period leading up to their meeting with his agent Mary Pachnos.
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