Last night, in my slightly weary state after a fabulous weekend with my 3 best friends, I tucked up under a duvet and watched a film called ‘A street cat named Bob’. 

I’d heard about this film, I’ve been planning to read the book for a while, and I’d heard good things. The film was heartwarming, heartbreaking and hasn’t quite left my brain almost 13 hours after watching it.

The long and short is a homeless heroin addict called James is trying to get clean and turn his life around and when things are looking pretty bad for him, a stray cat called Bob comes into his life and helps him refocus and concentrate on the important things to him. The story is based on true events and really does demonstrate the horrors of homelessness, poverty and drug addiction. It also reaffirms my theory that good things happen to good people with the right support system.

I did a bit of googling to James Bowen’s background. He developed mental illnesses before his drug use which became worse over time and he turned to heroin to escape the realities of life.

The story has a really happy ending and to mine and Darcie’s relief, the cat is still alive and well. 

Everyone deserves a cat named Bob or really a second chance at life.

As the film perfectly sums up, ‘there’s a famous quote I read somewhere. It says we are all given second chances every day of our lives. They are there for the taking, it’s just that we don’t usually take them.’ 

I felt it only right to debut Darcie’s ‘Bob’, Milo on here as he’s pretty much the same cat anyway! 


Positive of the day: Game of Thrones is back on our screens tonight