I am James Bowen and my cat Bob saved my life. AMA!
Hi there, we are James Bowen and Bob, soul-mates, former street dwellers and the subject of the book A Street Cat Named Bob - And How He Saved My Life. Here's a picture of us, just in case. We met back in 2007 when we were both at a low-point in our lives. James was a former homeless person and recovering drug addict and Bob was a stray cat, roaming the streets of London. James found Bob badly injured outside his apartment and spent the little money he had on medicine for his new feline friend. Bob refused to leave and was soon spending his days and nights working on the streets, first supporting James while he went busking (playing music for cash) and then helping him to sell the homeless magazine, The Big Issue. We were both lost souls really. Together we helped each other back from the brink. A Street Cat Named Bob is the international best-selling account of our adventures. So we're delighted to be here at Reddit where you are welcome to Ask Us Anything? James will be doing the talking, obviously. Bob's smart, but not that smart!
Disclaimer: I have someone typing out my responses but all of the answers will be 100% my words.