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Goodbye Streetcat Bob :(

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Coffeebiscuitsrepeat Tue 16-Jun-20 17:57:10

So sad to hear this!

www.thebookseller.com/news/james-bowen-says-goodbye-unforgettable-bob-cat-1206791

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theprincessmittens Tue 16-Jun-20 17:59:15

Rest in peace Bob ❤️

Prawnofthepatriarchy Tue 16-Jun-20 18:08:17

How sad. And 14 is no great age for a cat. He was a strikingly intelligent and handsome animal.

mbosnz Tue 16-Jun-20 18:09:09

RIP Bob. You had one hell of a life.

flumposie Tue 16-Jun-20 18:12:59

Rest in peace Bob.

Mrsnippycat Tue 16-Jun-20 18:20:16

Sleep well Bob flowers

iamMadameX Tue 16-Jun-20 18:24:42

Oh bless, such sad news, loved the books and how he turned James life around.

Coffeebiscuitsrepeat Tue 16-Jun-20 18:40:07

Both Bob and James were inspirations! Poor James must be totally devastated losing him 😢

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Aintgointogoa Tue 16-Jun-20 18:41:42

Prawnofthepatriarchy

How sad. And 14 is no great age for a cat. He was a strikingly intelligent and handsome animal.

I have been in floods of tears about this. Sluices well and truly opened. I remember this story unfolding. I didn’t get to meet them, I think at the time they were in Camden and just didn’t get round to it. (My dear senior cat has just turned 15 and had a health scare this year, I am trying to get my head around the fact that I may not see him alive again so this touched a raw nerve) RIP Bob, you most splendid cat 🌈❤️

SquatBetty Tue 16-Jun-20 18:43:21

I saw Bob (and presumably James!) outside Angel tube years ago. I was gob smacked in amazement at seeing a cat just sitting there looking perfectly calm and relaxed outside a busy tube station on a busy road. RIP Bob

frankie001 Tue 16-Jun-20 18:54:00

I saw them on Goodge Street many years ago.
Lovely cat.

purpleme12 Tue 16-Jun-20 18:59:15

I've met them it's so sad :-(
he must be devastated

PussInBin20 Tue 16-Jun-20 18:59:19

Ahh I saw him at the London Cat show in January but he was more interested in going outside so I didn’t get a picture! So sad.

Suzysleep Tue 16-Jun-20 19:00:45

To be fair, James doesn't know how old Bob was when he found him - the announcement just says he was "at least" 14. So sad, I was on the same tube as them once, so start struck! RIP Bob x

WhentheRabbitsWentWild Tue 16-Jun-20 19:12:28

What @Suzysleep said

Rest in Peace Bob . James saved you and you saved James .
You are and always will be a star.

Goldistheanswer Tue 16-Jun-20 19:31:22

My dd is in tears at the news. She is autistic and absolutely adores cats. Bob was a beautiful looking cat and with such an amazing temperament. Rest In Peace Bob. You’ll be missed. 🌈⭐️

GingerBeverage Tue 16-Jun-20 19:35:56

Oh no that last line - I'm bawling.

Coffeebiscuitsrepeat Tue 16-Jun-20 19:51:49

I'm watching the film now in his honour (you can buy it from Amazon Video for £5)... This is going to be emotional! The cat scenes are all played by Bob himself. 😢

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threesmallcows Wed 17-Jun-20 22:27:39

Beautiful, beautiful Bob. We will never forget you. Love to you, James. So sorry.flowers

Idontbelieveit12 Wed 17-Jun-20 22:29:49

I cried when I heard yesterday, what a truly special cat. I hope James will be ok without him. We met them at a book signing a few years ago.

HeIenaDove Wed 17-Jun-20 22:34:31

I started a thread. I didnt realize there was this one. RIP Bob you handsome gorgeous intelligent boy. flowers sad bear

Our late cat who died in Oct 2016 used to follow DH to the corner shop wait under a hedge and follow him back.

whoissylvia Thu 18-Jun-20 00:59:38

God rest his furry soul

TinyPigeon Thu 18-Jun-20 01:03:19

Bless. What a lovely cat. Hated the book though honestly.

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