I just learned that Street Cat Bob, the star of the movie “A Street Cat Named Bob”, died last month after being hit by a car. As I gaze at the sun this clear morning I see Bob’s bright face in its place. This jaunty little ginger cat brought love, joy, and comfort to millions around the world. I am happy to count myself as one of those fortunate millions. Rest well, Street Cat Bob, and send my love to Diego and Ortoloni.
“My name is James Bowen and I am the author of the Streetcat Bob series of books, my little soulmate has recently passed the rainbow bridge and I don’t ever want to forget him Since 2007 i was privileged to have Streetcat Bob as part of my life and change it for the best, i can never express my gratitude to him for what he did for me but i want to try my best, so i am starting this campaign in hopes of raising funds which I will in turn use to promote more awareness to his legacy and maybe just maybe to make a permanent statue to honour him forever! Im not quite sure what else to say here except that if you know him you know what this is in aid of and i hope you will help to keep that light from his soul to glow on us all one more night in these dark days. With the funds raised I plan to try and get public space for the statue and also to pay for any costs incurred for Bobs remembrance service, also I want to build a memorial garden. I also have two long term goals which I am now going to pursue in his honour which are to Start a trust or Foundation for those who have no voice, wether human or animal I want to be able to pay forward and help however I can. my other project will be about making a documentary series where each episode I will travel to a different city and sleep rough with the local homeless and explore how different societies view homelessness and how their respective governments try to deal with it in an effort to educate myself and the viewer about the realities of being out there in the world with no roof or hope. Bob has inspired me and I know many of you, so I feel this will be something you can all get behind and help to make real, I want to finally point out that I do not plan to use any of this money for myself except to cover the expenses of the projects and memorial funds, I have no need of it personally but I wanted the public to feel they are a part of Bobs legacy!!”
To get more details about the Memorial or to donate, please visit:
Street Cat Bob Memorial.
As many of my readers know, I lost my Best Friend last December. Diego and I watched “A Street Cat Named Bob” many times and supported both James and Bob in their on-going efforts helping charities involved with homelessness, literacy, and animal welfare via Patreon.