Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been... show more
ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.
Publish date: September 7th 2010
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
I've been reading this for a while, but now that I had my blind protagonists read going on, I decided to buckle down and finish. And am I glad I did. There's a lot that doesn't directly involve Homer, but the author's life, or events like 9/11 where the author was separated from her cat? They ...
Not having gotten enough "cat memoir" out of Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean, I followed it up immediately with this book. As a cat memoir, this book is superior, because Homer and Gwen's other cats (Scarlet and Vashti) take center stage...
What a wonderful book. Thankfully, I was following someone on Facebook who shared the author's blog post from 9/11 a few days ago. I was able to find the book easily.I fell in love with Homer just like everyone else who had the pleasure to know him, as well as Scarlett and Vashti. The book was a ...
The Cat Did It; He Made Me Cry Review 3.5 - 4 starsNarrated by Renée RaudmanThe BookI really liked this book. I fell in love with Homer from the moment of the vet's introduction, and fell even deeper in love with each story about Homer. The author had a fluid and clear voice. I found many of he...
If you're an animal lover you'll adore this tale of Homer the Blind Wondercat. He climbs books cases! Catches flies in his mouth in a single bound! Almost put down because no one would take him, Homer's story is touching and amazing. Extra bonus points that, at the time the afterward was written...