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. But Homer was no ordinary cat. He was a three week old, abandoned, eyeless kitten and Gwen was unable to resist his charm. It was love at first sight.... show more
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. But Homer was no ordinary cat. He was a three week old, abandoned, eyeless kitten and Gwen was unable to resist his charm. It was love at first sight. Homer, tagged as an 'underachiever' from day one, quickly proved his doubters wrong revealing himself to be a tiny dare devil with a giant heart and a passion for adventure. The kitten they said would never be as independent or as playful as the other cats eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path, scaled seven foot bookcases with ease and chased off an intruder in the middle of the night. He even survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Centre. "Homer's Odyssey" is the story of one cats unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, his constant happiness in the face of all obstacles and his ability to inspire and transform Gwen's life. He kept her company through the ups and downs of daily life and by the time she had met the man she would marry Gwen realised Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: love isn't something you see with your eyes.
Publish date: August 25th 2009
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 287
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...