Recovering drug addict James Bowen’s life was at a low ebb in the spring of 2007. On methadone as part of a programme to wean him off heroin, he was barely scraping an existence busking in London’s Covent Garden, when he returned to his sheltered accommodation in Tottenham one evening to find a ginger tom on the doorstep.
The thin mangy moggy seemed as lonely and hopeless as James, who took pity on the animal and began feeding him. After a local search failed to yield an owner, James took the stray in, an arrangement that filled as much a need in him as in the cat, whom he christened Bob.
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