In Spring 2007, Bowen was enrolled on a methadone programme, busking in Covent Garden, and living in a supported housing programme in Tottenham, London. One evening he returned home to find a ginger cat in the hallway of his building. Assuming it belonged to another resident, he simply returned to his flat. When the cat was still there the following day, and the day after that, Bowen became concerned and discovered the cat was wearing no collar or ID tag, and had an infected wound on his leg. Bowen checked with other residents to see if the stray belonged to any of them, and when none of them claimed ownership of the animal Bowen decided to help the cat himself.
According to the account in A Street Cat Named Bob, Bowen took the cat to the nearby Blue Cross clinic, which provided antibiotics to treat the infected wound. To make sure the cat received the full two-week course of medication, Bowen took him in for a time, while he continued to look for the stray’s owner. When he couldn’t find any information, he released the cat back on to the street, hoping he’d find his own way home. Instead, he began to follow Bowen around, even following him onto the bus when he left to go busking. Concerned that the cat had nowhere else to go, Bowen took him in permanently, naming him Bob after a character from the television drama Twin Peaks.
Since Bob constantly followed James when he was going to work, he got him a harness for safety and allowed him to come along to his regular spots in Covent Garden and Piccadilly, travelling in the window seat of the number 73 bus. The public reaction was positive and the pair became popular, their visibility increasing still further when Bowen began selling The Big Issue. The public began uploading videos of Bowen and Bob to YouTube, and tourists would visit Covent Garden to see them. During this time, Bowen decided to conclude his methadone treatment. He credits this development to Bob, saying "I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body. He is what I wake up for every day now... he’s definitely given me the right direction to live my life."
53 11012 hours ago
THIS IS AN OLDIE BUT SUCH A SWEETIE ❤️ #love@jklamlam2 ・・・
・・・Steevie Cheetara: Rescued by @animalsynergy, adopted by @letsputabirdonit / @cassaroo and loved by all of us. ❤️ 🔶 By @animalsynergy: "No eyes, no problemo. Blindness, no big deal...She is Stevie Cheetara & she is forever-ever loved.
We are so proud of all the people who come together on behalf of these amazing love nuggets - it's such a wild ride & a total privilege... Stevie Cheetara is living proof of this wild ride. She is pain free, loved madly & celebrated daily by Cassie & her family.
Stevie was rescued, fostered (loved, healed) and then adopted. She went from brutally busted to beautifully magnificent. Fostering & adopting is so rewarding & saves lives - go out and reward yourself today!
We love these beings with all of our hearts. We do not pity the so called "differences" - that would be a great disservice to these beautiful beings - instead, we celebrate their unique qualities, treat their medical needs, honor their amazingness, cherish their resilience, love them madly and learn from them. We celebrate them by sharing their stories. We do this to spread awareness, teach acceptance & promote positive change. Together, We are the revolution of love. #bethechange #foster #doit #normalisboring #animalsynergy #YESSSSSSS" #freethechi
35 19308 hours ago
THIS COP IS BUSTING A DOGFIGHTING RING - AND THE DOGS CANT STOP THANKING HIM.
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127 361211 hours ago
EXTREMELY URGENT SITUATION🆘
THE VILLAGERS ARE POISONING 2 MOMS SND THEIR PUPPIES AND HAVE DESTROYED THE SHELTER SET UP FO THEM. THESE ACTIVISTS NEED OUR HELP TO SECURE A SAFE AND WARM SHELTER, FOOD AND MEDS FOR THEM. Please check out their page👉🏼 @sbht_lovesdogs_
We are not only struggling with financial problems, we are also struggling with heartless people.
We have built shelters for these puppies but the villagers demolished them.
They also threw away the food that we left.
They are harrassing and threatening us!!
SO WE NEED HOMES OR A SECURE PLACE FOR THESE POOR PUPPİES!!
HELP! HELP HELP!!
WILL BE DESTROYED TODAY!!🆘 This gorgeous 2 year old has so much love to give 💔
Repost @animalrescuers4life 🆘🆘🆘 Simba dies TODAY unless you save him! Greensboro, NC 🆘🆘🆘 #dogsofinstagram@Regranned from @pawsitivepawsrescues - SIMBA DIES TUESDAY!!! Don't let this gorgeous 2 yr old 45 lb. HUSKY MIX die. Owner Surrender.
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Simba is an intact male husky mix, 2 years old and 45 lbs. He was an owner surrender on 11/20. He comes out of the kennel fine, is very aloof, and uninterested in treats, attention, but slightly interested in the other dog we brought out to meet him.
Simba meeting the other dog: . - #regrann
CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!💞🍃 #milkisforbabycows@veganicecream4life
RepostBy @sampavegan: "Os animais não são alimentos, são amigos! .
Assim como nós, eles querem viver. Assim como os animais que amamos e compartilham as nossas casas eles também querem viver. Não há absolutamente nenhuma distinção moral entre este lindo animal e o cão.
Ele adora se divertir exatamente como o cachorro.
Ele sente medo, assim como o cachorro. Ele irá recuar diante da violência igual faz o cão. Ele irá se acovarda, assim como o cão. Se você queimar este animal com uma chama, ele não vai tentar afastar-se exatamente como um cão faria?
Ele irá responder ao carinho e amor, devolvendo carinho e amor, assim como um cão.
Não há diferença moral.
A única diferença é a nossa ignorância. A mentira e dessensibilização que foi nos ensinado, para amar um animal e comer o outro Não decidimos por nós mesmos que estes animais seria comida e os cães seriam menbros familiar. A decisão foi tomada por nós no momento em que começamos a comer estes animais a seculos atrás. Mas hoje nós temos uma escolha. Escolha a compaixão. Porque ser vegano é mais do que dizer que "eu amo animais". Ser vegano significa que precisamos rejeitar a exploração e a violência de todos os seres sensíveis. Se você não os ama pelo menos, respeite-os o suficiente para deixá-los sozinhos. Reconheça o seu valor moral como indivíduos conscientes. Parar de pagar para eles serem avidamente criados, alimentados e serem assassinados. Ninguém, que tenha qualquer coerência moral, pode-se admitir que o que fazemos aos animais não humanos, por mero prazer e conveniência é de forma alguma certo ou justificável. É a exploração, a escravidão e assassinato sem motivo, mais os nossos paladares e ganância. Se você não é vegano, por favor, pergunte-se honestamente, como isso é moralmente aceitável? Ouça a sua consciência.
SEJA VEGANO 💚🌱
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