Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat

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The odds had always been stacked against Homer, the little blind kitten nobody wanted. But destiny took a hand the day he met Gwen Cooper, and with the publication twelve years later of the international best seller "Homer’s Odyssey," Homer went from beloved housecat to world-wide star. He became the scourge and darling of the reporters, photographers, videographers, bloggers, and radio hosts who clamored to meet him—dragging his hapless human behind him as he greeted fame with his usual joie de vivre and occasional “catitude.” He became a spokes-cat for the cause of special-needs animals everywhere, and eventually the wise older mentor to the new special-needs kitten who would enter his and Gwen’s lives. Most importantly, Homer taught those who loved him best how to live and die with strength, dignity, and joy—and left behind a rescue community of “Homer’s Heroes” that continues to save countless lives in his name. By turns humorous and tender, this beautifully written, 115-page sequel concludes the adventures of Homer the Blind Wonder Cat—the fearless feline who proved that love isn’t something you see with your eyes, that even the smallest of creatures can make a big difference, and that true love lives forever.

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Paperback
EAN
9780692594186
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GwenCooper
Manufacturer
GwenCooper
Publisher
GwenCooper
Studio
GwenCooper
Title
Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat
Author
Gwen Cooper
ISBN
0692594183
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Book
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ABIS_BOOK
Item Height
8.5 inches
Item Length
5.5 inches
Item Width
0.27 inches
Package Height
0.27 inches
Package Length
8.5 inches
Package Weight
0.45 pounds
Package Width
5.5 inches
Languages - Original Language
English
PublicationDate
2015-12-05
Languages - Published
English
NumberOfPages
116

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Value
5.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2015-12-07
Purchase Price
$9.99
Pros: Great sequel, reading of previous book not necessary for this one
Cons: None
This 115-page memoir is the sequel to "Homer's Odyssey", which spoke of the first twelve years of his life. "Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat" talks about his last four years (he died in August of 2013), as well as coping afterwards - both humans and other cats.

I knew this book would require a lot of tissues. As someone that lost my own 16-year-old cat to illness a month ago today, I knew it would be a lot worse. I was right - I absolutely sobbed. Fitting that I finished reading it shortly after midnight this morning. Anyone who has ever loved and lost a beloved pet will be able to relate to this book with leaps and bounds.

Anyway, one of the really great things is that you don't really have to have read the original book to enjoy this one. There are enough references to things - not too many, but just enough - to make it work. I did read "Homer's Odyssey", but that was quite awhile ago. My eyes were completely glued to this book, all the way to the very last page. I thought I might just read the first chapter last night, but it didn't quite work that way. I should have known - having read "Homer's Odyssey" as well as "Love Saves the Day" (a novel by Gwen Cooper).

I recommend this to all cat-lovers for sure. I think we'll all find things we can relate to in this book. I was amazed at how many things I was able to relate to.
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