A Person who built £1million and lived in a in addition house many thanks to his famed cat now faces getting made homeless once more.
James Bowen, the creator of the finest-selling book A Road Cat Named Bob, claims he is on the verge of being turfed out of his £500,000 residence since he just cannot preserve up the rocketing mortgage loan payments.
The previous busker turned famed due to the stray cat he appeared immediately after and named Bob even though he was residing on the streets and at some point turned into a a lot-liked e book.
His fame even served him get to meet up with the Princess of Wales.
Bowen told the Day-to-day Mail: “I have experienced to sell my dwelling, as the mortgage charges shot via the roof and I cannot afford to own this home any additional.”
He disclosed that he could as soon as again be homeless as early as August 9.
Bowen stated: “Problem is, I will not get paid till soon after I have remaining the property vacant and cleared. I do not even have the income for lease for a short term area until I can locate a new dwelling, which implies that myself, my 4 cats and Chewbie [his shih tzu dog] will be homeless on the 9th as we wait around for some dollars, following shelling out off the home loan, to turn out to be offered to us.”
The 44-year-old former heroin addict has appealed on the internet for urgent economic assist, introducing that everyone who assisted would have their income returned on completion of the sale of the house.
He claimed: “I swear on Bob’s immortal soul, your excellent deed will be rewarded and repaid as before long as I am able to do so.”
Bowen additional that simply because he experienced no money he couldn’t manage to shell out a elimination enterprise to apparent his property and then spend for non permanent storage.
He befriended the ginger cat who he called Bob whilst busing with his guitar in London’s Covent Backyard.
The adorable cat immediately became an attraction both of those with travelers and passers-by who would upload video clips of the pair to YouTube and they grew to become a huge on the internet strike.
His bond with Bob helped Bowen bit by bit withdraw from methadone and defeat his drug difficulty.
He has earlier credited Bob with encouraging him get over his dependency, expressing: “Using medicines is a selfish issue, Bob gave me a little something else to emphasis on.”
Tragedy struck although in June 2020 when Bob, aged 14, was fatally run above with Bowen afterwards admitting he had returned to medication.
He explained to The Sunshine in February this calendar year: “When Bob passed away, he was the adore of my daily life.
“He was my very best buddy and I was wailing in agony and sorrow for months on close.
“I bear in mind sensation suicidal. I felt I wanted it to close. I begun wanting for an escape again and I started out using heroin once a lot more.”
It expense him his planned marriage to fiancée Monika Hertes and virtually his “sanity”.
By final summer months he was getting heroin each individual working day and was back again to the point out he was in before he satisfied Bob.
Nonetheless, he says he has been thoroughly clean because the New Yr.
The story of his beloved cat was turned into the most effective-offering book A Street Cat Named Bob in 2010, which bought a lot more than a million copies in Britain and reached global ideal-seller lists.
It was later turned into a hit film which premiered in 2016 attended by Kate, now Princess of Wales.
Bowen said: “She gave Bob a scratch by the ears. He understood he was in the presence of important folks. We had a minimal chat. She does outstanding get the job done.”
Due to the fact 2012, he has posted six most effective-providing textbooks about his lifestyle and adventures with Bob.