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Homer's Odyssey

A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

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Description

BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day.

ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS.
 
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. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.

Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 22, 2009 – Cooper had every intention of saying no to the veterinarian who asked her if she was interested in adopting a four-week-old stray kitten with a particular handicap. She was fresh off a bad breakup, working a low-paying job and living rent-free in a friend's bedroom plus she was worried about the social implications of adding one cat to the two she had already adopted: The neighborhood kids will... say things like 'That's where Old Widow Cooper, the cat lady, lives.' But as soon as she picked up the tiny kitten and he started to purr, she caved. She settled on a name and brought Homer home. His intrepid explorations of his new environs quickly challenged Cooper's expectations of a blind cat. And through 12 years, six moves, several boyfriends and a showdown with a burglar, this tender and affecting book reveals Homer's lessons about love and acceptance and how he transformed Cooper into the woman she had always wanted to be. Photos.

Customer Reviews

Loved it!

This is an amazing book. Not only is it heart warming, but it tells the story of a beloved cat who beats the odds by overcoming being blind. This has to be one of my favorite books, and it should be your favorite, too!

Tar

Great. Homer is a trip. I love cats, having 9 now. Would love Homer as 2 of my cats each have 1 eye. Read this book!!

From one cat lover to another...

Thank you for sharing Homer with the world.

Even if you're not a cat lover, you need to read HOMER'S ODYSSEY for the sheer joke de vivre of this little cat and his humans.

Homer's Odyssey
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Pets
  • Published: Aug 25, 2009
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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