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Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love… (edició 2010)

de Gwen Cooper (Autor)

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A pet rescue volunteer and literacy outreach coordinator describes her relationship with a three-pound blind cat whose daredevil character and affectionate personality saw the author through six moves, a burglary, and the healing of her broken heart.
Membre:stowne385
Títol:Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
Autors:Gwen Cooper (Autor)
Informació:Bantam (2010), Edition: Illustrated, 320 pages
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Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat de Gwen Cooper

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This was just so lovely. ( )
  infjsarah | Sep 12, 2020 |
Homer is a small, black cat. He was found as a very young stray and brought into a vet's office with a terrible eye infection. The vet had to remove his eyes to save his life, and then tried to find him a home. Gwen took him in. Even though he couldn't see, Homer soon found his way around the apartment by touch; his hearing and sense of smell were also remarkably sensitive. The story recounts his many exploits- some funny, others just amazing, or incredibly brave- he once chased an intruder from their home, and regularly would climb heights or leap up onto furniture, shelves, etc that he knew were there even though couldn't see it. Funny how Gwen was the vet's last resort before sending Homer to a shelter- nobody wanted a blind kitten- yet as Gwen's friends, roommates and family got to know Homer, everybody loved him. She always had offers to leave him behind if she couldn't keep him (she had two other cats). He was just so engaging, bold, inquisitive and amusing. Most of all, his audacity and eagerness to be involved in life inspired Gwen when she had difficulties of her own. I thought the book would get tiresome when it shifted from talking mostly about the blind kitten to going over Gwen's struggles to find a new place to live, deal with a string of job losses, relationships with different boyfriends, moving back in with her parents and then out again- but through it all, her concern for her cats, especially Homer's safety- and tying things she learned from them back into her own story kept it intriguing. Then near the end of the book, something huge happens which I did not see coming, and I suddenly could not put the it down. I knew (of course) of this incident but had never read the aftermath described in such detail. This was a much better read than I expected going into it. Even the final chapters, about a new relationship the author got into, and how her three cats won over her boyfriend-then-husband (who was much more of a "dog person" at first) was really good.

from the Dogear Diary ( )
  jeane | Jul 21, 2020 |
absolutely loved it ( )
  BATGRLGOTHAMCITY | Apr 27, 2018 |
In the afterward, Gwen Cooper wrote "the one thing that nearly every single reader who's written to me has said is that they hugged their own cats a little bit closer after reading this book."

I know I did. Even when they squirmed :). ( )
  SoubhiKiewiet | Mar 20, 2018 |
This book was, for me, simply amazing. I even cried a little towards the end when there was something with Homer (I won't spoil what). I found this whole book incredibly moving and motivational. It made me want to hug my own cats a little closer when I was done reading it.

I read this book in less than 12 hours (finishing well after midnight), completely unable to put it down until I had finished Homer's story. And what an odyssey it was. ( )
  Serenova_Phoenix | Jun 26, 2017 |
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                              Homer, The Odyssey
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The idea of someone having nothing but love to give, yet being unable to find anybody who wanted that love, struck me as unbearably tragic. (p. 29)
How does he get around? they'll ask. On his legs, I answer. (p. 10)
So I didn't adopt Homer because he was cute and little and sweet, or because he was helpless and needed me. I adopted him because when you think you see something so fundamentally worthwhile in someone else, you don't look for the reasons—like bad timing or a negative bank balance- that might keep it out of your life. You commit to being strong enough to build your life around it, no matter what. (p. 30)
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