“It’s incredible,” said Bowen. “When I first saw Bob on this doorstep, I never thought this is where I’d be today.”
I love this true story and I read the book written by James Bowen to describe his and Bob’s journey when it was first published in 2012 and it made me cry. Now I’m a sucker for a happy ending and this one involves a cat, that looks not too dissimilar to our family cat, so it was always going to be a winner in my eyes. More importantly this was a story of addiction and escape from it and the hope and change that recovery can bring.
“I think I’ve opened people’s eyes to things they never understood properly,” said Bowen of the book’s success. “I never ever thought I would be able to turn my life around … and be the voice of people who can’t be heard.”
Why I am I sharing this? Because the companionship of Bob helped James in the same way that I feel the companionship of the sober blogging community helps me. I also consider that mine is a voice that cannot be heard. I’m a drinker who had a problem that needed help where traditional support does not exist and yet here it is – in the very ether around me. I would have been reclaimed and drowned by the sea of booze if I didn’t have the life-line of all of you. I thank you all for your support from the very being of my soul that is rediscovering itself slowly but surely now that I am hangover free xx
Edited to add 21/10/16