Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

A Five Star Pick

Homer's OdysseyI have wanted to talk about Cooper’s book for a long time.  I loved it so much that I bought it as a gift for a friend.  I wanted to share my affection for this book with a fellow cat lover.  It isn’t about the classic story by Homer, but the brave little fur baby that stars in this pet memoir takes after the famous adventurer in spirit.  The author relates how she adopted a blind black kitten into her home that already had two adult cats.  If she had not saved him, he would have been put down.  It quickly becomes clear how he leaves a paw print on the author’s heart but he also shows how capable he is of surviving and testing the limits with his disability.  In fact, after reading the memoir, you wouldn’t believe he was blind—that’s how courageous and comfortable he was with his situation.  As he never had sight before, he didn’t know what he was missing and his other senses naturally heightened to help him cope.  He pushed boundaries without knowing the dangers and always came out stronger in the end.  His personality is to be admired and makes one think of the limitless possibilities one can have when faced with a physical challenge.  My favorite part is when Homer has the guts to scare off an intruder who threatens Cooper’s well-being.  Without seeing, he had become a giant, nonetheless.  This book is a testament to beating the odds and giving inspiration to those who may feel less than whole.  It made the author see life in a different light.  Also, it is a no-brainer for feline fans.  After reading Cooper’s book, you’ll respect cats even more.

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