Mews and Nips: A Street Cat Named Bob Comes to the Big Screen


I am so excited that one of my favorite cat books of all time, A Street Cat Named Bob, is coming to the big screen. I fell in love with James Bowen and Bob when the book was first published in 2012, and it has been such a joy to watch the pair’s incredible success over the last few years. Filming for “Bob, The Movie” (a title has yet to be announced) will begin in October. The part of James will be played by British actor Luke Treadaway. It’s still a mystery who will play Bob, although when I asked James about this in an exclusive interview two years ago, his response was ” He would have to play himself I think. There’s no one quite like him.”  Click here to read more about the upcoming movie in The Guardian.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat last week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reflected on the importance of a change of scenery, on Monday, we offered solutions for frustrating litter box problems, on Tuesday, we warned you about a new cat toy we consider dangerous, on Wednesday, we reviewed the Scratch Beam from the Felix Katnip Tree Company, on Thursday, we celebrated Allegra’s 6th birthday, and on Friday, we told you that the fabulous line of Vesper Cat Furniture is now widely available from Amazon and other retailers.

Today’s video compilation of cats eating watermelon seemed like a nice way to celebrate the last two weeks of summer. Even though cats supposedly can’t taste sweets, some cats clearly love watermelon – and in case you’re wondering, watermelon is safe for cats as long as you remove the seeds.

Have a great weekend!

Photo via The Guardian

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: A Street Cat Named Bob Comes to the Big Screen

  1. toni / rctees
    August 30, 2015 at 9:11 am (5 years ago)

    Such an inspiring success story….all brought about because a man loved a cat.

    I’m thrilled beyond belief for James, Bob and all involved. Thank you again Ingrid for introducing them to us. Proof, that there are good things happening in the world. I do wish the mainstream media would share more uplifting stories like theirs. They should take a lesson from you.

    Thanks for the update : )

    • Ingrid
      August 30, 2015 at 9:23 am (5 years ago)

      Aww, thanks, Toni. I try to bring positive stories to all of you. 🙂

  2. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    August 29, 2015 at 11:33 am (5 years ago)

    I can’t wait to see the movie – it should be wonderful! Loved the video – I imagine my Peanut and Jazmine would be the watermelon lovers in our house!

  3. Janine
    August 29, 2015 at 7:53 am (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful story. I can’t wait to see the movie.

  4. Rudolph.A.Furtado
    August 29, 2015 at 4:24 am (5 years ago)

    Celibrity cat “BOB” closely resembles my 6 year old traditional Persian tomcat “Matata” in facial looks as shown in the photograph.A rare miracle of a combination of human and animal companionship that resulted in benefit tio both and later also a financial jackpot with celebrity status.

    • Ingrid
      August 29, 2015 at 6:06 am (5 years ago)

      It’s an amazing rescue story, Rudolph, isn’t it? Truly a case of “who rescued who?”


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