A Street Cat Named Bob DVD

HI everyone! Prancie has a little crush on Bob.

I finally got the dvd from the library. It was a good movie, but not nearly as good as the book. For those of you who have had your head buried in a litter box, this is the story of how a stray cat helped a recovering drug addict stay clean. I think almost all of you are familiar with his story.

My husband had not read the book so he loved the movie. He insisted his little orange cat

( Prancie) sit on his lap while watching it too 🙂



  1. “He insisted his little orange cat (Prancie) sit on his lap … ”
    Aww. Cat daddies are extra special. Prancie’s beautiful. I haven’t read the book or seen the movie – but I”m so glad you posted about this so I’d get on it!

  2. I haven’t seen it, but my human has. She liked it, and it was fun to know that Bob played himself (although she wasn’t 100% sure most of the time when it was Bob and when it was a stand-in).

  3. The book is on out to do list and I’ll have mom see if our library has the movie. Prancie looks great modeling the DVDs!!

  4. We’ve always thought the story of Bob and his “caretaker” was super special – I bet it was a great movie!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  5. I love that your husband insisted Prancie enjoy the movie with him! I haven’t seen the movie but I want to. I have read a couple of Bob books and I enjoyed them. Have you ever read any of Deric Longden’s books about his cats? The first one I read was “The Cat Who Came In From The Cold” and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Good Morning!

    1. It would be nice for a movie night, but read the book first for all the details.

  6. Ellen,

    Family night at the movies is always nice in one’s living room is an excellent way to spend the evening. Thanks for sharing! 😉

  7. It never ceases to amaze me how much difference our animal friends can make in our lives.

  8. I have the movie on hold at the library and have been meaning to re-read the book. It’s a good story.

  9. I have seen the movie too and agree, it is not as good as the book but fun to see.
    You all have a great day.

    1. It was nice to see Bob playing himself, he is a cutie. I hope you had a great day too.

  10. Wee red about Kat named Bob an his Hu’man an it iss a wunderfull story!! Fankss Bob thee Kat fur helpin yur Hu’man Mistur Luke to stay cleen an have a good Life!! Yur a TRUE Purr-amedic an Buudhist Kat of thee Highest order….
    An Phoebe yur thee sweet kittygurl inn thee werld an mee LUVSS you.
    ***paw kissesss*** an ~~tummy tickullss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~ xxxxxxxxxxx

    1. Yes, we think Bob was Heaven sent to help his human. Awww….you are such a sweet boy. You made me feel better. I had an upset tummy today. Something is going around, Sammy had it first then me and now Emmy has it too 🙁
      XO and paw kisses and nose rubs ( I hope I am not contagious)

      1. Mee-you mee iss sorry mee missed this commint Phoebe gurl. LadyMum has not been well an offline fur all most 3 dayss. Mee hopes yur all better an Sammy an Emmy all so!!
        There iss sum sorta Kitty Flu goin around at Brian’ss Home all so!! Mee iss sendin all mee POTP to all of you’ss to make youss’ all better. an Phoebe mee sendss you tripull ***paw kissesss*** an dubbull ~~~head rubsss~~~ an a ~nose rub~ fur good measure~ Yur Purrince xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        1. I wonder where this awful illness came from? Thank you for the triple paw kisses my love nd head rubs and nose rubs too. XO

          1. Mee not know Phoebe…iss not like youss’ are outside like mee iss….mind you mee iss thee onlee kat what walkss about…
            All mee knows iss mee iss berry reeleived yur OK…..
            All mee LUV an ***paw kissesss*** yur concerned Purrince xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Sounds like books often are far better than movies.

    Have a purrfect day, Prancie. My best to your peeps. ☺

  12. We had not heard about this book or movie we will keep an eye out for them. Thanks for sharing about them, sounds like a great story. Cats and dogs are amazing. Hugs and nose kisses

  13. I haven’t heard of that book or movie either. I must have my head buried in a litter box, MOL!

    Prancie is a sweetie!
    Pipo loves to be on pawppy’s lap, the more when petcretary is not around…he has always been a Daddy’s boy:)
    Minko seemed to gravitate to petcretary…esp at her desk.

    1. Sorry, I hope you weren’t offended by that comment. I had written about the books, but that was a long time ago and you may not have been following the blog back then. Prancie is a sweet cat, in the morning, she gets between us in bed and purrs her little head off.
      I am sure your Mom and Dad are both missing Minko. XO

      1. Oh, I hadn’t even thought of it that way, MOL!

        I miss Minko’s singing to the mousies…and I just discovered the last pictures I made on a busy day…I had forgotten about them:(
        He was playing and singing with his mousie.

        1. That is good that you have the photos. I am sure that was adorable when Minko sang to his mousie. XO

  14. I need to remind Mom to turn on that movie for me to watch. I wonder if my auntie has read the book – she reads all the time. I’ll have to ask her. Prancie looks like a lil’ ginger, snuggle bunny!

  15. We haven’t read the book or seen the movie. Our mommy avoids movies or books about cats because she thinks they make her cry. Probably because they usually do. This sounds like a good one to check out anyway!

    1. I think she will like this one because Bob is still alive and well. So often, the cat has already passed when the book comes out.

  16. street cat bob total lee rocks; we haz all his books but de last…..we wundered bout de moovee; thanx for sharin; sum times they due knot live up TO de book…ya noe ~ 🙂 ♥♥

  17. We love that Prancie watched the movie with you and your husband. Did he give paws up or down? We hope there was popcorn.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

    1. He liked it more than I did because he didn’t read the book. There is always popcorn 🙂 XO

  18. Cat Daddies are just so wonderful. Prancie, you be sure to snuggle with him tonight. Phoebe…sleep with mama.

    1. Phoebe is stingy with the cuddles. Sammy or Joanie will cuddle me though. 🙂

  19. Mum also enjoyed this movie.
    While we are happy to be indoor cats, we know there are some amazing cats out there .
    Bob is one 🙂
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

    1. I would do it the other way around to have a better idea of everything.

  20. I’m lucky enough to live in an area where this played in theaters. I loved it simply because it’s James and Bob. But yes, the book was much better. But I had to buy the DVD. 🙂

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