The black feline had been battling health issues since late last year, and his condition had deteriorated in recent … I was crying at the end and that seems fitting. It’s the sequel to Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by the gifted writer and supreme cat mama, Gwen Cooper. I have actually only read the original, I got the newer one for Christmas, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. If you’re a longtime reader of The Cat’s Meow, you’ll remember the story of Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and how he changed his catmom’s life. Gwen wrote a book about her life-changing decision to adopt the little blind kitten no one wanted, and Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat became a national bestseller. Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat [Cooper, Gwen] on Amazon.com. The book debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at number 14, and has been translated into more than 15 … Homer left quite a legacy, and Gwen kept his memory going through his Facebook page, which, at this time, has almost 750,000 followers. Homer, the solid black cat with spunk and soul wasn’t blind like me who gradually lost my sight. "Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat" talks about his last four years (he died in August of 2013), as well as coping afterwards - both humans and other cats. I read Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life from a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper a few days after it was first released in 2009. Homer, the inspiration behind Gwen Cooper's New York Times best selling memoir, Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat has passed away, the author announced yesterday on her Facebook page.He was 16 years old. Homer, the blind cat who inspired a bestseller, has died The 16-year-old feline, whose story inspired a New York Times best-selling book, was euthanized after fighting illness for a year. His human companion, Gwen Cooper, was with him at the time and Homer was sixteen years old.

Homer’s Odyssey covered the first twelve years of Homer’s life. A fitting sequel to Homer's Odyssey, Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat concludes the adventures of Homer, "the fearless feline who proved love is something you see with your eyes, that even the smallest of creatures can make a big difference and that true love lives forever" (back cover). Homer a cat that nobody wanted found the person that he was destined to be with. I am sure many of you are familiar with Homer, but if you are not, then you should check these books out. This Tuesday, Gwen Cooper released Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat. But destiny took a hand the day he met Gwen Cooper, and with the publication twelve years later of the international best seller "Homer’s Odyssey," Homer went from beloved house cat to world-wide star. If you haven't read the book, do yourself a favor and get to know this wonderful wonder cat. Sad News: Homer the Blind 'Wonder Cat' Dies at 16 The feisty feline was the subject of a best-selling memoir that inspired millions to live life to the fullest I knew this book would require a lot of tissues. Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat Gwen Cooper shared her beloved cat's story in her international bestseller "Homer's Odyssey" 12 years ago. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Homer’s Odyssey and Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper. As someone that lost my own 16-year-old cat to illness a month ago today, I knew it would be a lot worse. The odds had always been stacked against Homer, the blind kitten nobody had wanted. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 -- Homer “the Blind Wonder Cat” Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age related illness.