The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.
Everybody warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.
“Cooper is a genial writer with both a sense of humor and a gift for conveying the inner essence of an animal…The indefatigable feline should be an inspiration to us all.”~ Christian Science Monitor
“This memoir about adopting a special-needs kitten teaches that sometimes in life, you have to take a blind leap.” ~ People
“Moving, insightful, and often hilarious, Homer’s Odyssey is about a blind cat with a spirit of epic proportions. Read and rejoice!”~ Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig
“Delightful…This lovely human-feline memoir, following in the footsteps of Vicki Myron’s best-selling Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, is sure to warm the hearts of all pet lovers.” ~ Library Journal (starred review)