Homer, the iconic Blind Wonder Cat’s story & influence will live on


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

8 Responses

  1. mary wier says:

    When I casually walked by the table at Barnes and Noble about a month ago, I saw Homer’s book there and was drawn to it!
    I am a dog person, grieving over border collie of 15 years,
    But Homer lifted me up to the highest level and I purchased the book for one of my best friends who illustrated our
    children’s book, Sooli’s Magic Christmas, she had hang gliding
    injury over the summer and I mailed her Homer’s book to lift her spirits, I had a feeling he may have crossed over,
    and today I find he did right before I saw his book. Now I am wondering was his great spirit hovering near me then?
    Later I dreamed that he was with my artist friend, comforting her. I believe in reincarnation and I felt, have you decided
    to come back, you heroic soul. Love forever, Mary Wier in Chattanooga.

  2. Teri Trujillo says:

    I read about Homer on my Nook book….it was one of the first books I purchased on the devise and has become one of my favorite stories…Since I remember 9-11 quite well, her plight with her cats and Homer in particular was riveting! She has a way with relating what a cat might be thinking and feeling…Homer’s tenacity and love of life will live with me always…I myself have 7 cats and care for a colony of feral cats so anyone who obviously loves cats that well is sure to touch my heart…add her skills with telling a good story and I am hooked…

  3. Lee Anne jackson-stoddard says:

    Thank you! This tribute to both Gwen, as well as Homer, is simply and so perfectly stated.

  4. Louise Lobinske says:

    I’m rereading Homer’s Odyssey for the second time right now. When I heard that Homer died, I cried as if he were one of my own cats.

    • BJ says:

      I was terribly saddened as well. I felt like I’d just met the story, only two years ago. It left a very empty, saddened feeling. He indeed will be missed, but his story will live on.

  1. August 25, 2014

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