Two Bobbies: a True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery

Two BobbiesRemarkable stories arise from horrible events and this story about the friendship between a cat and a dog certainly fits in the remarkable category.

When Hurricane Katrina struck, many people not only abandoned their homes, but they also needed to leave behind their pets. Bobbi, a dog, and Bob Cat, a cat were two such pets who ended up living on the streets of New Orleans together for four months after the hurricane. When they were found they were taken to a temporary shelter, where volunteers named them because of their bobbed tails. At the shelter they were placed in separate rooms, but after much howling and barking and pacing they were put together in a cage where the two pets clearly were happy to be reunited. The volunteers soon discovered an extra special bond between Bobbi and Bob Cat – I won’t spoil this discovery. Efforts were made, at first to find their owners, and later to find an adoptive family that would take them both. Again, I won’t spoil how their journey ends. . .

This story not only tells about survival and the amazing friendship between a dog and a cat, but also about the dedication of the human volunteers who helped not only Bobbi and Bob Cat, but countless other animals that were abandoned.

I highly recommend this beautifully illustrated book.

Posted by: Wendy

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