I told my daughter this amazing story and the next Christmas she gave me the book, "HOMER'S ODYSSEY," in which the "saved" lady, Gwen Cooper, told the tale of Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat, and how he had not only saved her life, but changed it forever as well. And so it happened that when I decided on my Animal Heroes Project, Gwen Cooper was one of the many people to whom I sent emails or letters requesting permission to paint their hero's portrait. She replied,"Yes," the first person to do so. I will be forever grateful because I was ready to abandon the Animal Heroes Project, since no one seemed interested, not even the animals' companions. Since then, others have responded with a "yes" but none have any idea that a brave, blind, four pound cat was responsible for their portraits. Homer changed not only Gwen Cooper's life, but mine, also.
Gwen has written a touching tribute to Homer and I urge you to read it. Click on the link below.