From the video, it's clear to see that the bond between James Bowen and Bob is an incredibly strong one. Closeness is common between pets and their humans, but the effect it has had on Bowen's life is rare.
While he's now an acclaimed writer with two international best-sellers under his belt, things were not always so easy for Bowen. Following his parents' divorce, he had an unhappy childhood filled with bullying and mental health issues; these issues led to him using drugs and eventually becoming homeless for the better part of a decade.
Since Bob's entrance into his life and the ensuing fame, however, Bowen has written six books and production has started on a film to tell their story.