Lassie Come-Home rHere is a knock on the door and Cleo is delivered Helen insists that the kitten be taken away as she is no longer wanted but when Helen turns around and sees her younger son Rob smiling and cuddling Cleo she agrees to keep the kitten Cleo is like a little whirlwind leaping from one moment of mischief to another doing what comes naturally to kittensuling the oost Yet in amongst
the impishness there is wisdom and compassion beyond human ken in this tiny furry companion She knows when cuddles are impishness there is wisdom and compassion beyond human ken in this tiny furry companion She knows when cuddles are she knows when to distract from the depths of despair After a while she not only heals their hearts but allows them To Move On With move on with their Rob is convinced Cleo him stuff in his dreams that he will find friends and everything will be ok It certainly appears that for the whole of her 24 years of life Cleo brings the ight people into their lives at the St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves right time As a marriage ends a career blossoms love blossoms and illness strikes Cleo isight there front centre and in their faceHelen Brown writes with a down to earth approach and never allows the story to get overemotional or melodramatic even when tragic events occur Helen s story is about ecovering after personal tragedy and the power of animals in that process it is both heart ending and very funny sometimes on the same page But it is honest and from her very soul I Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher recommend CLEO HOW AN UPPITY CAT HELPED HEAL A FAMILY as it brings to the forefront the uncanny knowledge of our furry friends the patience andestorative power of animal love. S the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed mostA Twilight of the Idols remarkable memoirIealized that Helen Brown didn't break my heart at all she opened it Beth Hoffman New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee HoneycuttAn absolute must Cat WorldThe next Marley Me Even non cat lovers will be moved Good Housekeepi.
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Ven I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I m not a cat person dogs Der Ritter und die Bastardtochter rule but I sure was sad I never had a chance to meet CleoI consideredeading this with my kindergartner but the uick reality check on just how fleeting life can be stopped me especially since I didn t know how it check on just how fleeting life can be stopped me especially since I didn t know how it play out I think most of stopped me especially since I didn t know how it would play out I think most of is child appropriate though so we could always keep that part succinct and delve in once Cleo enters the picture permanentlyI have to say the letter from the Superman Hero made me sniffle and the way the grief over Sam is detailed leaves you Chinaberries and Crows raw and aching inside So many books like this gloss over the sadness as time marches on but throughout the book I felt connected to Sam If you need an enjoyable albeit tragic at times book to make your life better I highlyecommend Cleo I greatly appreciated Helen Brown s writing style It was steeped in authenticity and was able to blend tragedy and humor seamlessly Helen Brown took her animal loving son Sam to see a litter of kittens as he badly wanted one for his upcoming tenth birthday The only kitten left is the unt a tiny little scrap of black fur Naming her Cleo it is arranged that the kitten would be dropped off to Sam in a few months time when she was old enough to leave her motherSam s love and total fascination in animals leads to a horrific accident Shortly after his birthday while ushing an injured bird to a vet s he Blessed Are the Wicked runs out in front of a car and is killed The family is devastated for Helen the grief is almost too much to bear A few weeks later Sure she couldn't keep her until she saw something she thought had vanished from the earth forever her son's smile Theeckless ambunctious kitten stayedThrough happiness and heartbreak changes and new beginnings Cleo turned out to be the unlikely glue that affectionately held Helen's family together Rich in wisdom wit heart and healing here Like the best cat memoirs this is much than a story about a kitten Helen Brown s writing anges from heartwrenching to heartwarming with huge doses of HILARIOUS THROWN IN READ THIS SO thrown in Read this So story my grandma gifted me this book for my 8th birthday because she thought the kitten on the cover was cute BUT she didn t ead the description and THUS RUINED MY CHILDHOOD I don t think 8 yr old maddi was prepared to experience secondhand the traumatic death of a son So may this be a lesson folks always ead the description of
novel or else you may end up with deep seeded emotional issues Cleo The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown 292 pages On January 21 1983 a tragedy would occur to Helen Brown and her family her 9 year old son would be killed when he was un over by a car A couple weeks later Cleo a Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin rambunctious little kitten would enter their world and change it for the better She would be there to comfort them through the death of Sam She would also be there to witness divorces kids marriage and much This book was suggested to me by my therapist I have two things in common I debated between four versus five stars I went with the five for twoeasons 1 I was dreading getting to the end and not being able to Grauwacht read That s a solid goodeads endorsement I d say 2 The Ms Brown s story truly made me stop and think about my life what I consider important how precious the gift of time is etc Plus the book did make me laugh out loud a few times that was when I wasn t snickering over the antics of Cleo the cat We're just going to look Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons Sam and Rob to visit a friend's new kittens But the unt of the litter was irresistible with her overlarge ears and dainty chinWhen Cleo was delivered weeks later she had no way of knowing that her new family had just been hit by a tragedy Helen was. ,A Novel Or Else You