Cleo: How a small black cat helped heal a family

by Helen Brown | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1444700146 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglukutuoliwing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 9/7/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by winglukutuoliwing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, September 7, 2012
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"For all those people who say they aren't cat people, but deep down know they are.

Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam was. So when Sam heard someone mention that her cat had just had a litter, he pleaded to go and see them. Helen was powerless to resist and the deal was done - to be delivered when the kitten was big enough to leave her mother.



Just a week later, Sam was killed in a road accident. Not long after this, a little black kitten was delivered to the family's doorstep. Totally numbed by Sam's death, Helen had completely forgotten about the new arrival, which belonged in another universe when Sam was still alive.



Helen was ready to send her back, but Sam's younger brother, Rob, identified with the kitten who'd also lost her brothers. Stroking her, it was the first time Helen had seen him smile since Sam's death. There was no choice, the kitten - dubbed Cleo - had to stay



Cleo's immense character slowly taught the family to laugh again, giving them hope of getting back to normal. She went on to become the high priestess of Helen's household - vetoing her new men, terrifying visiting dogs and playing an integral role in their lives to become both a guardian and friend."


Journal Entry 2 by winglukutuoliwing at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Thursday, June 20, 2013
This was a touching story not only about a cat, Cleo, but a story of the life of Cleo's family. I felt deep empathy for the family members after the loss of Sam, but couldn't understand all the solutions of Helen travelling around the world because of her career. It's unbelievable that Cleo lived up 24 years! After reading this I started to worry how empty must it be, after you say good-bye to your own pet...

Journal Entry 3 by winglukutuoliwing at Wishlist Tag Game, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (7/11/2013 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Next to MiuM as I've tagged her with this book in the wish list-tag-game. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by MiuM at Kaarina, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, July 15, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful book!

Journal Entry 5 by MiuM at Kaarina, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, October 5, 2013
A touching story of a family that went through a terrible tragedy, with the help of a small cat with a big personality. Cleo in some ways had similar qualities as my cat. She also loves to steal socks and fetch them. Of course the sock fetch game must start from her initiative.
People who do not know the greatness and gentleness of cat personality miss a lot.

Journal Entry 6 by MiuM at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (3/20/2014 UTC) at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Birthday Bookworm-Lady!
You mentioned on your profile that you like cats so, here are some things cat-related.
I am sending the book early, even though the birthday is not until May. A bit of time to wonder what is inside the present. :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Thank you for all these cat-related things; looking forward to reading the story of this cute little black cat... :)

Journal Entry 8 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, June 4, 2021
Time for Cleo to continue its travels... now as my replacement book for Tanamo's Colour VBB.
Enjoy this moving story! :)

Journal Entry 9 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, June 11, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (6/11/2021 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today. :)

Journal Entry 10 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The Colours bookring is home and this book arrived as part of it and joins the ever growing pyramid known as TBR.

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