E it was about so much It s about finding the beauty "And Joy In The " joy in the things It s about resilience and courage to move on with life It s about showing emotions and having hope It s about a cat and her love for her family People are regularly telling me i should stay away from these books I should stay away from these books I should read happy pbeat stories But it is these books that help me the most
for those 300 pages m with someone who nderstands and isn t that what anyone wants To be nderstood If you re a cat lover I think you will enjoy this book but be prepared that it s than just a story about a cat And you might want a tissue or two while you re at it I debated between four versus five stars I went with the five for two reasons 1 I was dreading getting to the end and not being able to read That s a solid good reads 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 Even I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I m not a cat person dogs rule but I sure was sad I never had a chance to meet CleoI considered reading this with my kindergartner but the Leaders Eat Last uick reality check on just how fleeting life can be stopped me especially since I didn t know how it would play out I think most of it 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 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 highly recommend 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 Sure she couldn't keep herntil she saw something she thought had vanished from the earth forever her son's smile The reckless rambunctious kitten stayedThrough happiness and heartbreak changes and new beginnings Cleo turned out to be the nlikely glue that affectionately held Helen's family together Rich in wisdom wit heart and healing here ,Because For Those 300 Pages
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Like the best cat memoirs this is much than a story about a kitten Helen Brown s writing ranges from heartwrenching to heartwarming with huge doses of hilarious thrown in Read this So sad 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 read 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
folks always read the description of a novel or else you may end p 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 run over by a car A couple weeks later Cleo a 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 therapist I have things in common with this woman I lost my son given in a very different matter but the loss of a child isthe loss of a child and have my cat who has been a great relief to me through this year I actually have two cats but only one likes to acknowledge my existence without the assistance of food being involved The day I went into labor it as was if my cat knew something was wrong before I did He laid his paw gently on stomach and wouldn t leave my side but would never lay on me as I was in terrible pain After coming home from the hospital he stuck by my side and 10 months later continues to be a great source of comfort I really enjoyed and appreciated this book so much What this woman writes was soothing to me because it was nice to know someone felt the anger and the sadness I felt She writes wonderfully She is descriptive and honest from beginning to end I have read complaints from people who felt the cat Cleo wasn t as much as a focus as they had wanted and I can see that But for 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 runt 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. F kittens as he badly wanted one for his pcoming tenth birthday The only kitten left is the runt 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 rushing an injured bird to a vet s he 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 there is a knock on the door and Cleo is delivered Helen insists that the kitten be taken away aslesson folks always read the description of a novel or else you
SHE IS NO LONGER WANTED BUT WHEN HELEN TURNSis no longer wanted but when Helen turns 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 kittens ruling the roost Yet in amongst the impishness there is wisdom and compassion beyond human ken in this tiny furry companion She knows when cuddles are needed 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 their lives Rob is convinced Cleo tells 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 right people into their lives at the right time As a marriage ends a career blossoms love blossoms and illness strikes Cleo is right there front centre and in their faceHelen Brown writes with a down to earth Approach And Never Allows The and never allows the to get overemotional or melodramatic even when tragic events occur Helen s story is about recovering after personal tragedy and the power of animals in that process it is both heart rending and very funny sometimes on the same page But it is honest and from her very soul I recommend CLEO HOW AN UPPITY CAT HELPED HEAL A FAMILY as it brings to the forefront the ncanny knowledge of our furry friends the patience and restorative power of animal lov. S the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed mostA remarkable memoirI realized 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.