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Cleo : the cat who mended a family / Helen Brown.


In the tradition of Marley & Me, "Cleo" is the story of an impish black kitten who teaches a grieving family to love and laugh again after the tragic loss of a child.
"'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 chin. When Cleo was delivered weeks later, she had no way of knowing that her new family had just been hit by a tragedy. Helen was sure she couldn't keep her--until she saw something she thought had vanished from the earth forever: her son's smile. The reckless, rambunctious kitten stayed. Through 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 is the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed most"--Cover, p. 4.

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  • ISBN: 9780806533032 :
  • ISBN: 080653303X :
  • ISBN: 9781616647148
  • ISBN: 1616647140
  • Physical Description: 292 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, 2010.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Choice -- A name -- Loss -- The intruder -- Trust -- Awakening -- Taming the beast -- Healer -- Goddess -- Resuscitation -- Compassion -- Huntress -- Letting go -- Observer -- Indulgence -- Replacement -- Rebirth -- Risk -- Resilience -- Openness -- The kiss -- Exposure -- Respect -- People and places -- Freedom -- Witch's cat -- Absence -- patience -- Missing -- Purr power -- Connection -- Forgiveness -- Conversion -- Tough vet, soft vet -- Renewal.
Subject: Brown, Helen, 1954-
Brown, Sam.
Children > Death > Psychological aspects.
Cats > Australia > Biography.
Bereavement > Psychological aspects.
Human-animal relationships > Australia.
Pet owners > Australia > Biography.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library SF 445.5 .B769 2010 30775305463029 General Collection Available -

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