Cleo, the Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown is the first book about Helen's life, her kids and her kitties. Cleo arrives, the runt of a litter with a tiny black body and huge ears kind of like sails. She has no way of knowing she has just landed in a family devastated by tragedy. Cleo really does "save" Helen and her family as they struggle through a tragic death, Some serious illness, a major relocation from New Zealand to Australia. A divorce and remarriage. This book is rich in wisdom and healing. I found myself wiping tears and even laughing out loud. You are indeed in for a treat with this book about a tiny black cat who showed up exactly where she was needed as she was needed most. You'll love Cleo's quirky character and you'll also be along for the ride as you get to know Helen and her family members, including her opinionated, outspoken elderly mother.
I got this book used on Amazon. It is probably available in Barnes and Noble, on Kindle, in the library and used book stores. I loved it so much I have purchased and devoured After Cleo Came Jonah. So, more to look forward to!
My absolute favourite line in this entire book is""Your cat, "he whispered. "Just. Peed. On. Me." I'll leave you to find that gem. It was one of many droll moments. Enjoy!
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.