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Cats and Daughters

Thoughts for Mothers' Day: Strong women breed strong daughters.

Helen Brown | Posted 07.10.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Strong women breed strong daughters. Sooner or later the younger woman has to define her own territory and rebel. I did it to my own mother by scampering across the globe to marry an Englishman at the age of 18, giving birth to our first child a year later.

The Happiest Goodbye: New Beginnings for Bono the Rescue Cat

Helen Brown | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

I woke with a mop of cat in my face. Bono's owlish eyes gazed unblinking at me. Closing my eyes, I pretended to sleep. The feather duster of Bono's tail brushed my cheek. He mewed urgently.

How Bono the Rescue Cat Became a Rock Star

Helen Brown | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Helen Brown

Bono refused to budge from under the bed. Nobody said it was going to be easy. The whole point of fostering this cat was to accustom him to human company so he'd have a chance of finding a permanent home.

A Rocky Start: How Our Foster Cat Bono Nearly Broke Our Hearts

Helen Brown | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Lydia opened the carry case. Bono burst into the living room. He whirled around the center of the room, faster and faster like a tornado building strength. Then, to our absolute horror, he disappeared up the fireplace.

Welcome Bono: How Fostering a Cat While Visiting New York Can Be a Key to the City's Heart

Helen Brown | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Bono was the strangest looking cat I'd ever seen. Apart from his enormous head, shaggy feet and the feather duster tip of his ridiculously long tail, he was entirely shaved.

Homeless in New York

Helen Brown | Posted 06.03.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

Lydia and I trundled our suitcases out of the hotel and caught a cab to the building where we were to collect the keys to our "pet-friendly" apartment.

'I Married My Cat...And My Husband!'

Helen Brown | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Helen Brown

A certain beautiful princess once announced to the world there were three people in her marriage. I have to confess something along the same lines. Except one of the three people in our marriage has four legs and a tail.