Mews and Nips: Cat Tracks Elderly Guardian to Nursing Home


I think I probably speak for many of us when I say that the thought of being separated from my cats at some point in my life is just about the worst scenario I can imagine. When Nancy Cohen of Westcott, England, was forced to move into a nursing home, her family left her cat Cleo in the care of neighbors. About two weeks after Cohen moved into the nursing home, staff began to notice a friendly grey and white cat hanging around the property. The staff started feeding her. A few weeks later, Cohen saw the cat and remarked to staff that she had a striking resemblance to her Cleo. “One day Nancy said ‘Oh, she looks just like my cat, Cleo. But my Cleo had lost most of her tail,’ said a nursing home staff member. “So we checked, and the cat was missing most of her tail.” Cleo has been invited to stay with Cohen full time. Read the full story on The Dodo.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you everything you need to know about mercury in cat food, on Tuesday, we rounded up our favorite scratching posts, on Wednesday, mystery writer Clea Simon’s cat Musetta spoke out about being a writer’s critic, on Thursday we announced that The Conscious Cat 2015 Wall Calendar is now available for purchase, and  on Friday we featured a guest post by the author of a new book, Pawsitive Connections.

In other news this week, we got a surprise in the mail: our 2014 Pettie for Best Pet Blog arrived!


Today’s video features a very unusual friendship – can I hear an “awww,” please?

Have a great weekend!

Photo via The Dodo


9 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Tracks Elderly Guardian to Nursing Home

  1. Angela Gosselin
    October 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Wonderful story as always, Ingrid. tugs at the heart strings. <3

  2. Debi
    October 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm (6 years ago)

    So happy for Cleo. Some people do not understand the strong bond between kitties and their guardians. And that was only 8 years. I have lived with Zoe for over 15 years now! I can not bear the thought of her losing another family member. She has lost my husband and her brother, Cholla, in the last 5 years. That is why she will be my last kitty. And just in case she outlives me, I am making arrangements for her to stay in this house and be cared for here. 🙂

  3. Esme
    October 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm (6 years ago)

    I read this story-it was awesome and kudos to you and the chi ldren you should all be proud.

    • Ingrid
      October 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Esme!

  4. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    October 11, 2014 at 10:17 am (6 years ago)

    So happy Cleo is reunited! Enjoyed the bunny video too – I used to have a bunny and one of my then cats, Kit, loved the bunny! Concats on your Pettie and best of luck to Stacey Ritz with her Pawsitive Connection book sales!

  5. S F
    October 11, 2014 at 5:08 am (6 years ago)

    Congrats on the pet blog win!

    Diana rikki and lucy

    • Ingrid
      October 11, 2014 at 6:21 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you!

  6. Summer
    October 11, 2014 at 3:25 am (6 years ago)

    I loved the story about Cleo – and congratulations again on yet another well-deserved Petties win!

    • Ingrid
      October 11, 2014 at 6:22 am (6 years ago)

      Isn’t Cleo’s story wonderful? And thanks again for the congrats!


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