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Beruthiel's Kittens  by Branwyn 11 Review(s)
LarnerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/14/2010
What a perfect tale! Yes--cats and dogs can help heal and restore peace to troubled spirits. How wonderful!

Author Reply: I am so glad that you like this. I wasn't sure that anyone would be interested in reading about a feline OC! Thank you for commenting. :)

RhyselleReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/7/2010
Oh, this was just lovely! I can just picture the kittens snuggling up against Merry's and Eowyn's feet. So adorable!

Feline Beruthiel is redeeming the name very well!

I definitely think that they all helped a lot to hold the three of them in Arda until Aragorn could come to them. Well done!

Author Reply: Feline Beruthiel is redeeming the name very well!
I figured that half the black cats in Minas Tirith would have that name. :)
Thanks for the lovely review!

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/7/2010
What a lovely thought - it, honestly, had me blinking away a tear.

Author Reply: I am glad you like the story, and thanks for reviewing. :)

Jay of LasgalenReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/7/2010
This is adorable. Thank you!

I really like Beru's 'voice'.


Author Reply: Thanks for the kind review. My cats helped to write it as only cats can--walking across the keyboard, throwing the mouse on the floor, sitting on my arms. :)

RadbooksReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
A very precious story!! I really enjoyed it.

Author Reply: I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for commenting. :)

galathilReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
I love this story.I also hope we will hear more about this amazing cat.


Author Reply: I hadn't planned to write more about her, not being sure if anyone would be interested in a feline OC, but maybe I will since this story received such a kind reception. Thanks so much for reviewing!

Elena TirielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
This is truly heartwarming, Branwyn! Beru and her kittens provide therapy that no human healer could....


- Barbara

Author Reply: I am glad that you liked this. I volunteer with an equine therapy program, so I am a firm believer in the healing power of the bond between people and animals. Thanks so much for reviewing!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
Awww this is so sweet...and so unusual! Most delightful. I can just hear the kittens purring and mewing and making bread on the patients......


Author Reply: "...making bread on the patients..."
Hee! I loved that comment. Thanks for reviewing!

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
Awwwwwwww! Very nice. And great characterization not only of Ioreth, but the cat and her kittens. Hopefully Faramir, Eowyn and Merry and other patients would appreciate the feline therapy later.

Author Reply: I think that the patients, even though unconscious, might sense the cats' presence. Similar to how I "know" not to roll over on my cats when I am sleeping. Clearly, on some level, I know they are there even thought I am not fully aware.
Thanks for the kind review. :)

annmarwalkReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/6/2010
OMG, this is adorable! I loved Beruthial's description of Faramir My Lord. The imagery of Eowyn, Merry, and Faramir being comforted by kittens is heartwarming.

Author Reply: There had to have been cats in the Houses of Healing. Tolkien just didn't tell us about them. :)
Thanks for commenting!

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