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Wisdom from a Cat Named Cairo

Updated on March 26, 2015
Cairo sharing his love with Chai
Cairo sharing his love with Chai | Source

Meeting the Angel

In the summer of 2000, a wonderful thing happened to me; a cat whom I named Cairo stepped into my life.

Out of all the little kittens that were at the pet store, Cairo was the only one playing, the rest were sound asleep. At this point in time, my ex-wife was not too fond of cats; she thought they were just “walking furniture”. However, there was something special about this little kitty that changed my ex-wife’s perspective.

Cairo brought unconditional love into our lives.

He did not care that we were poor, or that we were not famous celebrities. Cairo accepted us the way we were.

How many humans do you know that love unconditionally?

There are a great many that have conditions for their love. However, we have angels such as Cairo that show us that unconditional love is where we come from. We were born from an unconditional creator. There are no requirements for God’s love.

God loves all of us unconditionally.

Cairo sharing his love
Cairo sharing his love | Source

Loyality, Respect, and Kindness

I also learned the importance of loyalty and respect from Cairo.

Whenever we came home, Cairo would greet us at the door. It did not matter whether he was sleeping or not.

Cairo would make his way to the front door to shower us with love.

There were many times that he would come to the door half asleep. However, it was of utmost importance to him that we were greeted. We always looked forward to his warm welcome.

Kindness was another one of Cairo’s gifts that he loved sharing.

He loved spending time with humans. Cairo would comfort us when we were not feeling well. He would radiate his loving energy. He did not like to see us sick or sad. When it was time for a nap, Cairo was there with us. Cairo would do his kneading on the bed while telling us how happy he was to be with us.

Cairo napping with Munchkin
Cairo napping with Munchkin | Source

Listening to the Messengers

Cairo also reminded us that we should not take life too seriously. One time Cairo appeared in my ex-wife’s dream. He told my ex-wife that humans were stupid:

"Humans, you make your lives so complicated and are miserable as a result! You are constantly buying more and more and forgetting the importance of the little things, such as spending time with loved ones, or connecting with nature."

Yet despite our failings, Cairo loved us nonetheless.

What I learned from Cairo is that animals are Messengers of Love that are reminding us of the importance of living in the moment. We can also learn a lot about love and connecting with one another from these angels.

Cairo entered into the spiritual realm on May 9, 2009. He will always be in our hearts.


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      Terry Fatland 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks mcleodgi for sharing that touching story with me. It was hard for us to say goodbye to our precious cat, but we knew in our hearts that he was still with us, as is your earth angel, Sammi. It is absolutely amazing how much our pets do for us. I greatly appreciate all their acts of love, loyalty, and compassion.

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      Ginny McLeod 

      6 years ago from Overland Park

      He looks and sounds like he was a really sweet cat. I grew up with a total of three myself. Though the first one I got close to was a calico who everyone else called Amadeus but I eventually called her Sam and then Sammi (short for Silent Samantha)to strengthen my bond with her. When I was in high school, I walked to my grandparents' house almost every day and she was almost always waiting for me on the couch by the time I got home. Until she had her stroke at 17, she was always so active and had such a beautiful coat that she always gave off the charisma of being young at heart. I know that this would be hard for many to believe but one of the things I loved about her was the fact that she was a hunter. I know many think it's nasty but one of my favorite memories of her is the day I got to watch her hunt a mouse under my grandmother's old car.

      Though my number one favorite memory of her is when I had just found out that my stepuncle had made his transition due to multiple sclerosis and I was sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor in tears. The second she spotted me, without missing a beat, Sammi skedaddled right up to me and started rubbing her face against the side of my legs.

      The night she had her stroke, my grandmother said it was as if she was with it one minute and then not the next. She had to be rushed to the vet and put on an IV. Fortunately, she survived being taken off the IV but couldn't move one of her hind legs, wouldn't eat at all and hadn't been eliminating like she should've been. So we decided that we wanted to end her physical suffering and had her put down days later.

      I've felt and envisioned her presence many times ever since. She's even spoke to me on occasion and when she does, she has a very soft and rather low voice. I think I'm safe to say that she was my first true animal earth angel.:)

      I agree that animals, especially our pets, have just as much to teach us as we do to teach them.:)

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      Terry Fatland 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Magic Stories. I appreciate the comment. Our pets also teach us to be in the moment. Sometimes we get so caught up in the past, or worry about the future, that we lose sight of the importance of being present. However, our pets bring our attention to the present. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Oh, by the way, I love the markings on your cat.

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      Magick Stories 

      7 years ago

      I totally agree there are so much you can learn from cats and dogs


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