Wisdom from a Cat Named Cairo
- The Gift of Love: A Short Story
It had been a little over a year since Stewart's wife had died. He felt like a part of him died when she left this Earth plain. It was not until an Earth Angel arrived in his life that he realized that his wife never really left; she had only changed
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.
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.
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.