This has nothing to do with writing and less to do with South Park but nonetheless, I’m going to post some pictures of my cat, Cyrus. Yesterday, Chandler posted some pictures of Sterling, and since Sterling and Cyrus are friends (boyfriend and girlfriend if the truth be told), I thought I would toss up some pictures of him just for good measure.
Cyrus has been with me for the duration of The Zen of South Park, and though sometimes his incessant meowing can be annoying and distracting, he has always been a faithful friend and acted as encouragement since I have to provide him with a good home off of my monstrous writing salary.
His name, Cyrus, comes from the Persian King in the fifth century BCE. He is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Ezra-Nehemiah and also in Herodotus’ works. In the latter he seems to be a mischievous person (and that’s where that connection lies with Cyrus the cat), and in the Bible he is the emperor who allowed the Jews, who had been dispersed by the Babylonians, to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple. Since he comes from Israel, it’s a most fitting name.
Without further ado, here are some pictures of Cyrus.
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