On Friday night these cute little paws followed Natalie and Joey Lunders across Lake Street and all the way home. Joey kept her for us for the night, and then Saturday bitty kitty came to live with us.
Her name is Tony Coca-Cola named from a rock star in the 1979 horror film The Driller Killer. This has posed a bit of a gender complex though, so we've been considering changing her name to Tammy Coca-Cola. (My mother's name)
I've finally gotten to the stage in my aphorism book for Publication where I'm searching the internet for these things. (I always start in the physical because the internet's so freakin easy) And goodness! there are so many! In the process of sorting through glittery gifs, kitchy kitchen signs, and of course church signs, I couldn't help by save these lovely images to my computer as well.
Not sure why a Sheikh photo turned up, but it's so pretty, and I've continued to be intrigued by this religious group. Not to mention simply as a word.. It's definition is a bit hazy. Here is what wikipedia has to say:
Sheikh, also rendered as Sheik, Cheikh, Shaikh, and other variants (Arabic: شيخ, shaykh; pl. شيوخ shuyūkh), is a word or honorific term in the Arabic language that literally means "elder". It is commonly used to designate an elder of a tribe, a lord, a revered wise man, or an Islamic scholar. Although the title generally refers to a male person, there existed in history also a very small number of female sheikhs.
It also refers to a man over 40 or 50 years old generally. Whilst even a new Muslim can be called a Sheikh if he is diligent in seeking the knowledge of Islam based upon the Quran and authentic Sunnah, he can be referred to as such to those he can teach. And usually a person is known as a Sheikh when they have completed their undergraduate university studies in Islamic studies and are trained in giving lectures.. The word Sheikh under this meaning is a synonym of Alim, pl. Ulema, (a learned person in Islam, a scholar), Mawlawi, Mawlana, Muhaddith, Faqih, Qadi, Mufti, Hadhrat or Hafiz.
I work with a guy who is a practicing Sheikh and we've had some conversations about what it is to be Sheikh, but as far as I gather, it's about meditation and having an elder Mentor. Hm.