Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Color Point

When we first adopted Minna, we were told that she's calico himalayan, but her vet told us that's not right. After looking at pictures of himalayan cats on Google, I thought she is blue point himalayan. However, my boyfriend found out she should be seal tortie point himalayan because of her speckles and splashes.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Why we name her Minna?

Minna (明娜) is short form of Wilhelmina in German and Williamina in French. When we first adopted her, we were trying to find the perfect name for her. We considered Princess Leia or even Sith Fluffy to be silly. When I saw Minna street on our way home, we found the perfect name for her.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Being a ballerina

Not sure what she is dreaming about, but I guess she is dreaming to be a ballerina.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Minna just had her grooming and teeth cleaning done today. She didn't have a haircut but I am really happy that she got her ears and teeth cleaned. I was told by the groomer that she is one of the best cat he groomed and this place is in business since 1966.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Whole Foods

This post is not related to Minna but I just want to get it out of my chest. I went to Whole Foods on Saturday to purchase 8 in 1 One Earth Cat Litter for my litter review. The litter is currently on sale for $7.99 (original price $8.99) according to the tag on shelf, but I am still charged for $8.99 at cash register. I received a refund when I saw it on the receipt before I left the store. I went back to get one more on Sunday because I actually need two bags for Minna's jumbo litterbox, it is still on sale and I still get charged for $8.99 and the cashier adjusted it after I pointed it out. So always double check the price of sale items at cash register.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

How much do cats sleep everyday?

Feline spends approximately 2/3 of its entire life in dreamland, what a life.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Favorite hiding place

Minna likes to hide in my closet and give me this innocent look everytime I found her in there. I don't mind her checking out my clothes but she sneezes everytime she is in there.


Do all cats spend a lot of time cleaning themselves? I just wonder how much is too much?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I miss my catnip...


I wouldn't be happier with the purchase of FURminator, it works wonders on Minna, her hair is getting softer and fuller everyday and I rarely see fur on furnitures or carpet. Minna seems to enjoy it while having a little catnip.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nasal Allergies

This blog has not been updated for past couple days because both Minna and I have been suffering from nasal allergies since Sunday. I have already ruled out the catnip plant we bought on Saturday, it is either the feline pine cat litter I bought on Friday or other allergen from outdoor. Since we only live two blocks away from Yerba Buena Gardens, it could be pollen trees and weeds.
I am planning to test Feline Pine and Nature's Miracle Cat litter, will post my result in several weeks.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cat Food Again

I'm still trying to get Minna to eat wet food, but she will only eat wet food when I hand feed her, I start to wonder who is training who here.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Kitty Treat

Minna loves dried bonito flakes from Nijiya Supermarket, it's her second favorite besides catnip.

Litter issue

My cat lover friends,

I notice Minna sneezes every time when she is in the litter box and we use Fresh Step Perfume & Dye Free Litter. I am considering other litter such as Feline Pine, Nature's Miracle Clumping Cat Litter, or Yesterday's News since they are not as dusty as clay base litter. I also bought the tracking mat to catch litter but she won't use it, any suggestion is welcome.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Minna the hamster

Minna is pretending to be a hamster today.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon

Suzy and I went to Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon at Ghirardelli Square today. The place is cozy with great view of the bay, both tea and food are great and the gift shop has the cutest teacups.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Settling in

Minna is getting more & more comfortable everyday...

Cat Food

I have been feeding Minna Wellness Complete Health Dry Food since her foster mom fed her dry food but I really want to switch her to wet food. I tried to give her a little bit of canned food at room temperature but she didn't eat much, not sure whether she doesn't like the texture or she has a hard time licking the wet food.

Cat nap

Minna sleeps in her carrier during the day, and my bed at night.

First vet appointment

Minna had her first vet appointment on October 1 at Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital, she behaved well and received lots of compliments. She is healthy except she needs her teeth cleaned.

Minna's favorite spot

She only slept in her carrier when she first came home, but the leather chair is her favorite now.

Minna's first gift

We bought her organic Kitty grass from Whole Foods, she loves it.

Cat in bed

Minna loves to sleep on our beds, especially on top of the down comforter.

First day

Once Minna got home, she didn't waste any time hiding under the bed and start checking out the apartment. What a curious cat!

Minna's very first pictures

These pictures are from Minna's foster mom before she came home with us.

Welcome home, Minna

Minna is a three year old himalayan cat I adopted on September 26, 2008. She is an eight pound fur ball with big blue eyes. Since she is our first pet so I decided to create this blog for her.