I've also found about a series of Egyptian mysteries by Elizabeth Peters. The main character is Amelia Peabody Emerson, and the cats are descendants of the sacred cats of Egypt.
Temperance Brennan, the character in the Kathy Reichs novels also has a cat named Birdie.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature.~Joseph Campbell~
"You can't have a good day in bad underwear"- Fruit of the Loom ad