I'm finishing up Michelle Moran's Nefertiti, a fine historical novel (and I am picky).
The story is told from her sister Mutnodjmet's point of view, as she observes her beautiful and strong-willed sister's fight for prominence and power as the Chief Wife of Pharoah Akenaten. Meanwhile "Mutny" tends her herb garden and heals people, her green eyes and intelligence leading her to be called "the Powerful Cat." Guess if I find her irresistable.
The Egyptian word for cat is "miw"; see it in hieroglyphics here.