The Creole Cat, often referred to as "Minou", was born in the city of New Orleans under the awning of Café du Monde on Mardi Gras. As any true New Orleanian, she was weaned from mama’s milk to café au lait when she was just a petit minou.
The Creole Cat possesses a very adventurous spirit thanks to her maw-maw and paw-paw who took her on daily excursions throughout the Crescent City. They visited the shops on Magazine Street and in the Vieux Carré, and toured the historic New Orleans homes and cemeteries. Although the Creole Cat and her family have occasionally been known to travel down the Bayou to a fais-do-do or to a Cajun festival, they are really city cats at heart.
Of course cher, it goes without saying that the Creole Cat is very proud of her Creole heritage. She boasts of her European descent and being a cat of color—she has the best of both worlds. She describes herself as being as culturally diverse as a rich, spicy gumbo. She has never missed a Mardi Gras or a Jazz Fest and she just can’t resist joining in to "second-line" in any passing parade. And in the Crescent City, there are parades to celebrate almost everything.
Now, the Creole Cat invites you to join her on some of her city excursions ...............
An introduction to the creator of the Creole Cat™:
The Creole Cat was created in the mind and imagination of Chamain O’Mahony in 2000. Chamain, like the Creole Cat, was born, raised and resides in the Greater New Orleans area. She and her husband, Sean, never miss a Mardi Gras or a Jazz Fest.
Chamain received her BS from Tulane University, her MBA from Emory University and her CPA from Louisiana. Chamain was employed by the US Chamber of Commerce in D.C. during the creation of Creole Cat, but in 2005 left the Chamber to open her own research & marketing company, called The BOS Group. She also joined with her husband in opening an organic bakery and cafe in New Orleans, called Breads On Oak. And,in case you were wondering, yes, Chamain and Sean are animal lovers. They have three cats at home, named Biscuit, Muffin and Levain. But, as any local knows, no matter what you name your kitties, you’ll always end up calling them "Minou".