Her name was Lana when she cam to me, but I lengthened it to Svetlana to emphasize her exotic, aloof, regal demeanor. I still call her Lana, or sometimes just Lulu.
I have never seen Lana more content or sedated than when she watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She pretty much wants to be one.
Breed: While I don't know specifically which breed or combination of breeds she is, Lana is long haired and a bit on the larger side (about the size of a raccoon). Research that I have done, points to her being at least part Himalayan, Siberian, or Persian.
Food: Merrick Purrfect Bistro is what I feed her. When she came to me she was eating Purina One. I kept feeding that for a few months before I started looking for a more natural alternative. When I worked in childcare I encountered a lot of parents who were very particular about what their child ate. Most of the time it was totally understandable, but occasionally it would border on the obsessive. I have to say now, that I understand this desire now that I have Lana. Every time I go to the pet store I read the ingredients label on everything I buy. I started researching the best dry foods for cats and Merrick brand definitely ticked all the boxes. It's in the moderate to high price range. 12lbs is about $30. One bag lasts Lana about two months.
Fun: Lana loves catnip. I put it in her scratching box. I also want to buy some catnip essential oil not just for her, but because it is an effective insect repellant. She has a basket full of toys which she seldom plays with. But the go to toys are my braided belt and jingle balls.
Hot Spots: Rag rugs are the best things ever. They are durable, easy to clean and low maintenance. Lana like to lay out and occasionally wrestle the rugs. Lana's favorite resting spots are on the bathroom floor, or in the middle of the kitchen floor.
Grooming: Lana is not a fan, but since she is a long haired kitty brushing is a necessity. It's also a huge ordeal for us. I usually wear snowboarding gloves, attach her leash on, and have to hold her down. I have a few brushes for her, but the most effective is the Furminator. It removes a lot of the fluffy undercoat, which reduces trips to the groomer.