Kim Kardashian and Mercy the kitten
Pacific Coast News
09/27/2012 AT 01:30 PM EDT
09/27/2012 AT 09:00 AM EDT
For anyone keeping up with Kim Kardashian
, it's pretty clear she's had only one thing on her mind lately – kitten Mercy.
"I just hope I'm not turning into one of those cat ladies that's Tweeting too many pictures of her pet!" she tells PEOPLE at a Midori event in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday.
While Kardashian certainly has taken to Twitter often to share photos of her Persian, including one with nephew Mason Disick
, her love for the cat has been a long time in the making.
"I have always wanted a white Persian cat with light eyes. That was my thing," she says. "I've been always looking at kittens like that online."
Thus, when boyfriend Kanye West gifted
her the coveted furball, it seemed natural to pay tribute to him in some way.
"My mom actually helped me come up with that name … It's a song of my boyfriend's, so I thought it was cute," she says. "I just thought it was a cute name and it fit her."