Having a Persian cat is really wonderful. This beauty is something of a cross between a small dog and a domestic cat. They definitely have a personality of their own. I know because I own 6 Persians. They are simply the sweetest animals that our God has created and I love mine very much. 3 of the 6 Persians I have are from Rescues.
Let me tell you my story about Madison. I saw her picture on a Persian cat adoption website and fell in love with her. I have always wanted a white Persian, but they are very hard to find and very expensive. I went ahead and filled out the online application and within a week I was invited to Wisconsin to visit and view this beauty and decide whether or not I would be a potential new owner. I remember my first thought was how thin and scared she looked. When I opened his cage he ran under a locker that was along the wall of the room. After a few minutes I could see her looking at me.
And I fell in love with this baby. I knew I had to get this girl to a safe house with food and love. Due to her stress, she had already lost a substantial amount of her hair and when I finally convinced her to let me lift her, I could feel the vertebrae in her back. And there were some major knots in her shoulder and along her side that needed to be tended to. Yes, with the help of God I was able to make her healthy again!
That was 3 months ago and Madison is like another cat. She has gained more than 2 pounds. and her fur is becoming really beautiful. This girl has quite the personality and definitely keeps the other male cats in the house at bay even though she is the smallest.
How does a Persian end up in hostels and on the street? Well that’s the biggest heartbreaker folks. They are, in my opinion, very cute little kittens while becoming very high maintenance cats that need almost daily brushing of their fur to maintain their coats. They overwhelm the new owner who is not prepared and end up in shelters, shaved and without loving homes.
They are usually one person cats, but in the right environment, with the right people they can adapt well to a family that is willing to take on the extra upkeep that comes with owning a Persian.
I think it’s very important that anyone considering a longhaired kitten think hard about being able to support this baby for the next fifteen to 18 years. Thank you for reading my article and hope to see you on my website.