Owning a Persian cat is really wonderful. This beauty is somewhat a cross between a small dog and a domestic cat. They most definitely have a personality all their own. I know this because I am the owner of 6 Persians. They are just the sweetest animals that our God has created and I love mine very much. 3 of the 6 Persians that I own are from Rescues.
Let me tell my story about Madison. I saw her picture on a Persian cat adoption website and fell in love. I have always wanted a White Persian but they are really hard to find and very expensive. I followed through and filled out the online application and within a week I was invited up to Wisconsin to visit and see this beauty and decide on whether or not I would be a possible new owner. I remember my first thought was how very thin and scared she looked. When I opened her cage she ran under a locker that was along the wall of the room. After a few minutes I could see her peek out at me.
And I just fell in love with this baby. I knew that I had to get this girl into a safe house with nourishment and love. From stress she had already lost a substantial amount of her hair and when I finally convinced her to allow me to pick her up I could feel the vertebrae in her back. And there were a few major knots on her shoulder and along her side that needed to be attended to. Yes with God’s help I could make her healthy again!
That was 3 months ago and Madison is like another cat. She has gained over 2 lbs. and her fur is coming back really beautifully. This little girl has quite the personality and she definitely keeps in line the other male cats in the house even though she is the smallest.
How does a Persian end up in shelters and on the street? Well that is the biggest heart breaker friends. They are, in my opinion, very cute little kittens at one time that grow into very high maintenance cats that need almost daily brushing of their fur in order to maintain their coats. They overwhelm the unprepared new owner and end up in shelters, shaved and without loving homes.
They are generally one person cats but in the right environment, with the right persons can adjust well to a family that is willing to take on the extra maintenance involved with owning a Persian.
I believe that it is very important for anyone considering a long haired kitten to think really hard about being able to maintain this baby for the next fifteen to 18 years. Thank you for reading my article and I hope to see you on my web site.
Source by Julie Bradley