What an adorable ball of fluff she is ~ so beautiful! Ann, I was reading some comments below from Thea, and it's interesting that my two short-haired Burmese shed fur all over the place, and my son's Persian hardly does at all! Coco
She is great, I needed some time to find out which end is which..but I think I figured it out. My cats are short haired but the amount of hair that is floating around in my house is still amazing...love all cats.
Amazingly Persians don't shed near as much as other breeds. Their undercoat is curly and it catches rather than falls out. She has to be combed every day or she will get mats. I refuse to shave her like so many do. Combing isn't that hard and gives us time together.
It's been great fun. I've combed a full litter of kittens out of her. She alwyas looks ragged in the summer. It's impossible to use a brush on her. I use a steel comb. It's the only thing that gets the mats out. She likes her front combed, but not the back. It's always a battle to get her tummy and back legs combed. I don't give in to her threats, so she finally gives in.
Oh my! I love it, and I understand the problem. We have that same problem with our 2 cats--they hog the couch all afternoon while napping. If someone dares to sit down in the middle (they prefer the end corners, of course), they make cranky noises. Cats are VERY territorial!