Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
Saffy was meant as a present for my oldest son, who adores animals. Although, as time passed she didn't have any interest in him, and would hide through most of the day to avoid the children. She very quickly became "my cat". We acquired Saffy as an adult cat who according to the owners felt it was best that she live with someone who had fewer pets, and could give her the attention she deserved.
I believe he was referring to her need to be groomed. When she first arrived at our home she had to be shaved. Her hair was knotted and tangled beyond what a brush could fix. I learned very quickly that she had to be brushed immediately after bathing and brushed at a minimum of once a week. Shedding wasn't too big of an issue as long as she was brushed regularly.
My husband and sister and almost anyone who actually did get to meet her would laugh at our Himalayan-Persian cat because of her face. She didn't have a snout like most do, in fact, her nose was flat against her face, and her hair covered most of it.
Overall she was a lovely pet who very good at hiding until the children went to bed. Only when the house was quiet and I was alone would she come out of her hiding spot and lay on my lap until I went to bed. Then she would follow, and fight me for my pillow.