Hi Elena and Christine,
Where is Oil City in PA? How far is it from Cincinnati? I think I know where Bowling Green is.
My cat has been an "only child" for the past 11 years. She has not lived with other animals or kids. She sleeps alot.lt's because she's alone at home during the day. Before leaving for work, I leave her food and clean her litter box. She has a water fountain so fresh water is available at all times. When we come back, she expects attention. She is very playful--likes kitty soccer and chasing "Da Bird". She also cuddles up in my lap while I watch TV. I also let her out on our deck. She likes to "patrol" the area for critters. She also expects to be brushed, her eyes cleaned and the usual play during grooming time. I don't groom her everyday though--may 3 x a week. As far as habits, whenever we have visitors, she hides. When everything settles down, she comes out and socializes with the guests. She does not want to be chased. I guess she wants to socialize at her own pace. She prefers people who are quiet and don't make sudden moves.
A bad habit of hers though is that she gets back at me if I come home late by urinating next to the litter box. She is good with poop--no accidents but if she is nervous or afraid or upset, she will pee where she shouldn't just to let you know she's not right. She also cries if she does not get the attention she wants, which is not that often
Her digestive system is also very sensitive. Whenever I take her to the cat kennel when we leave for a few days, she would develop on and off loose stools. This is terrible for a Persian! They don't change her food. I think it is the water. She needs to have running water. When I get her back, loose stools are gone. She's been checked by her vet. No problems. She has all her shots. She's always been healthy. Goes to the vet 1-2 x a year. I believe the sickest she has ever been was last October when she picked up a runny nose (kennel cough?) from a new pet kennel she boarded in for a few days. She was given antibiotics and got better . She never went back to that place.
So I guess this is the scoop. Let me know if you are still interested. Persians are finicky as you probably know. But I love mine to pieces, especially when she sleeps on her back with her paws in the air. Wish I could relax like that.
Look forward to hearing from you.