I foster domestic short hairs for my local humane society and I've only ever owned short-haired cats. Recently I had the unusual opportunity to foster two female perisan kittens. They are the cutest kittens I've ever fostered and their personalities are particularly sweet. I lost a cat to cancer three months ago and am considering adopting my foster girls. I've been doing a lot of research on the breed from books, but haven't talked to anyone who actually lives with a Persian. Some friends are dissuading me saying I will be vacuuming up loads of fur for years. Does anyone here own a Persian? What are they like to live with in terms of grooming and shedding? I've already experienced how affectionate, loving and loyal they are and am quite taken by the breed, just a little intimidated by the fur factor.