This is Miss Izzi one of our beautiful cats. Izzi is a long haired British house cat, and she sheds like crazy. She also doesn’t know how to pad without retracting her claws, so I get scratched to pieces while she has cuddles. Today I didn’t use the blanket over me, so I look like a white and brown fluff ball!
Izzi and Yoda (her brother, I will include a photo of him later) were taken away from their mum too early. Because of this they didn’t learn to pad with their claws retracted, so we become a human pin cushion when they pad us. They also didn’t learn to groom themselves properly. We quite regularly have to shave big clumps of hair from her side, back, tummy and bum, which she doesn’t like, but it’s a necessity as they get really big and really tight.
Both cats are roughly 9 years old, and as of now they are both doing really well. Sure, life would be easier without them (sometimes they pee on furniture/the floor etc) but we love them just the way they are!
Just for good measure, here is Ginger Biscuit the first, aka Cookie, our Syrian hamster