i hate to say it but i may have to either shave persia's belly or get someone else to do it. because of the humidity of late, her Fabulous Wooly Undercoat has acquired a nest of snarls she refuses to let me remove. and i have tried. and tried. she's being difficult,difficult like an iranian mullah with no nuclear capability, which, indeed she is.
so it's either a trip in Hal to the pet groomer, someone i know gives her a lion cut( i have the clippers but my cat's are notorious for allowing anyone else but mr mittens to come near them with nail clippers or scissors) or the mobile pet shaver i used to see around cambridge all the time.