Yesterday I had surgery on my nose, and today is recovery.
As a persian cat I struggle with breathing due to years of breeding persians to look a certain way. My breeders tried to achieve the "perfect" face for winning competitions, just as my mum and dad did, but I did not measure up to those beauty standars, and as a conequence I suffer when I'm breathing.
My human who bought me from my breeders was very naive and uneducated when it came to my breed, she saw a cute face and a loving personality, and did not know about all the health issues I have and are prone to. But trust me when I say that she quickly learned!! My human now tells me all the time how sorry she is for putting money in the pockets of those who put my looks before my health, and to try and make up for it she lets me have the surgery I need, and tells everyone who will listen to adopt and don't shop! My doctor told me I was lucky as I now have a chance to breath better and live a life without running out of breath,which will come in handy as I love to play and run around like all kittens do. Unfortunately, my health issues are not over yet, but at least we can tick off 'breathing' on the list. No cats or dogs should have to go through surgery to breath when it could all easily have been avoided in the first place, by just caring more about animal health than creating beauty standards that are affecting the life quality of little kittens like me.
Persians are cute, damn cute, and we are loving companions who spreads so much joy and love to the life of our humans. And so many as I have seen here on instagram have a loving home, but always keep in mind that health comes before a cute flat face, and if you want one of us (and I can't blame you if you do) than choose to adopt one, and don"t support unethical breeding. For my human it's a lesson learned.
Now I will continue my recovery and have my human attend to my every need, just as it should be 🧡
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