10 Signs You Grew Up Persian

If kittenhood felt like an endless series of baths and brush-grooming, this post is for you.

1. While your shorthair friends chased mice and peed on beanbag chairs, you had to compete in cat shows

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2. Your mother never left the house but somehow had gossip about EVERYONE

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3. You had some seriously WTF haircuts

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4. All your school photos looked like this

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5. Your friends: Zero baths a week. You: ALL THE BATHS

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6. You went to your Calico friend’s house for Easter and were like, Whaaaaat?

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7. Your friends all thought you ate weird

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8. You had to work in your uncle’s store on weekends, catching mice

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9. Your dad would caterwaul in front of your girlfriend - UGH, THE WORST

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10. But on your birthday you always got the best old-school toys

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