I acquired a long-haired cat that hadn't been groomed in a while. Rather than throw the new cat directly into a bathtub and scrub her, I decided instead to shear her and spin her fur!
Step 1: First Step: Corner Your Unsuspecting Cat
Actually, I didn't corner her. When she was getting used to the house and my existing cat, she was already sequestered in one of the bedrooms, so there wasn't anywhere for her to run. Don't worry - she's not angry; she's a Scottish Fold, and her ears are naturally folded down like that. I believe that she must be part Persian as she has a flat face.