I guess I'll never know how old Baxter is because the shelter did not know how old he was. If I had to guess I would say 9 months to a year but who really knows.
I haven't seen them actually cuddling yet. They are close on the first picture but not what I would condsider cuddling. But it's pretty warm here so I'll wait for the cooler weather and see if I can get a picture then.
They seem to get along well enough. They have their wrestling matches like in the bottom picture but no hissing or growling.
Yes, I adopted Baxter about 2 months ago. I just felt that Barnaby needed a playmate because he is not too interested in playing with toys but he likes to wrestle with my hand and arm and chase my feet, so now he has another cat to release his play aggression on.
Baxter is a bit aggressive and selfish, eats all the food in the house and always wants to occupy my lap when I am sitting, and Barnaby is too passive to push his way in. I've tried locking Baxter in a room for a while on some nights so Barnaby can have my lap but most of the time he just goes looking for Baxter.
Richo -- they are looking great. I'm sorry if you are disappointed by the change in dynamic, I hope everything works out as the cats continue to adjust and grow. Has Baxter gotten much bigger? Any idea how much he weighs now?