Oops, caught in the bathroom sink.
What a cute little kitten... probably 10-12 weeks old
On this picture you can kind of see his subtle tabby markings (where did that ball go to?)
This used to be his favorite blanket to hide in, obviously he outgrew it because he stopped laying in/on it after he was about a year old.
...and at about 2 1/2 years old.
When I was looking for a cat at the shelter I wanted to find one that was very friendly. Originally I had my name down on another kitten that was described as very sweet & friendly (and was) but an older couple had claimed him first so the Russian Blue kitten (who is now my Barnaby) was my second choice. Three years later I can't ever imagine having chosen a cat other than Barnaby. He ended up being the perfect choice for me. He's such a sweetheart and even though he's 3 years old, he still has a high pitched kitten "mew", especially when he begs.
My only regret was not getting one of his siblings as well. At the time I had been visiting the shelter, I was itching and sneezing while I was there and was afraid that my allergies would be much worse with 2 cats at home. It turns out that I have no allergy problems with Barnaby unless I touch my eyes after touching him. As much as I would like to have a companion for him, he seems to be content where he is.