I think it is hard to place some of the older cats, and this kitty is additionally extremely reserved. He loves every bit of attention that you can give him and tolerates everything (nail clipping, being picked up, etc), but he wouldn't approach. He'd watch people and wait. With that kind of personality, it's easy to get passed over. I couldn't overlook him, though, because I couldn't get over his very uncanny eyes and his very (I think) non-cat-like penchant for looking me in the eyes.Why so long at the shelter?