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Barnaby was one of many strays who arrived at the shelter this Spring. He was very frightened and hissed at everyone, but we found out that if you ignored the hisses and just petted him, he was fine. He became accustomed to the shelter very slowly and we noticed that he tends to create a very special bond with some of his roommates. We would love for him to be adopted with one or or more (!) of his friends. Barnaby accepts petting if you go slowly, has a low rumbly purr, and he has a playful side as well when it comes to wand toys in particular. Barnaby has also shown that he likes to be brushed. He has only a casual interest interest in catnip. Barnaby is clearly a work in progress. He is not a lap cat and perhaps never will be, but he and his friends would be excellent companions for a kitty that needs one.