"Bubba Brudder," Shadow (on the left, cradled in his brother's arms) is the littermate of Elliott, and is now ten years old. Although he's quite a big boy (12.5 pounds!), he thinks he's still a little guy. When mom's not watching, he smoothly and silently creeps up and snuggles next to her on the chair. Mom ALWAYS knows he's there, though.
When he was a kitten, we used to call him "Slinky Stinky," because he was long and lean, and tended to be a bit smelly.