Cats come in many shapes and sizes: some are fluffy, some are slim, some are hyper, and some are sleepy. What it teaches us is that there is no wrong way to be a cat. Barnaby, the hero of today's post, is a fluffy Persian whose key traits are his melancholic eyes, his permanent frown, and a 20-hour sleeping schedule.

Remember that phrase "turn that frown upside down?" Well, Barnaby wears his smile upside down. He surely lives a happy life, yet he looks like a gloomy, bored aristocat. Ah, the woes of a home cat, who would understand them?...

One might think that his face looks very monotonous, but in reality, he can pull off many different looks: he can do a great "I woke up at 6 in the morning" impression, or "I've slept for 20 years, but I want to sleep more" look, or the "permanent bad hair day," and the classic "pleas gib" that's popular among many felines.

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Meet Barnaby, The Cross-Eyed Persian Cat Who Is Cute But Always Seems To Be Sad

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Lis Daglish
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1 year ago

I WANT A BARNABY!

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Barnaby is a very reserved, lonesome cat, and prefers to get the pets only when he lets. Aside from his long sleeping scheduling, he likes to lay around in random places of the house, eat food, and just be an all-round normal cat. He's more relatable than you might think!

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Jackie Wacky
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1 year ago

Barnaby looks like a baby lion 😻

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Pepper Sergent
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1 year ago

So much floofness

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Barnaby's owner told some extra details to Bored Panda about the melancholic fluffball: “Barnaby will be 5 in May. He was the only cat for a while until we welcomed his little sister last year (Barnaby wasn’t as welcoming). He is very spoiled and likes to sleep about 20 hours a day. He naps on my chair (mom’s) during the day so if I want to sit down, I have to sit on the floor. He only likes to be petted when he’s in the mood. We love him.”

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ANGEL UMOREN
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1 year ago

Loving your Hair!

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Blaze the SandWing
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1 year ago

why is this so cute

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Rebecca
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1 year ago

The floof is strong with this one.

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Carson Casper
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1 year ago

The pipe🤣masterful

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ANGEL UMOREN
Community Member
1 year ago

What a Cutie!

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Kate Musso
Community Member
1 year ago

Soooo flooooofffyyyy.

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Lucia Coleman
Community Member
1 year ago

yes the snek is strong with this one

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Luther von Wolfen
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1 year ago

I feel like there is potential here for a mashup with the Bernie meme.

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Gloria Elena Gil
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhh, her eyes! His eyes! BEAUTIFUL!

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Go ahead I'm listening sweetheart.

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Rose Lazarus
Community Member
1 year ago

Fluff recharging

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ANGEL UMOREN
Community Member
1 year ago

I love your eyes Barnaby!

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ANGEL UMOREN
Community Member
1 year ago

Sooo Cute!

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sturmwesen
Community Member
1 year ago

Me when I realize after sunday evening comes monday morning. :-(

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ANGEL UMOREN
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty Kitty

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Panda Inu
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1 year ago

I see no difference, u guys?

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dido74
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute little siblings ❤️🥰

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Dorothy Boyett
Community Member
1 year ago

My hair resser got carried away with the comb out!

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Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

Is the lawn dry?

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GC
Community Member
1 year ago

I shall have my milk on the finest of bone china.

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SeaShell
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1 year ago

TAIL

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Wilma Sliwiak
Community Member
1 year ago

Can’t commit, upstairs or downstairs?

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River Webb
Community Member
1 year ago

the floof judges you

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Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
1 year ago

Open the door. Please.

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Wolfstar
Community Member
1 year ago

The "get me some coffee hooman i'm grumpy af" look

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Wolfstar
Community Member
1 year ago

The "ples gib food me hungwy" look

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TAN YI XIN Moe
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually the chair hypnotize me.

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