This is Bunny. He is one of the younger community cats who live in my estate.
Bunny is VERY friendly and VERY affectionate, so much so that it sometimes takes me an hour to break away from him and get home to dinner.
He is the kind of cat who will sprint towards you at full speed in utter joy and then rub himself all over your legs till your black pants turn white from his shedding fur. And as you scratch his cheek and rub him on the nose, he will climb on to your lap and chew on your bag straps or earphones.
Last week when The Flyer's friend expressed a desire to adopt a VERY friendly and VERY affectionate cat, I recommended Bunny right away. I was ecstatic when she agreed to come down to meet him to see if sparks will fly between them. Bunny has so much love to give, he will bring his adopters an incredible amount of joy.
So it is now very worrying to see a startling change in Bunny's personality. Starting early this week, he has been subdued and aloof. He'll ignore you and show no interest in anything. He may raise his chin slightly to allow you to scratch him, but that's about the biggest response you can get from him now.
I don't know if he is being bullied by other cats or getting scared off by people who want him to keep his distance. I don't know if all this is because he is entering adulthood and feeling grumpy.
I only hope that this change is only temporary and that it won't compromise his chances at being rehomed.