Thursday, May 10, 2007

What's wrong, Bunny?

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.

Bunny is the last survivor of 3 brothers. One died in a road accident and the other simply vanished

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.
~5-Cat Style

13 comments:

Suzanne said...

i hope bunny's changes are temporary! he sounds like a wonderfully sweet boy...and would be a great addition to someone's life.

happy thoughts to bunny...

--suz

Forty Paws said...

We hope Bunny doesn't have an illness making him sick!!!

I Obi, have tagged you Bombay, with a meme. Stop by our bloggie for the rules.

Luf, Obi

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I hope he is OK. Maybe he is just depressed and needs his forever home to make him really happy again!

Latte

Anonymous said...

cld u keep him in yr home for a few days till his potential adopter comes to see him? maybe he'll turn ard in a safe environment and be happy again. :)

Daisy said...

Oh please, please, please, please let Bunny get a good home! I am very worried about him.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

I don't like the vet, but it sounds like Bunny should be checked out. He could have something simple like a sore tooth making him grumpy.

I'm an expert on grumpiness :-)
Purrs and nosekisses, Bombay!

Caesar and Princess said...

We want Bunny to have a home and be happy. He will. I am hoping that he goes to the new home with the friend

~Princess

jcfloresinc said...

I hope Bunny feels better. Maybe someone scared him. I pray for a good home. I tagged you for the meme "7 Random Things About Me(You.)" Check out my blog for the instructions.
Be Blessed,
Samantha

Lux said...

I hope it's only temporary, too! What a handsome cat!

CatDonna & Cats said...

If it's possible maybe Bunny should go for a check up, if you can grab him (hopefully he's not become so aloof that he won't allow it).

Faz the Cat said...

I like Bunny, hope everything works out well. FAZ

p.s. Bombay - you've been tagged, see my blog for details

=^..^= said...

Hi Anonymous, Bonnie & CatDonna,

The other cat feeders and I are in the midst of discussions to get Bunny to a vet and then into a shelter.

Will keep all of you updated on his progress. :)

~5-Cat Style

calsifer said...

Bunny may have had a nasty encounter, but you probalby know that already.

We had a cat in one of our TNRM areas with a similiar story. Bobby's spiel is a bit long, and it' a bit stale, but one year on since he found a home, he's finally made peace with his housemate. Too bad, he developed a lump on his side which is now being monitored. Things don't seem to come easy for Bobby-boy.

Ok, I'm rambling from my original intent again. What I wanted to say is, going by Bobby, if given a chance to be in a home, Bunny will surely become the Bunny you know again. Just that his adopter will have to be patient and understanding.

Good luck, Bunny!