I adopted Sebastian 4 or 5 days ago from the animal shelter. He's been such a complete cuddle bug! He wants me to constantly coddle him and love on him and he purrs and purrs and purrs and does the sweetest things to get my attention. He's slept with me throughout the night every night since I brought him home, but something recent has me a bit worried and I don't know if my worrying is necessary. I was playing with him earlier and I accidentally spooked him a little bit (he was playing with my feet under the covers and then he got scared of them and jumped backwards off the bed, quite odd because he loves this game). After that he was asking for a tummy rub (he adores them, quite odd, as well), so I started rubbing his belly. He kept kicking my hand. As advised I yelped loudly. It didn't seem to help, so I tapped him lightly on the nose (also advised) then he became terrified of everything in the room. I felt really guilty, so I left him alone for a while. He seemed fine after an hour or so, and he approached me, purring and rubbing his face against mine. I reached out to pet him, which he welcomed for a few minutes, then suddenly looked at my hand and freaked out and ran off. I left him alone for an hour and approached him. He purred as I pet him for a few minutes then jumped slightly at my hand again - I immediately left him be. He's seemed a bit odd for the past hour or so. I'm a little worried about him. Could this be some sort of behavioral problem? I realize now that I should not have tapped him ever so lightly and I will never tap him again. But, I'm a bit paranoid that this might have permanently damaged our trust. Am I worried over nothing? Should I talk to the vet about this when I bring him in to be neutered a couple of days from now? Or, is this something he will more than likely get over given a bit more time? I have OCD nekitty so its probably just me obsessing for no reason. Any input would be more than appreciated.
Thank you :kittyturn
Thank you :kittyturn