Yesterday when I went down to the sewing room to hang out with Boots, I took my knitting and had planned to sit down there with him but he ran out and ran upstairs. I let him hang out upstairs for a while by himself while I did a few things down there. When I came upstairs, his pupils weren’t huge, though they were a bit larger than normal. He seemed a bit more relaxed but every little sound made him jump. In fact, my feet were cold so I went into the bedroom to get my slippers and when I walked up behind him on the wood floor, it scared him and he ran like he was going to hide, then he realized it was just me. I have no idea why he’s so afraid upstairs but it does seem like a fear issue.
He sat on my lap while I stitched .. probably for two hours. Usually when I get ready to get up, I have to pick him up and put him down but since he’s been weird, any little moving and he jumps down.
I paid careful attention to the “things” and nothing in particular seems to bother him. For a while, he was sleeping under the floor stand right next to the newest lamp. I had a grocery sack hanging over the stair banister that was full of things I was going to take downstairs and I thought maybe that being something that isn’t normally there had him scared so I took it down and held it up to him. He sniffed it and looked inside . . no interest and he wasn’t afraid of the bag.
Probably after about three hours, he walked over and bit my foot. I didn’t fuss at him. I said “No!”, picked him up and took him back downstairs.
I felt better that he was upstairs longer than normal, though most of the time, he wasn’t 100% relaxed, he sat on my lap, I petted him and he never bit my arm. Hopefully, we’re making progress and he’ll get back to normal soon.