As I’m sitting at my computer, attempting to get some work done, my usual helper has come by. Stinky, pictured above just came up to his perch, that happens to be right in the middle of everything I’m doing. (Typical of most cats. ) After wearing himself out by attacking the velcro strip on my computer cord, he has gone to slumber for a bit. As I’m moving around, making some noise, he jumps from fright and is startled out of his sleep. he has been doing this for quite a few months now and it is to the point of being comical. I just laughed and tried to ease him. He is startled often, when I open the door, put pots away, slide something across the floor, open/close drawers, etc. Basically, anything that is not a quiet or subtle noise affects him.
Why this is, I don’t know. He is a very friendly and loving, laid-back cat that loves to play and cuddle. He has no fear of dogs or cars and doesn’t meet a stranger. It’s just odd to me that he has gotten so jumpy.
Anyone else ever have this problem? What’s the solution?