He has started protesting being petted.
He was NEVER a cuddler, but when he was sick before we would commune. He would not put up with my lap but always found a flat spot from chin to belly on me to sleep most of the night. In the winter, I think he found it too warm. He will pop up beside me (always just as I am starting to doze off....) and say hi, but when I pet him, he backs off.....
I notice him staring off into space.
Last week he had a couple of tummy upsets but he is eating the wet food (OH, how much I hate that stuff! I was so proud he never bothered me with opening cans because I gave in to begging etc. NOW he will brazenly reach up to sniff the french fries I bring into the house... just in case he wants it!) and it moves past the mass quite handily.
What a trouper.
He doesn't like fingers. He bites.... but he LOVES to rub against my toes.