Had Kitty for about 3 years now and he’s been skittish since early on. In May, I moved from my Apt to a house. Kitty found his safe spot in one of my bathrooms, so I left him there. His food, water, gate, and pillow all in there and after 2 days of moving and family helping, he came out and quickly got acclimated to the new digs. He was even more social than ever, actually sleeping on my bed and coming up to me for head rubs. Then a week later, disaster. He was always going out on the balcony with me at the apt, then following out on the patio at the house. He wandered out through a hole in the fence and was gone. I searched for him every night and found him 3 weeks later. It took him about 1 hour to realize he was back home. Only now, he was a lot more scared. No toy playing, no bed sleeping, and he would only be visible from time to time. Otherwise he would sleep in high places I assume to avoid my dogs that have been around him since I got him. 2 weeks ago, I went to my dads house and stayed overnight. I left Kitty with 2 cans of wet food, and his dry feeder totally full. He has been eating a lot since his rescue. When I came home, he was totally a different cat. He hides out all day and night. When I left, he would perch on the window sills and watch birds all day, and now he doesn’t come out of the closet unless I pick him up and take him to his food. Then he eats like he’s outside again, then runs back into the closet. He’s not hiding like he was, but clearly the closet floor is his safe spot. The only time over the last few days, he comes out when I’m awake, is when I take a shower. Then he comes out does a low stressed meoowwww, and seems like he’s looking for me in the bedroom. It’s almost like he’s waiting for me to pick him up and take him to food so he can go back into hiding. Is this normal behavior for something like this happening? Could he be sick or something? I’ve never had a skittish cat, nor one that got out and recovered after being out in the weather and I’m sure petrified beyond belief. Is there something I can do to calm him?