Cat suddenly swatting my hand
I have an outdoor/garage cat that I’ve had for the past two years. He suddenly becomes excited (can tell by body language, tail, posture, etc.) when I pet him.
I try to avoid it when he does seem excited. He is fixed. I got him fixed after he showed up.
He will swat my hand and back away a little, so no real claws. I don’t mind except he is a really big boy and it could hurt if he keeps it up.
He recently lost his buddy that lived with him, so maybe he is lonely. Maybe he wants attention?