He has always had a "I'm looking for you" meow I call it his echolocation. For most his life he has done it, both with his now long gone sister cat and with the humans in his life. He meows a very particular meow and usually does not stop till he hears where I am in the house and then he comes to see me. It's actually very sweet. But he has started to take longer and longer to find me and I started wondering if at 16 he was getting some kitty dementia or something. now we have recently moved to a very different house and he seems quite lost.
But I had this hearing idea the other day because he is so much happier when I just stick my head out into tha hallway, despite the fact that I was already calling him for a while.
So I have been snapping my fingers and such near his ears when he is just sitting around and he does not seem to notice, very loud sound do still get his attention.
So I wonder if my cat is a space cadet, to calm to be bothered by noise, a victim of fuzzy dementia, going deaf or just a dork?