Dickens is terrified.
Two weeks ago, Dickens was taken outside ,along with his siblings to have a play while I was hanging out the washing. It was very windy and a big tarp that was covering the roof of our damaged garage was flapping around. Poor Dickens got a terrible fright and bolted for the road. My daughter caught up with him, but he was terrified and started leaping up at the glass windows to try and get inside. We let him in immediately, but now, he remains terrified of us and refuses to go outside at all. He spends his days under my bed, hiding from us, and only comes out for food. He shies away from me when I try to pat him, and I really don't know what to do. Dickens is an indoor cat but used to spend several hours a day in an outside compound with my other kitties. Now he won't even go into the compound. He is completly deaf so can't be soothed with words. I hate seeing my boy like this. Any suggestions on how to bring my poor boy round would be appreciated.