My ginger boy is almost back to his playful (naughty) self. We had a horrible start to the year when he got bitten but he is gradually getting his self confidence back. He never seems to stray far from the house now. He has never been a lap cat but now spends evenings sat next to me on the sofa. Occasionally, he'll reach out his paw and touch me whilst he is nodding off. I think it is a reassurance thing.