Originally Posted by luvmycat1
Last night when I was in bed Popsie got all riled. I didn't try to pet him because when I do he bites from being all excited. All I did was lay there and I was talking to him and he lunged at my arm again and bit me. He doesn't let go right away either. What is with him. Maybe he's getting fruity from being old?
Sounds like he could have been abused or traumatized before he found you. Try to be patient with him, give him his space, and let him come to you. Let him know he can trust you by being gentle, quiet, and slow in your movements around him. Given time, hopefully he will come to know he has nothing to fear with you.
Another possibility is that he has pain somewhere. Has he had a checkup recently? You might want to have one for him if not, just to rule out anything clinical.