I've a male cat, just 5 month old, and I work for a software company so I leave him with my dad (parkinson's patient) everyday morning.
When my cat senses that I'm going to work, he shows very high affection to me and my dad, and shows sadness and excessive purring (even comes to bathroom while I wash).
He and his parents (now dead) were domestic, and born and brought up at our own house. Since last month, my cat has been showing different mannerisms. After I leave for work he runs away from home after having food, and returns only when needed. Usually he might be waiting for me when comes back. And shows similar behaviours as shown at morning.
He does not seem to like eating from anywhere else, our house is large and equipped with enough things, there are few bushes and sufficient land area around the house, he have 3 litter boxes, he can have food at any time he wants it, and Dad is very caring toward him. Still he goes.
Any help appreciated, I'm very worried where he runs to, there are many stray dogs and traffic in those streets. I'm also concerned about his health.
P. S : He is very less tempered and brought up along two adult cats