Come on give me some fuss

I usually greet my slave when he comes home moving from wherever I am currently resting and jumping up onto his bed for 5 minutes of fuss before resuming seeking solitude. However since he has only been out twice in the last 11 days (supposedly working from home but I haven’t seen much evidence of work) I am missing this little ritual so have resorted jumping on his bed whenever he comes upstairs and goes further than the bathroom door. Sometimes this works and I get my desired attention, but often I only get a perfunctory stroke or worse still he comes nowhere near me.