I've gone through ups and downs with Jazz over the years. I was never able to get too close to him, maybe 4' or 5' at best, but then there was a time when I did not see him for months and months and then if I did see him and he saw me he would take off as if he was in real danger.
A couple of years ago his bestest buddy, Tess, hit by a car in the early morning. Since then he's been a loner and he meows. He never talked until after Tess died.
I love that I am seeing him regularly lately but I know that this can change. For now I'm enjoying seeing him and knowing he is eating well.