Have you met... Colby?
Colby is an extremely shy and cautious long-term resident of the NEAST cattery who needs some TLC.
He had a nasty allergic reaction when he was younger which made his ears sensitive, so he tends to flatten them when patted and give the impression he doesn't want to be touched. But when he gets to know you, he should come around.
He likes this ball. He also likes to run away and hide.
Apart from his own caution, another impedance to Colby getting pats is Jet getting in the way and rolling around everywhere...
But sometimes... the pats!