Little Rose is still little, but she grows more bold by the day.
She used to avoid all human contact for fear of being eaten. She even didn't like being looked at. She would skitter around the edge of the room, always keeping a safe distance from those scary humans.
She perfected her "stink eye" - face slightly downcast while her eyes are looking up at you. This is a look she demonstrates quite often.
For quite a long time now, Rose has been getting Anxitane, an anti-anxiety supplement which seems to really be working for her. More and more when she is feeling safe, she has been asking me for pets. I have discovered that she loves having her chin and cheeks scratched! She has also recently taken to enjoy being brushed, which is good as she has desperately needed it. Her fur is starting to get soft, for the first time ever - yea!!
There are only two places in the house that she allows me to touch her.
The kitchen window
and the cat bed on the dishwasher.
Rose still gets freaked out pretty easily and generally avoids getting near humans - she still doesn't even let Laura pet her. Rose has always been Laura's cat (I have claimed the other five). But now Laura is accusing me of stealing her little Rose. I'm not sure what to say, Rose makes her own choices.
More often than not, Rose can be found cuddling with her favorite snuggle buddy, Nahum.
Sweet Nahum never seems to mind being used as Rose's pillow.