I am very happy to report that Rose continues to make great progress being more relaxed in her home.
Signs of progress:
- More often than not, she allows her humans to touch her, so long as it is on her back and not near her head. This is a big shift, a few months ago, we were still lucky to get to touch her. It helps to allow her to see the hand first that is slowly approaching her.
- More often than not, she doesn't flee in panic when a human walks by her.
- Recently, while I was sitting at the table, she sat near me on the table with her back facing me. When I reached out to pet her, she moved into the pet as if she liked it and wanted more rather than fleeing in panic.
- Now when she does get scared, it doesn't take her nearly as long to calm back down.
Rose has a long ways to go yet before she is sleeping in my lap but she is on the path to that wonderfulness! When we found her as a wee kitten, she desperately wanted to be held close and loved on. I am hoping we can get her back to that superlovey state.
Now that I am increasingly able to touch her and she is more relaxed, I feel like I am starting to get to know her now. I feel the bond growing between us. I like that.