I remember, not so long ago, when this cat didn’t want to be touched very much. When getting to pet her entire back was a success.
I remember when she didn’t dare hop up and sit on the couch with us, and how the first time she did, we sat SO still, because we didn’t want to startle her.
I remember when she wouldn’t sit on our laps, and when she started to, she’d creep very slowly, and then relax one muscle at a time until she was comfortable. The process took about an hour, so by the time she was comfortable, you really weren’t.
She snuggles on me most nights. Apparently she also snuggles on me during the day sometimes, too.
Not sure how we got here with this girl, but I’m happy.