When Lillibet was small, we had a number of small people visit and the first one was a very small boy who wandered into the kitchen and Lillibet had gone to 'see what he was up to'. Unfortunately, she was right behind him and he screamed and Lillibet didn't have any where to go and they both became trapped in a tangle of chair legs with no escape from each other.
The next time, two very vibrant small people visited who are always very enthusiastic about seeing us cats, but we are not so enthusiastic about seeing them, even though they are so terribly well behaved. They like to stroke us and have their dollies ride on our backs and play house with them. I just hide whilst Faith entertains them. Really, it was always Mr. Zeus's job to entertain this excitable duo, he was fascinated with them. Well, Lillibet took up residence behind the sofa, never to be seen again, her fear of small people affirmed!
So, last night was quite a shock for her system and even and bolshy and as bold as she is, this is one thing that really has her heart racing. But last nights little friend played with her with the 'cat frenzie' toy and she nearly forgot her worries until Little 'E' stood up to take her coat off and that was it...Lillibet was GONE! So, Momma and Little 'E' ventured upstairs and got out the dreamies and tried to tempt her to coming forward (after she had done 3 full circuits of the top floor) - Faith came upstairs and Lillibet plucked up the courage as Little 'E' averted her eyes whilst holding out a cat treat on her hand. Bingo, Lillibet was brave and came forward to take the treat, albeit having a nibble of little fingers in the process. Little 'E' even had a stroke of her silky fur. Momma said it felt like her heart was about to pound out of her chest, but a few quiet minutes with a cat minded small person and she was won over... brave LilliLongLegs and a very kind Little 'E'!