Last night Xena jumped on Lauren's bed and slept with her and Teeny Weeny, the cat. Lauren was in the middle, and Xena was on one side, and Teeny on the other.
Xena, who is variously called Xena, Xena Beana, Xener McBeaner etc. jumped up on Lauren's bed! This is a huge accomplishment for Xena. What courage this must have taken her. She must have finally felt safe enough to dare to lie down with a human being.
We are celebrating!
Increasingly, I have noticed that Xena has been lifting her head out from the couch cushions, the better to see Lauren. Xena's eyes are following Lauren, keeping tabs on her as it were.
Xena still lives in fear, of sounds, of people, of shadows, of anything at all. She feels safest when she cannot be seen.
Isn't she a brave girl, though, to come out from hiding under the cushions of the couch?
What wonderful accomplishment will come next, we wonder.