That attitude is so much less than it was before, too. LOL!!!
Yes, she is a beautiful animal, inside and out. Still very cautious, but the massive fear has left (except for brief moments when there is an unexpected meeting somewhere). But she's definitely a sweetheart, for all the covering and protection.
And yes, Hissy, I remember that too...and now she is (just as you said. "Someday, if you keep doing what you're supposed to and STOP invading her space, she will..."). And someday, I suspect, there will come a headbutt and a bit of a love from her...and then I'll be a muddled puddle for a while, too, just like when she emerged from hiding.
Hissy, I can't thank you enough for all you've done for her, for me, and for my household of felines. Without you, and without this site, I don't know where we'd be (probably all hiding under beds...)
So thanks, MA, from inside my heart and soul. Thanks.