Today, for the first time since we took her in, Miss Teia Honey got to see a human child.
Her previous folks had 3 young children, but the way the household life was described to me, she had little to no interaction with them.
I came home from some appointments and Missy T was at the door, could see her through the window. One of our landlady's grand children was on the deck blowing soap-bubbles, just well enough hidden by the BBQ that she could not see him.
I opened the door and Teia sniffed at the sill a little and stepped out. In response to his, "Look, a kitty," she stopped and stood looking at him. After a few seconds, Teia commenced the few feet of exploration she's started liking to do.
Miss Teia stayed out a few minutes while I told him a little about her.
Our landlady came out to see who her grandson was speaking to and Teia looked at her before walking back in the sunroom. By this time Hildiekatt had come out, too. She asked me to tell her grandson this kitty's name, so I said "Hildie." "Wow, that almost just like gramma's name (which is Hilda)."
I shooed Hildie in, as it looked like she wanted to go more walkabout than just the deck near the door, closed out the conversation and went inside to give the girls supper before I went to work.
So, brave Miss Teia takes another step forward.