I had a friend over for dinner yesterday, and she'd never met the kitties before. Melly, unsurprisingly, was her usual charming and adorable self, and was pleased as punch to make a new friend. I warned my friend upon her arrival that Scarlett would probably be standoffish, and indeed she was. She even went so far as to take a few swipes at my friend, although she did keep her claws in. I was pleased that Scarlett actually hung around with us instead of hiding under the bed--I'll count that as progress!