Kitty mom here!
Girlie and I have reached a real milestone this month. In the first three months of the year she had already been in four “homes” (two shelters, two actual homes, me being the fifth), so I knew when I adopted her that it would take some time for her to warm up to people again.
She’s mostly social from a distance, just as the shelter had said she’d be, but recently she sleeps a lot more closely to me than before; she’ll leave her cat tree to sit with me on the sofa, and she’ll (despite my small apartment) follow me everywhere I go, just to see what I’m up to.
When I first brought her home I was worried we’d be distant forever, but I’m glad she’s gotten settled in. She’s terribly clumsy for a cat, and she’s a little cross-eyed, and she ate my succulent once, but I love her just the same.