Over the past few days I've been administering "play therapy" on dear Luckie, deliberately playing with her a lot more, and it seems to be having a positive effect. She seems a lot more relaxed, stretching out all over the carpet, sleeping on the windowsills, and even just more submissive, like this morning when she lay down next to me in bed and -- gasp! -- let me pet her, without being held down with my other hand. This of course would be par for the course for most cats, but this is a big step for Luckie, who always seems ready to flee, even from affection. So more time with the laser pointer, feather toys and mousies is in order!