One of my three Himmies is a VERY shy little female. I got her and her brother from a rescue at the same time when they were babies so they have never been abused. Her brother is outgoing and quite a character. She, on the other hand, took 15 months in my home before she would allow me in the same room with her. For a long time she wouldn't even make eye contact. She is now comfortable enough to sit next to me with her head in my lap. I can stroke her but she flinches if I move too quickly and I can't even think of picking her up. I have a quiet home and she and her brother both get along extremely well with my other cat. He is three years old and they are now two. Is there any hope she will eventually be less afraid? I feel for her and would like her to be less anxious. I have used Feliway and it doesn't seem to affect her.