Phoebe has just flat out amazed us with how well she has dealt with Ian. This is the cat that, whenever someone under the age of ten entered our house, would run in terror and hide under the bed. She would stay there for hours, then come out looking all frazzled. She wouldn't be back to normal until the next day.
We take her outside on a leash and she is fearless - until she hears a child's voice from three streets over. Then she freaks out and runs for the back door.
I got her when she was about a year old, so I don't know what happened to terrify her so, but I was secretly really worried while I was pregnant. I honestly thought she would hide under the bed for the last few years of her life.
The very first thing we did when we brought him home from the hospital was find Phoebe and put the car seat down right in front of her. She took one look at him, and then? She just ignored him. She didn't even seem to notice when he cried, which was quite a bit. This went on for several weeks, then she did go through a phase of about a month where she sulked. But since then she has seemed pretty content with him.
She doesn't seem to be scared of him, sometimes she will even come up and give him a head butt on the leg.. It's really weird. Most of the time she stays just out of his reach, and oh does Ian smile and laugh and point when he sees her. His whole face lights up.
But the first time she saw him crawl. I soooooo wish I had gotten that on video. We were in the kitchen, it was close to her dinner time, and she saunters in to start the begging routine. Ian sees her from the opposite side of the room, squeals in delight, and starts army crawling towards her. I swear that cat got a, "What the hell?" look on her face. She didn't run away, just sat there and looked incredulously at him as he got closer and closer. It wasn't until he made a grab at her face that she finally walked away and looked at me like, "Do you see what that thing is doing? Don't you think you need to address this problem?"
I did get this clip a few days later.
So yeah, their relationship may change a little now that he's more mobile, but here we are a few weeks in and they're both doing great!