The little guy has definitely recovered from his fear of the cat. She clawed him across the chest, face and ear one afternoon after taking torture for more than 1/2 hour. She is a really good cat about 6 years old now I suspect and she still likes to play attack the stick but on her terms of course. The boy has a look of sheer and utter joy on his face. I hope life is kind to him and he is able to maintain that expression his entire life.