It's taken 3+ years for this to happen....for our grumpy cat Tess to actually get near Aiden. Tess never really recovered from that trip to Vietnam. Neither did my friend Dana who was kept hostage by Tess upstairs when she went upstairs to feed her. Thankfully I had two cat sitters for that trip. I know she doesn't look all that thrilled but the fact that she doesn't run upstairs or downstairs when Aiden enters the room.
Okay, Aiden didn't have much interest in petting her up until about 6 months ago. Terrorize? Yes, but not pet. Poor guy's feelings were so hurt whenever he asked to pet Tess. But times have changed and he gets to pet her everyday now! I knew they'd appreciate each other someday.