This morning, Laev laid her head in my hands and leaned quietly against me for an ear and cheek rub.
You wouldn't think this was such a big deal, but this is the first time she's just quietly relaxed for petting like this (when I didn't catch her already tired) since she was about 14 weeks old or so. I think she probably was still a little sleepy from the nap she'd taken earlier, but we'll take it. :-)
I don't mean to imply that she's hard to handle at all; she's not. She just doesn't slow down from doing laps for mundane things such as petting. This was a big step for here. She turns 2 in a couple of weeks; is this maturity coming?
Not a chance.