Ariana would still very much prefer it if I just left her alone. Once I have hands on her she tends to relax, especially when I hit all the right spots with the kitten massage. Last night I rubbed her back leg to get the reflex going and finally I hit the right spot and she splayed her toes and started purring pretty hard. Made me smile.
Fedele is eating well and ended up eating almost an entire jar of baby food. I did get Ariana to give it a try and she liked it well enough to stand on my foot, but not enough to fight anyone off for it.