My mum, upon seeing photos of Millicent when I first got her:
I can’t come near that monster!!!!
My mum, a few days later:
Okay, I’ll come over. But she stays in her enclosure!
My mum, a week later:
I suppose you can take her out. Just keep her on the other side of the room, will you?
My mum, today (four months later):
My friend wants to see your snake. Can you bring her over please?
What can I say, Millie’s a charmer ;) And my mum might call her names, but I reckon it’s all just a front and she’s secretly curious :P