West is fine. The cat is still working on living. Keep her in your thoughts/prayers/whatever floats your personal boat. I've been very successful with finger-force-feeding her, but if anyone has magical get-cat-to-eat tricks, please leave in the comments or email me privately.
Anyway, back to West, which is why you're here, right? As I said, he's quite fine. A bit neglected, training-wise. I am house sitting at the moment, so not home with him. Before I left, we tried to introduce him to Chris. I was fairly certain it was way too soon, but it would have been really nice if Chris was able to let him out, etc, while I'm away, so it was worth a shot.
His first meeting was going really well, but due to a few factors, it ended with a reaction and though he was able to investigate a bit, he ended up MORE afraid of him the next day. Sigh.
So day 2, we did BAT-style introductions. For more on this, see Grisha's site. I kind of winged-it on the fly, but we made some serious progress, and no explosions. But, it was the day before I had to leave, so no time really to do more.
On a hunch, I gave Chris an idea. I suggested he take his laptop out to the motorhome and just lie on the bed, with West's crate open, and see what happened. Well.. Here ya go:
He's certainly not comfortable, but he DID it. He got some delicious treats and kept his cool. This will be repeated several times over the week I'm somewhat-away, and hopefully by then, West can add Chris to "people who don't eat my brains" :)