I've mentioned that there are some stray cats that I feed. One of them is maybe a year old or so if that and a loner. I honestly am not sure if she's one of the kittens of the resident mamma cat or not but she usually gets chased away if the others are around. Because of this I make sure I put food out when I see her come around. She'll slink up to the porch looking all around for the others....it's kind of sad to watch actually. A couple of days ago, husband mentioned that "one of the cats" must have gotten in on the front porch when he went out earlier because he saw it shoot out when he came home. I looked outside and sure enough, it was "outcast kitty". Yesterday I was in a hurry and when I walked out, she shot inside the porch. I didn't have time to do anything so I called husband while I was driving. He set some food, water and a make shift litter box on the front porch and apparently she stayed there for awhile. By the time I got back though, she had gone back outside when husband walked out. This morning I saw her heading away from the porch as there wasn't food out yet. I went out to put some out and she came running back when she saw me. I opened the door just to see what she would do and sure enough, she shot right inside and went straight to the food that husband had left out there. I've been out there off and on the last couple of hours and for the first time ever, she's let me pet her. She must have decided I'm trustworthy because just in the space of a couple of hours she's gone from watching me, sniffing my hand, brushing up against me, allowing me to pet her (as she purrs like you wouldn't believe) and even let's me pick her up. I've opened the outside door a few times and she'll walk out to investigate the food outside (exact same stuff she has on the porch) but if she see's I'm closing the door, she comes right back in. She's also tried to follow me into the house but I haven't thought that would be a good idea with Chester, Cloe and our other cat. LOL Plus....if we keep her (quit laughing y'all) she really needs to go to the vet I think before I allow her around the other animals. I know she's never been to one. I just am not sure how to handle this. I know she's used to being outside but she's made herself pretty comfy on my porch. There is a lot stored out there and a lot of old blankets and she's currently perched on top of some of them, looking out the window. I can prop the door open a bit so she can come and go if she wants but that would also allow other cats or critters acess and I don't want that. Plus....if the wind is blowing the right way, it will catch the door and slam it open and/or allow the weather in on the porch. I guess I'll just randomly see if she wants to go out and take it from there. She's a beautiful cat. Black and gray but not the typical tiger stripes. She's got that more solid larger pattern to her and amazing gold/yellow eyes. I'll try to get a good picture of her when I can. Oh and I think she may be pregnant too.