not long after Melina's death I began to fill her food bowl & leave it on the back portal. in the year plus abt a half dozen felines have been stopping back to sample treats. the only one with whom I seem to be able to communicate is Jonathan who lives nearby. altho skittish for some time he finally trustd me enough to come to the glass door & peer in when the bowl was empty. he now tolerates my coming out to refill the bowl while he crouches a short distance away.
however today when he requestd a fill-up I went out & he came to the bowl immediately after I put out food. so I slowly put out my hand & for the first time was able to pet him.