Now we were all set to begin. Everything was set up in our backyard that was fenced in. I tried to see the cat and then put out the food and went to sit on my back porch. This cat was going to have to see me if she wanted to eat.
I knew that I would have to be there to see how the cat would take to me, was she going to be friendly etc.
Well she didn’t come into the backyard yet, but at the side of the house. So I began to feed her there and every day moved the dish further and further back to get it into the backyard so I could sit on the stoop and watch her.
Check out these early pictures of her eating.
I fed her once a day at the same time, before dusk about 6 p.m. I did not want to attract the raccoons, mice, rats, possums. This was the best time and I was home after work to do this. This was a routine and she knew to come around at that time.
It was important to make sure she ate and then take the dishes back into the house. I watched her eat every day and sometimes my husband sat with me too.
Half wet food and half dry food with water. She ate everything every day. It took about a week to get her to begin eating in the backyard. Now I could sit on the stoop and watch her.
Sammie when we just met, feeding her.