She is soooo pretty.
My feral that is outside would "bat" at my hand,too,after I had already been trying to make friends with her for a while(She was close to a year old when I caught her and had NEVER had any human contact).She would eat right beside me,but when I went to touch her she would back up or bat at me.The way I got her to let me touch her is I would take a hot dog out every day and break it into pieces and toss her a piece,getting closer to me each time.I would set on my steps and I would put a piece right near my foot,she finally got to were she would come and get it and I was able to touch her.(Also used canned cat food)Once I got her trusting me,I took my pet carrier outside "baited it" and set outside near it and waited for her to go in.She finally couldn't resist going in and when she did,I reached around with my foot and shut the door and then latched the carrier and off to the vet she went.
I kept her in my bathroom while she was recovering from the spay and she had to learn to tolerate me.LOL.I did get slapped by her several times,so did Mike.(I had a neighbor come over and he had to use the bathroom and I told him to not try and touch the cat in there,well,he didn't listed and reached in the carrier to pet her and she slapped the $hit outta him.He came out holding his bleeding hand.LOL.I found it funny,cause I TOLD him to not mess with her.)
Anyway I kept her in a little longer than the 10 days so I could work with her some more.I finally put her back out and now she runs up to me and meows and even lets me pick her up(for just a few secs though,but better than before).
I took a lot of time and patience for me to get her as tame as she is,but it was well worth it.