I have seen her in my yard (she likes to meditate in our stand of bamboo) since late last Spring. If she saw me watching her, she ran. Later, I was afraid she was pregnant, and she at least let me feed her, then she disappeared as did every other stray suddenly in my yard (like Itty Bitty Blue). I thought there had been a stray round up.
I saw her for the first time in about 2 months last week, and it was because she let me see her...she was just outside my front door as I was unpacking my car. I again began putting out food and immediately had an issue with a brown tabby and white tom who chases her off and eats the food.
It escalated to where I found her cowering against my back door - he had ruffled fur - I chased him off and it was the first time she let me near her at all without running.
Since then, I decided not to put the food out unless I saw her (she let me pet her head quickly a couple of days ago). I didn't see her for a day, then this morning, I heard this meowr! meowr! I thought it was my girl Larissa but it was coming from outside, I looked out and there she was (we call her Frankie, long story for another time), yelling at me! I went out and again got to pet her. I watched her eat because sure enough, Mr. Tom showed up.
Tonight, I again heard a meow, she was there head poking out from under my deck, and she didn't run when I came out with the food. She let me do a full body pet from neck to tail, and then (I can't believe I tried this) I felt underneath her - she's not nursing (a concern I had), and she even let me lift her tail (horrors!) - I see nothing, so I really do think she is a she. She's very, very thin
So, given how long we've seen her around, if she has an owner, she's neglected and not fed well if at all.
I found fur this afternoon out front, her fur..from one tree to a bush under our picture window...must be Mr. Tom went after her. I really want to catch her in a carrier, get her to my vets for testing and shots and then get her placed.
But...I need to have a place to put her before I catch here, I can't keep her here.
So...not sure how old, will get a pix of her and get it posted. She's lovely (and she's going to be a talker)...she was looking hunched in her back legs, not sure why..that would have to be checked out...I think she just didn't want to leave tonight
She gave a last meow before she went off.