Yes, the female strays stick with me and the males like to wander around. I always say they have more of the typical behaviors of men and women than of cats.
Princess is a lot more attuned to me than Prince. When I was vomiting, Prince went into hiding, in fear (men, grrr). Princess, on the other hand, sat with her tushy on the very spot where it hurt (how did she know?!), and it helped.
My female strays were all together at the supermarket entrance here downstairs, the 3 of them whining in unison about a dog (tied to a post outside the supermarket) and how afraid they were of him. Yet they wouldn't go back to our feeding station (a few feet from there) and they stayed by the dog. They just like to whine about it, not solve the problem. Typical females.
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.