We have what I am pretty sure are two feral cats (kittens?) in the neighborhood, so I've been feeding them for about a week now. They're pretty skittish, but they will eat the food right by me and they can touch my hand by the food, but I can't touch them, they'll jump back for a second.
They're beautiful cats, one I am positive is a boy. We've named him Maura (long story), the other we call Smoke. I cannot for the life of me get close enough to see Smoke's gender. I have never in my life tried so hard to see a cat's genitals!
Maura has some odd behavior I've never seen (granted I don't have much exposure to cats). He chirps for Smoke, every single time if he see's me first, and when Smoke comes, he will just lay down a few feet away and chirp the whole time Smoke is eating. Then when Smoke is done, he'll get up, chirp some more, and then eat himself.
Smoke will not let Maura sniff them, a hiss and a bat happens everytime, and Smoke is so cautious, their tail is always wrapped around them if they're just sitting around.
I want to get them fixed so just in case Smoke is female (which I think she is) so we don't have lil kitties running around. I emailed the local animal shelter asking if any of the local vets participate in the fix and release, if they don't I'll capture Smoke and take them to my vet to find out gender and spay her if need be.
Here's some pictures of them.
And a video showing Maura doing his chirping, what the heck is he doing? LOL
Maura will also come and meow at night for more food, I feed them in the morning and in the evening. I usually let him call me out once a few hours later to give them a little bit. My husband is the one who hears him meow and has to tell me Maura is calling me.