When I open the front door the two ferals run to me meowing and hissing. I'm confused. I know they want the food I have for them but why both meowing and hissing?
Conflicting emotions. They know you have food but they are still wary of you.
Nito used to do that when I first brought him Chica and Kovie (now lives with my sister). He would be playing with them, meowing and trilling but also randomly hissing. I think his mind accepted them, but the part of his brain that processed their smell needed to catch up or something.