See this face? Isn't it a beauty??
I went outside shortly after I posted the earlier note, and my newest best buddy was waiting. she scampered down the deck as she usually does when I go out, but she came back when I called her. I filled the bowl, slipped inside for the camera, and got some great close-ups!
She ate off and on, coming to me for petting frequently. She was extremely friendly today, but she still jumps and tears away when I move, even slowly.
Sometimes she didn't take time to get up on the trunk. She would get a couple bites while stretching like this, and come back to me for more petting!
She stuck her face right in the camera on this shot! I wasn't prepared, so it's a little blurry.
I stayed on the deck for around twenty minutes, and she meowed, rubbed on my legs, begged me to pet her, and ate. I feel so much better, knowing she is eating well. She is still very spooky, and she runs away if I move to quickly (or even if I move slowly, most times), so I can tell that she isn't fully trusting, but she lets me feel her tummy, her ribs, and I even managed to check a paw for claws. Yes, she has claws, thank goodness.
I shot a video of her, too, but Blogger won't let me upload it. :( I've been trying all day long with zero success. Now it won't let me cancel it, so who knows what will show up here later! Grrrrr. I'll work on that for later/another day.