This afternoon, on impulse, I held out my hand to Mitsy with a treat and… she ate it! After she had eaten the treat, she came back to my hand and tried to eat more and I felt her teeth, but it was not to bite me; it was more like a tentative nibble. It did make me pull back and then she pulled back in response. She did not do it again, but I did hold out another treat to her later in the evening and it was close… she wanted to pick it from my hand, I held it still for several seconds. But she then picked it up from the ‘floor’, quite close to me.
It seemed to me today that she was very affectionate. It gave me goose-bumps. I do realise that it may be that she is coming into heat. I hope not, but it is possible and cats tend to be very affectionate when that happens, but I have not heard the telltale meows for that to be true. Just don’t want to have expectations or hopes that are too big. But it was a great moment.
It makes me think, like so many times before, that I might be able to socialise her to the point that we can make her into an indoor cat.