Ha! The Ancient Warrior (a.k.a. Outdoor Cat) now lets me pet him/her! He/she is actually very affectionate and likes a good scratch under the chin - and at the same time he/she is very shy and ready to bolt off if I make any but very slow movements. He/she is a real fluffball but not in the best condition, with the fur matted in some places, a rash on the skin, and obviously most of the teeth missing. As my cats tolerate him/her I do hope to convince this old fighter to move when it gets really cold.