The weather's finally gotten warm enough where I can sit out on my back porch and write. Buffy has continued to allow me to pet her and occasionally hold her. On one memorable occasion, when it was snowing and she was quite wet, she allowed me to pick her up, carry her inside and dry her off with a towel before carrying her back out.
Today as I write this, she lounges against my leg, keeping me company.
Truly I'm blessed. Five wonderful cats inside and the amazing Buffy outside.
Since Skittles is now an inside cat (she shows zero interest in leaving the house and in fact, whenever I open an outside door, runs away), she has many more interactions with me on a daily basis than Buffy does, and yet is definitely harder to catch and nowhere near as willing to just relax and hang out with me - at least not unless she's out of arm's reach! As a result, I have to say, Buffy may be edging Skittles out for the title of Friendliest Feral.