I go out there, the stupid cat is waiting. It walks away from me, making sure I'm never less than 8 feet from it.
I show it the food. It licks it's face... it knows I'm going to feed it.
I place the food in its dish. And it still sits there...maybe 10 feet from the dish. I go to the door, and walk inside...and then turn right around and look outside. The cat sees me, and he's standing right next to the dish of food.
And here is where we stare at each other.
Yesterday, I stood at the back door for about 20 minutes, while the stupid cat sat right next to its bowl of food. The cat sat down...then laid down....then closed it's eyes. Ignoring the food. And ignoring me. Of course, the second I went inside, it grabbed the food (chicken bones and scraps of meat)....and ran away.
Today, I wasn't going to budge. I put the food out, and stood by the door. The cat eventually walked up to the food, and sat down beside it. That darn cat looked completely disinterested in the food. I stood there for 30 minutes. No movement from the cat or myself.
Eventually a customer came in, and I had to go inside. Of course, I opened the door back up a second later, and the cat was already running off with it's meal.
One day, that cat and I are going to be friends....so help me God.