I mentioned this in anther thread, but I started feeding a stray because she looked terrible and I had lots of regular dry cat food, left over from my own cat (who has since died) when the vet put her on special diet. I was happy to have a use for all that dry food that my cat was not allowed to eat. This cat won't let me near her/him, which is fine, I don't want another cat at the moment and I just want to feed it and help it out. It never leaves my backyard and spends all day sleeping on the wooden garden bench. It's getting cold! I want her to have a warm place to sleep. I feel sick when I look outside my window and there she/he is, just curled in a ball and sleeping. I feed her two-three times a day. I've mentioned before we have a major raccoon, skunk, squirrel problem, here in the big city, but wish I could just leave the food outside and not have to worry about her waiting for me. I do not want her in my garage, which I use, when it snows. It's not all that warm anyway. I'd feel a lot better if she had a warm space to crawl, but can't imagine where that could be. Once, many years ago, I had another stray and set up a tool shed (don't have it anymore) with a blanket, etc and the cat would never go in it anyway. Not even once! I think I found a home for that cat, but she was a little friendly, so I was able to get near her. Any suggestions? Thank you if anyone cares to answer.