Today I feel like I made a wee breakthrough with this sweetie. He is very weary and keeps his distance watching my every move with wide eyes focused on me. Today he relaxed a bit. He closed his eyes and he turned his head away. He's still weary but I hope he can feel safe in my presence.
Piccolo is not neutered - yet, so he's a wanderer but in the past ten days or so he has been around a lot more. I was very happy to see that Doodle and the other resident feral kitties seem to be accepting him too.
After eating some food he looked like he just needed a good long nap. I hope he crawled into the sleeping shelter when I left. He has been in the sleeping shelter a few times over the past few months.
When Piccolo is not in my colony he is sometimes down the road at another colony where Robin from www.cherrystreetcats.blogspot.com feeds. This kitty gets around but he is on the short list for a vet visit this spring.
Piccolo is a dear little kitty and I hope that he will feel safe in my presence in time, if he decides to stick around.