A large grey cat has been coming around for the past few months asking for food. I only see it late at night, never in the daylight. Lately it seems to be over its ideal weight, but it continues to mew for more food. I fed it 4 seperate times (equal to about 2.5cups) in about 20 minutes. The last time I also left the container of food open on our spa cover and went back to bed. By morning that container that held about 2 cups of food was half gone.
The cat appears healthy with a nice coat. Trying to befriend it I was able to get the close enough to it where it extended it's paw and touched my glove with it's fully extended claw, then it ran under the deck. That seemed very strange to me. When we are both sitting a about 6 ft. apart and I quietly say "kitty" it always shuts it's eyes softly for a couple seconds. It also hisses at me when I first walk tward it with the cat food, it does this pretty much always.
Should I cut back on the food? What does the clawed greeting mean? Any other advice?