Hi all, I have been working with my semi feral girl attempting to make her more comfortable with me and petting. I have had some success sitting on the floor with her during feeding time putting my fist next to her food. At first if she touched me accidentally at all she would hiss and run. Now, she has let her whiskers touch me and her face has rubbed up against my hand - still totally accidentally, not because she wants pets, but she no longer hisses when she touches me on her terms. I interpreted this as a good sign, but any attempt I've made to slowly advance my hand towards her she jumps back and will hiss. She seems to know when I am even thinking about trying to touch her lol should I continue to attempt to slowly pet her? Any type of brush, wand with cloth at the end or any other type of inanimate object I have tried seems to scare her more. I am afraid of going backwards. She now is allowed to roam a good portion of the house and we are at the point that I can stand next to her, reach over her at times, walk around in the kitchen banging dishes around and whatnot and she will still stay close by watching me. I totally understand that her being semi feral means she will likely never be affectionate like my other cats which I am fine with but I would like to be able to pet her if possible, she is such a sweet girl. Any advice is much appreciated.