We have four outside cats. Two are very friendly and two aren't. I've been feeding Ringtail for seven years now and have yet to pet him. Then there is Meanie. He is an old beat up intact tom cat. He has beaten up Titan, put Jenny in the vet's twice and is just overall not a friendly face. However, he still shows up now and again to eat. When he first started coming, he would drive the other cats away. Lately I've noticed that he is now the last cat to eat and is left with bits of scraps (and, yes, I put more food down for him).
Today I got ready to let our guys out and discovered Meanie asleep on one of the chairs outside. He looked so beat up and miserable, I didn't have the heart to drive him off. Our guys stayed in, he got to stay put and I made sure there was food for him if he wanted it. If I could get my hands on him, I would take him to the vet, but I know that won't happen. I have a feeling, though, that Meanie's days might be numbered.
This means I will be making the rounds with the rug cleaner tonight because the boys were not happy, but I just couldn't... poor old guy.