Our morning ritual includes feeding the porch cats,
one scoop each, a scoop for the birds and one for
little raccoon that waits under the porch for the breakfast call.
I'll default to "she" since I haven't been able to determine
if it's female or male. She peeks out from under
the porch or comes up on the first step or two.
She gets her scoop and is content to sit on the steps
and eat while the cats get their fill on the porch.
(unless the cats take too long!)
I'll sit on a chair and have a brief conversations,
a bit one sided but she does look up and listen.
We generally discuss how beautiful she is or
what a nice day it is turning out to be.
If the cats don't eat everything (or if she eats faster)
she'll come up on the deck and scavenge for the remaining
pieces. While she goes back to sleep shortly thereafter,
she'll be back at dusk to see what I have left her in the yard.
It might be older eggs, leftover scraps from dinner and anything
the cats have not eaten.
She's really quite calm and there is never a growl or
any aggressive behavior to us or the cats. If another
raccoon comes up I make sure to leave but I will stay
(as you have seen before) if little skunk arrives, I just
stay on the "right" side of the skunk!