A week later, she brought a kitten out. Mia was super sweet from the beginning. She cuddles and gives kisses, but Bridgette was still hiding and scared. After a couple weeks of sitting on the floor and talking to Bridgette, I tried to pet her and she let me. Then I started moving her dish of canned food further away from the bed, and she could only eat if she let me pet her - which she did. A couple nights ago, I was reading in bed and Bridgette jumped up on the bed with me and Mia. But this morning she jumped on the bed and came over to me and let me pet her. What a milestone for us both. Shes also very beautiful and smiles for the camera! When I told Nita that Bridgette was coming on the bed and getting petted, she said she read where taming a feral cat is a 6-month process. I'm glad I didn't know that or I would have worked slower. Nita calls me the Cat Whisperer.
UPDATE: Mia has been adopted by my sister, Karen, and her family. Mia has, in turn, adopted my brother-in-law, Rusty, as her daddy.