At any rate, what I have now is makeshift, but works perfectly. It is shielded from the dogs' access, yet that is not terribly important because most stray cats prowl/eat at night when my dogs are inside in their crate.
Without further ado, here's the photos. (Click on pix for larger version)
This is closer, which shows fallen tree limbs I stacked in front of the feeder
Different angle of the feeder showing holly bush
And finally...this is what is behind the wood barrier
I stacked up some fallen limbs in front of the wood to give a bit better barrier for the dogs; they are curious, but do not try to get over it, nor could they do so. I also have another long piece of wood I put atop this area when it's rainy to prevent food getting soaked.
I have seen an occasional stray cat slinking along the top of the fence, then descending down into the feeder area late in the afternoon. Therefore, I know it's working - especially when there's NO food the next morning.
IF YOU FEED, THEY WILL COME!
(Tomorrow, the photo house tour. Still have a couple of small details to work out in formal living room before posting pictures.)