Joanne's husband took these photos of Nellie and Stella. They were rescued last week. We first thought they were too old to be socialized so had them spayed, planning to return them, but within a few days they started to purr for Joanne and we realized they could be saved.
Lesley and I spent last evening sitting in Maria's laneway, desperately trying to trap one of the calicos, wishing we were on a patio drinking beer like everyone else, especially when we didn't catch anyone. Actually, that's not 100% accurate, we did trap a cat, one who had already been trapped, when another of the playful cats was playing with the string and tripped the trap. Not very helpful.
I think everyone in cat rescue has a love hate relationship with this time of the year. Sure, the weather is beautiful, but it brings kittens upon kittens, and never enough homes (and not enough time for drinking cold beer).