Last night I had three trapping missions scheduled, but they all were a bust. Maria didn't get her last female, Gayle trapped the kittens who were already s/n but of course not the one we still need, and the other kittens and mom have gone AWOL and haven't been seen for days. I don't feel good about not getting the kittens on Saturday, but not every trapping ends well. Hopefully the mother cat just moved the kittens and we will be able to find them. I was on a roll for a while, but there are always downturns in the trapping market.
Now that it's cold I won't do as much until spring, it's just too hard with the darkness, and it's hard on the cats, recovering after surgery and going back outside to freezing temperatures. The trick is to get them early enough in the year before they get pregnant. Last winter was so mild I do think it contributed to all the kittens this year.
On the plus side, Sandi and I rescued these two lovely seniors, both declawed and so affectionate. Now they just need a home!