Good news and bad news
The bad news is that the little black kitten hasn't shown up again at our yard. I hate to think what might have happened to him, so I prefer to think that his mother found him. It's been more than 36 hours since I last saw him. His old buddy Luigi has been here without him quite a few visits. The good news is that Luigi let me pet him today. He was waiting at our front door this morning for his breakfast and when I put down some food, he let me reach over and rub his head. I'm going to call a no-kill shelter later today and find out if there is any TNR's operating in our area anymore. But if I can get poor old Luigi socialized, maybe he can find a home. He has the most dense, soft winter fur and other than being toothless and a bit scarred, he is a very handsome cat.
Also, the other large male feral cat in our neighborhood stopped by last night. We call him Jesus (Hay-soos, like the Hispanic name). He has been around for a couple of years and is the main culprit of kittens in our yard. 2 years ago, we caught his girlfriend, Juanita, and her 6 kittens and they all were found homes. I'm pretty sure that he is the father of the kitten (Moe) that we are bringing into our house next week too. Moe looks just like Jesus, a grey tabby. Hopefully, we can TNR him too and stop him from "spreading the love". LOL.