zcb - i am truly saddened to hear of your loss, especially seeing as how you two were making good progress.
every day when i show up to work (where my colony is) i am a more than a little stressed until i have seen each of them. i fortunately don't worry too much about cars since the colony is located behind my work and we abut a large protected wetlands preserve. i more so worry about all of the predators that live in that preserve.
i will keep my fingers crossed for Momma Cat.
"In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man's, I find the result humiliating to me."