Most of the cats have disappeared slowly. I still have hopes that BW will return since boys have a tendency to go on "walk-abouts" but yesterday afternoon we lost one of his sisters (Meowie) to the road. She had a habit of coming out to greet us as we arrived and I fear that she came to greet a car that did not see her or slow down.
Either way, we found her dead at the precise place we always cross the fence to feed them. She was a few feet off the road so I think she was very close to the edge and tumbled down after being hit.
I hop the person did not see her or they could not move over the extra few inches be cause a car was coming, but we won't know.
Meowie is the one who I had to give antibiotics to early last fall. She is also the one who was very close to BW so in a way, maybe it is good if BW does not come back.
Now we are down to the original patriarch and maybe the mother (Sally), but she has been gone a day or two as well. Meowie will be buried in our pet cemetery with all of our other "passed" pets. The others are lost to the world, so we do not know where they are.
Our newest arrival Holly, will more than likely provide us with a new family to care for, but at least these will be up at the house. She currently has run of our 1500 squ. ft garage all to herself, but I will probably start letting the other cats in to say hello this week. They have been waiting patiently outside.