Mom's rescue kitty is doing great! She's just got some nasal/sinus stuff going on, which makes her breathe really loud at times, but other than that she checked out healthy. She spent yesterday hiding under the couch when all the relatives were there, but today came out and said hi - it was just four of us and niecelet, so much quieter. Except for niecelet, of course, but kitty was less scared of niecelet than she was of me - a few times she hissed when I tried to walk up to her, but if I can get her to trust me long enough to pet her she's all over it. Nieclet crawled right under the table with her and got up in her face, and she seemed totally cool with that.
One of them is always in there - I need to get a second The Box!
Mom's OTHER tortie kitty, that she's had for nearly 16 years has white whiskers and green eyes instead of dark whiskers and orange eyes, but if you just see one on the couch or something it's super hard to tell them apart!