Tonight we trapped the cat. And I didn't even have to stay up all night. Someone else took the 9pm check and there she was. She is not the least bit feral and thankfully as far as I can tell she is not nursing and hasn't recently given birth.
She is just a skinny little peanut and VERY affectionate. She was actually pretty easy for me to reach in and roll around for body check. Really a fabulous cat. Makes me sad that she has been out on her own for so long (it is sounding like she had been spotted as far back as 2 months ago).
As hard as it is because I am sure she would love to be held, I am keeping her separate (she is probably transferring into rescue tomorrow) but she is fully aware of everyone.
I doubt she is thrilled about the cats, but Nim is the one she could really do without.
What is surprising to me is that Emile and Leela are totally non-threatened by her and I think Emile is trying to calm her. She is growling at him, but considering Leela does that all the time he probably assumes that is a love language.
He has taken up vigil outside her home.
Truly a great ending to the quarter and a great ending to a cat trapping adventure.