Thanks for all the vibes and prayers, guys.
Unfortunately, Lucy didn't got adopted on Sat., although she did manage to charm all the volunteers. She has also gone back to the family on a trial basis at the mother's request. Please trust my judgement on this and rest assured I'm keeping a close eye on the situation. The mother really does love Lucy and the family knows keeping the cats caged was wrong and uncessary. They're not bad people, just lacking in some common sense and dealing with a lot of family issues. They've promised me Lucy won't be caged again and I'm going to drop by unannounced tomorrow on my lunch hour to ensure that's the case. The mother is unsure if she wants to keep Lucy longterm, though, and I've told her she needs to make a decision one way or the other soon.
I still have Little Lucy (Ethel) and have gone back to calling her that, since it's what she knows. Callling her Ethel was just to avoid any confusion at the vet and adoption fair. The family doesn't want her back, which I don't get at all. She's a different cat with her mother gone. Sweet, extremely playful, really cute personality. I'd keep her in a heartbeat if I could. I think she was rather intimidated by her mother, who was constantly hissing and growling at her. It's her turn at the adoption fair this Sat., so please keep those vibes coming.
I've also had an offer from an out of state rescue group to take both girls if it comes to that. It's a great organization and another TCS member, who lives close by, is willing to check on them. I'm just trying to give it a little more time for them to get adopted locally.
That's it for now. Thanks for thinking of these two sweeties!