Awww thank you!
Yes, William is the black one.
On their enclosure, all we did was remove the top canvas to our 10' X 10' gazebo and put a large swimming pool cover over the entire thing. Then we used clamps to secure it and plants/bricks to anchor it around the bottom. It is pretty messy now, having gone the whole winter with them in there. It stays super warm in there during winter. I use outdoor heating pads too, and they have their little heated houses for the worst weather.
On the sick kitties, the worst is yet to come. My own 12 year old very obese cat Bell, came down with it this evening and she sounds really awful. She is breathing raggedly and heaving/trembling with each breath. I am in the depths of despair about this, so upset that I was unable to sleep at all last night (hence all these postings!) I look at my cats and feel so stupid and naive to have exposed them.
Also my Lola has the sniffles and my cat Toby is starting to get it too.
The Abby cat is incrementally improving, at least I hope so. I learned she has the 'limping calicivirus' strain b/c I noticed her limping and not moving yesterday and talked to a friend who told me about this strain.
I have gone to extreme lengths to try and isolate my cats from the rescues, but I'm positive it was spread under the door of the mom/kittens' room in the first couple days they were here.
Now I am trying to keep my patio door closed and hoping against hope that the outside kitties do not get it b/c I am unable to touch Ace.
At least the vet who treated Abby is also an at-home vet. I may be seeing her in the next day or two.