Two of the cats went to live with Shannon’s mother until we are living out in the country. I am relieved beyond my ability to tell; this apartment is too small for five cats, a parrot, 15 budgies, and two humans. Removal of two cats goes a long way to fixing that.
Since Shannon’s mom lives four hours away, that pretty much trashed yesterday for anything else, but it was still time well spent. The household is quiet and well-disposed today.