First the good news, from Saira:
Orville was picked up by his adopter today and is already at his new home, getting to know his new humans and kitty sibling. It goes without saying that the adopter was from the Balloon Juice commentariat.
Thanks again to both you and the BJ community for helping Orville find a home!
Another less-happy update, concerning Hypatia, from Nethead Jay: Poor kitty has run up more expensive health bills, and her owner could really use some help. (For some reason I can’t copy Jay’s message here, but you should be able to read it at the link.)