I envy you your towhees! They are some of my favorites. Thank you for your kind words. I wish my photos were better. I think they are actually getting worse lately, though.
I'm glad your cat and your husband are both at peace now.
Miss California 2016, called Cali for short, has feline leukemia and isn't allowed outdoors. However, we live in a rural area where some feral cats roam. I do my best to feed them and that way discourage them from eating too many birds. Keep their bellies full and it distracts them. Also keeps them sleepy during the day! We do so much to harm and detract from nature. We owe it to nature to add back whatever we can in whatever small ways we can.
What I do isn't much, but when I think of all the years I did nothing, thoughtlessly, I have much to make up for.