I'm so glad Caspia and her babies are somewhere snug and warm. Somehow, when I think of a stray, I either think of the kittens people kept dropping off here, or a big, tough old tom cat. It's almost too much to think of mother cats snuggling around their newborns, trying to keep them warm.
By the way, Hissy, on the news the last few days in Western PA a story has been featured about a woman whose barn caught fire. She went through the flames to rescue her horse. The firemen got her out and into the hospital; they could not save the horse. The woman had been burned, of course, but today she was released from the hospital. I thought about you.
How we love our animals! Our house burned about 16 years ago. The dog and one cat were outside, one went right through a closed basement window, and one was overcome by smoke. The firemen resuscitated her. I was so touched and so grateful for that act of kindness. That was Checkers, who hated me! I've talked about her many times. She's in kitty heaven.