There's a lot of back story to tell, but to bring you up to speed ...
First, there was "Bumbalina" (a.k.a. "Mama") .
I discovered Bumbalina hiding in my bushes one day late last summer. Even though I'm a bonafide lover of cats, she was entirely unaware of this. I figured she must've belonged to somebody, but as the weeks went by, I came to realize that this blue-eyed beauty was indeed feral.
Come September, I'd discovered she wasn't alone ...
Bumbalina had babies.
And they were living in my back yard.
Here's one of my first close encounters with Mama in early September: