I was able to get this photo not long ago.
It is confirmed.
Broccoli is the mama!
It’s hard to see through the reflections, but Broccoli is nursing all three bitty babies.
The orange and tuxedo bitties both have been seen outside. The grey and white tabby probably goes out, too, but we just haven’t been there to see it.
I am encouraged. The urgency to get them inside is lower now. On top of that, I was even able to pet Broccoli while she was eating on the cat house roof this morning, and while she gave me somewhat alarmed looks, she didn’t run away. Which means there is socialization of a mama happening.
This would be her second litter of the year. *sigh*
It would be awesome if we could bring her and the bitties inside. Maybe we could go half way, and get her and the bitties in the sun room. It’s not set up as a maternity ward right now, though, and the cat shelter if probably warmer, though the thermometer has been knocked right off it’s holder, so I can’t see it to check.
Right now, I’m just happy to have the mothering confirmed!