They just showed up and over the years, there has been a constant supply although none of the originals remain. They are feral, not friendly and I feed them because to not do so would probably mean death, especially in the winter. I also hope they will take care of the mice around here. This lot isn't very good at that.
Overnight, one of Mrs. Awiggins descendants passed on. It was just a kitten. It held on much longer than I expected and I had to bury it.