A week ago, I got a call from a friend asking me to look after his animals while he was in the hospital. He also asked me to feed some stray cats who hang around his complex. One of them turned out to be pregnant. I wanted to give her a safe place to have her kittens. She was extraordinarily friendly, and easy to catch. So, I brought her home. She spent the week eating, sleeping, purring, and getting larger and larger, until last night, when she had her kittens just before midnight.