A reader sent me to a link with this amusing photo.
She said it reminded her of Smoky and her Bandits.
Speaking of whom, look how big the Bandits are getting!
Smoky was grooming herself, which is why she looks so raggedy.
All nine babies are still alive, doing well, and (as you can see) getting big.
(For the story of Smoky and her Bandits, see here, here, and here.)