I foster kittens and mama cats from the local shelter around here and sometimes I get ones without mamas that need to be bottlefed. Well three days ago I brought home a SUPER skinny gray mama and her itty bitty two babies (their eyes weren't even open). She has been a great mother, very attentive to every little peep that comes out of the kittens. Today, I had to pick up three more that had lost their mom and needed to be bottlefed. They are probably are about a week older. Out of curiousity I wanted to see if the mama would be tolerant of the new babies and let them stay in the same box, so they could all snuggle for warmth. The moment I started putting one in the box her head whirled around and she stared at it. I was like "Uh oh" And I started pulling it back, but she was too quick. The moment her nose touched the kitten's head she started licking its ears. I was in awe. She did the same thing with the other two. Within two minutes she had them all nursing on her. They must be getting well fed too because I tried to feed them all just now and none will take the formula. Now, I see her checking every head and "counting" to make sure they are all there. And when my daughter had one of the new ones in her lap, mama came over picked him up and moved him back over to the kitten pile. It was so cute. What a sweet, wonderful mama. She's a keeper!