I saw something sad yesterday. One of my strays, who has adopted me as her mommy because she's still young, is always afraid of other cats and doesn't go near any of them. Yesterday another cat appeared, who looks just like her but a lot bigger. My stray did something she never does: she went over to the big cat and followed her. To me it was clear that was her mother. Yet the big cat shooed her away and went off. It broke my heart.