Love that story! Picturing a kitty whose possom "offspring" grows up to be bigger than she. Bless you for caring for these cats, and especially for neutering them so they don't multiply exponentially.
I do cat rescue, and my story... Two of my male silver tabbies are very nurturing types. So when I got a new batch of kittens rescued off the street who'd been separated from their mother a bit too early, these guys allowed the kittens to pretend-suckle them until they grew out of it. They didn't get milk of course, so had to be fed canned food, but it was cute how they improvised.
i love the smell of doughnuts in the morning. it's the smell of... victory!