These wild cats occasionally join the other colony cats for a bite to eat or enter the shelter for protection when the weather is extreme. Most of the time they are deep in the woods foraging for their survival.
Today Lucy came to the shed because her left paw is wounded. I suspect from a hunters leg iron trap or from an injury from a rock that may have fallen while she was on the ridge. Whatever the cause the paw was injured and she was walking on three instead of four paws.
The shed is always open for any cat that wants to come in out of the cold or the heat. I have a window air conditioner and a window heater that keeps the room temperature comfortable for the cats.
Lucy's love for her kittens is very strong. She is suffering in silence as she nurses her kittens. She keeps them close to her in the bed of straw and protects them from harm. I love cats and will do what I can to keep them safe.
Here is a video of a mother cat that hugs her restless kitten and helps it to sleep comfortably.