In our old house with leaky walls, mice would come visit during the winter months to keep warm. (besides, there was food in our kitchen, so...) Therefore, we always had cats. They were working cats as well as cuddle cats.
We once had two mama cats and 11 kittens. Now That was fun. We set up two nursing boxes for them after the kittens were born. Came downstairs the next morning and discovered them all jammed together in One box with no idea which kittens belonged to which mom. So we set up one huge box for the families and both moms shared the nursing chores.
The vet called them - Dolly Parton Cats, because their teats developed so very large.
Once the kittens became teenage cats, it was up to our kids to find homes for them -- which they actually managed to do. Naturally we kept a few for ourselves.
Because -- kittens. (love)