It turns out that Baby Bear is Little Mister Baby Bear. We were told he was female and it never occurred to us to look for confirmation. This morning after some ongoing litter box training I picked him up to give him praise and felt a wee spot o’ dampness further ahead of the tail than it should have been… Took a look and there was an unmistakable sprout there.
The funny part is that right up until that moment he always squatted to pee. Next time around he half-squatted and raised his left leg. Maybe he needed independent confirmation, too? 😀