Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Halo's #Kitten--Mason, A New Adventure by Karen Rose Smith

This will be an exciting week for Mason.  He is on his way to his forever home.  As you can tell from his photographs, he's a lovable, handsome kitten.  He is Halo's second born.  We held him in our hand when he was born at 4.5 ounces.  Now he's 4 1/2 pounds of pure boyish charm, energy, and cuteness.  He's fifteen weeks old.

Halo has been a wonderful mother to her kittens.  She has been devoted and put her own needs aside to take care of them.  Mason's sister Tia went to her adoptive home two weeks ago.  Up until that time, Halo never hesitated to let all of them suckle and cuddle whenever they wanted.  After Tia left, Halo turned her attention to Paddington and Mason.  However within the past week, Halo washes Mason and cuddles with him, but she doesn't let him suckle as often.

There is a theory that kittens can be taken away from their mothers at 8 weeks.  But at 8 weeks, they haven't learned everything they need to learn from mom.  They haven't been nurtured to the extent that will see them through the rest of their lives.  Tia was ready at 13 weeks.  She has made a beautiful adjustment into a loving home with two other male cats.  She has become buddies with one of them and bonded with her adoptive parents.

Mason, at 15 weeks, is going to a home with a loving couple and three other cats, two female and one male who is 4 years old and still likes to play.  I have no doubt that Mason will engage and want to play with his new sisters and brother.  He didn't hesitate to make friends with our two year old female, Zoie, encouraging her to play when she hasn't done that for a long time.

Mason has spirit and sleepytime cuddles to give to his new family.

We love you, Mason.  You've been a joy.  We'll miss you.

Your first family

copyright 2014 Karen Rose Smith


Deborah Blake said...

Sniff. I miss him already. It sounds like Halo somehow sensed that he was leaving. Now you have your gang all set!

KRS said...

Halo had an unusually restless day today. I'm working on a blog post from Mason's adoptive mom about the trip home. We really missed him today. Much quieter around here.