After Halo delivered her litter of three kittens, we were left with the dilemma of finding homes for the new arrivals. Fortunately, the process became easier when two of my friends expressed interest in adopting kittens. Tia and Mason went to loving forever homes and have been the joy of their new families for the past year. Both families had other cats and Mason and Tia integrated well. Although Mason is five hours away, we receive occasional updates and photos. This week I'd like to share some of them with you.
|Mason had a wonderful mother. Halo cared for and protected|
her babies in a way that touched our hearts and taught us about
unconditional love. Here Mason and Halo share a quiet moment
before Mason left for his forever home.
Mason has become best buddy with his new brother George. They are constantly together and George helps distract Mason's occasional desire to harass his two older "sisters" who would prefer to be left alone. But even George can't always control Mason's mischievous tendencies and Mason has to do some "time out"--perhaps an outside stroll in his carrier to give him time to regroup and reorder his priorities.
Mason is affectionate and loves to take his share of the bed out of the middle or on top of whatever "warm" creature is available. And as is evident in the photos below, he never misses a meal or treat call.
We are so glad that Mason has found a wonderful forever home. We know he is cared for and cherished. And from the photo below we can assume that he doesn't have a care in the world...other than being the furry friend and brother of a family who loves him to bits!
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 91st novel will be released in 2016.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.