The first stop we made when we arrived to North Carolina was a visit to my mother. Hamster checked out her living quarters for about 15 minutes, had a bite to eat, drank some water, and used his litter pan. After all 'chores' were complete, he decided it was time to mark the new human temporarily in his life by continually rubbing against her legs and requesting head rubs, which were freely given.
During the Halloween night thunderstorms, he was reloaded into his carrier and into the car at which time he was driven to his new owners. He met one of his family members while still in the carrier, and he will have more formal introduction to his feline younger brother, Dexter, at a later time. They did, however, play a little 'pawsies' under the door on Friday night - a favorite thing for Hamster to do when he had the foster kittens in the house. His getting acquainted with his new humans went well, but he was very tired and had a hard time keeping his eyes opened. However, that didn't stop him for checking out their bedroom where he was kept this weekend and he still found enough energy to play a bit with some cat toys (his new mom had purchased lots of new, fun stuff for Hamster and Dexter).
Over the weekend, reports are that he is settling in great and spent the first night sleeping under the covers with his new human guardians. He started his Saturday morning by climbing on to his mom's chest to receive petting and love while he returned purrs to her.
He will be greatly missed, but this foster mama will be looking forward to updates and receiving photos. An added bonus is while he lives 3-1/2 hours away, he lives in a city that I visit often for both family visits and business - we will certainly plan visits to see him and his new family on occasion.
For now, this foster home is empty since Sylvester (now Oreo) and Sneakers (now Zeus) went to their forever home together on Tuesday and Hamster moved on Friday. It will be quiet here for several days, but stay tuned for updates on the next foster(s) and their stories. In the meantime, have a wonderful and safe week everyone. Thanks for reading.