If you'd like to get Mason's attention, just mention popcorn. Once it's popped you can't take his bowl away. Well, you can -- as Cooper found out -- but it's a really bad idea. While the rest of us commenced to the TV room for popcorn AND movies, Mason just plopped himself down on the kitchen floor to eat. When he ran out he scampered in to steal popcorn from everyone else.
PS -- I think something strange happened with my zukes. All of the sudden there's something that looks like an actual squash on the plant. I'll keep you posted, as I know you're waiting on pins and needles to find out.