12.18.2009

Hunt Week - Floofy Friday

The Fin Edition

I stalk my prey, as I slink along the bathroom counter. It lies dormant and quiet, as it glistens in the bright light. It thinks it can fool me, but I know what it's capable of. Luckily The Great White is nearby and she can always wake it up.

I mew impatiently for her to come and lure my prey from hiding. She tickles it's handle, and like magic it comes to life. A slow steady stream, and it has to be just so - not too strong and certainly not a drip.

I go in for my kill, slowly and stealth-like. Victory is mine as I lick the wet bounty off the porcelain. My prey tries to strike back with it's only defense, I feel it drizzle on the top of my head. I laugh at it's weak attempt and shake it off. Oh was that Mom's toothbrush? Ah well. I go back in for a double dip.

The Mom Edition

I see my furry prey waiting impatiently on the bathroom counter, a perfect distraction. I turn on the faucet, and like magic I'm rewarded with a perfect view. Yes, it is a knot a the edge of those floofy cataloons I thought I saw earlier. It's the perfect moment to strike - safely away from the skin - one quick nip and it will be mine. If I lose my kill now it will only get bigger and more elusive in the future.

I quietly pull the special dull-edged knotectomy scissors from the drawer as I am showered by droplets from Fin's shake-off. Have I lost my opportunity? No. She heads back into the stream. I try to move quickly and steadily - grabbing the knot in one hand and positioning the shears with the other.

I'm not quick enough. My floofy prey plants herself down. I see angry reproach in her eyes. I have broken the rules of sippy-sink. I offer neck scritches with the empty hand, but she is wary of the hidden hand. She has been fooled before, but not this time.

I move my scritches down the spine, slowly the elevator butt scritch and the steady stream of water running beside her works it's magic. Behold the floofy cataloon. I grab the knot, and with one quick cut, I'm victorious. A successful knotectomy.


The End

Well friends this brings us to the end of Hunt Week here at the H.C. (but the week isn't over if you still want to join the hunt at your place). We hope you had as much fun as we did. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays! See you next week.

32 comments:

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

LOL Loved the two different versions. Unfortunatley for me I had a similar story this morning. The cat was on the sink when I went into the shower and my toothbrush was on the floor when I came out of the shower...with chew marks on it.

cclark0412 said...

Oh Fin, You've been had! As much as the knotectomies stink, your Mom really was trying to help you!

We loved the stories, though - both versions! Very entertaining!

Nico, Austin & jayJay :)

JC said...

Ha Ha ... always two sides to every pawry.

Cory said...

Love it! Mom was hoping your mom would come away with the knot and I was hoping you'd get to keep it!

One Cats Nip said...

That was a great way to finish up hunt week! Hunts by both you and the moms!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Fin! The betrayal!! I hope you nom her toes in the night.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Fin! She got you!!!

We loved Hunt Week!!

Sweet Praline said...

Fin, you're mom has excellent hunting skills, too!

Huffle Mawson said...

I enjoyed both stories!

Milo and Alfie said...

We've enjoyed hunt week. We'd haff loved to have joined in but mom said she didn't have time. :sigh: Maybe next time.

Cat with a Garden said...

Great post, we had no idea moms persue their own goals. Shudderings...
Chilli posted about her hunt today too.
Purrs!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Great!! Two hunters in one family is very rare!!

Elin said...

Hi Fin, it's been a long time I haven't come here, have a happy weekend, and what a great hunt post u had!

The Creek Cats said...

We love your fluffy cataloons, Fin!
We think Hunt week was a big success!

Furkidsmom said...

We enjoyed Hunt week. Our Mom was away a few days and had our posts scheduled so we didn't get to participate, but we did enjoy watching our friends Hunt!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Monkeys said...

Nice hunting by both you and The Great White, Fin!

We LOVED Hunt Week! Thank you for hosting!

The Whiskeratti said...

You did a great job hosting, Fin! We are very impressed with the hunting prowess by both you and your Mom.

Brian said...

WOW, what a hunt week that was, and to think you are not only a wonderful host, but a keen hunter as well!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

We enjoyed your Hunt Week Flynn. You have taught your mum to hunt well, maybe too well.

The Crew said...

I must say Fin, your Hunt Week stories have been simply thrilling.

George

CCL Wendy said...

I really loved this one! I think all of us with floofy cats can appreciate the difficulty of trying to snip the knot out of their fur before they run off. Well, at least this was a win-win situation. You got the knot and Fin got to sip!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Fin we loved hunt week so much! We can't wait til you come up with another great theme week!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We loved reading both perspectives! Fin, you have a clever one on your paws. You'd better keep your eyes on her.

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Glogirly and Katie said...

Oh Fin... I guess that's the price you pay for that luxurious long fur! My short coif rarely calls for such drastic action. The only thing I can compare your experience to is the nasty nail clipper scissor thing.

...thanks for a great Hunt Week! I know I've been pathetically behind in my own Hunt Report... but it's near completion and GG will be posting it at midnight-ish. I know, it's late. I've already scolded her.

mew!
Katie
(Glogirly's cat)

Cat with a Garden said...

Finny, we are having snow and I was outside playing a bit. I missed you and the SIFs so much, wish you were here with me now.
Purrs, LSIF

Milo and Alfie said...

Hunt week was fun. We wish momma had time to let us join in. Maybe next time.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

You got got! Love the photo! Wonder what your sweet face was looking like when this was taken?

Grrreta said...

What exciting hunting adventures for you and your mom. We enjoyed everybody's hunt posts this week. Thanks for coming up with such a great idea.

Tristan and Crikey said...

Tristan and I are feeling much better, Fin. Thank you so much for your sweet concern:) ~Mom Angela

the casbah kitten said...

LOL Your mom is funny! And sneaky. You need to keep an eye on her....and your butt!

Parker said...

Yup, that's a familiar tactic at this house.