7.15.2010

Buried Treasure

Last year my arty and talented friend Seth Apter of  The Altered Page had a challenge to post your favorite post of the prior year. I met some delightful friends and of course I wanted to do it again. Last year I re-posted my favorite of that year, called And The Moon about a human variety of the celestial body (otherwise known as Mom's lily-white tush).

This year was hard too because I had so much fun with so many posts. I was going to do one of my posts from Cat-O-Lympics from February, but I decided that was too soon, and dug farther back. So I chose a post from Hunt Week called The Ham Safe. Please enjoy.


As soon as I hear her in the kitchen, I get very excited as I know she'll be opening the doorway to our hunting ground. Many of you know it as The Ham Safe.

Mom stands at the doorway, viewing the bounty within.


I run from any corner of the house as I join her for the hunt. I can always tell it's her, and not him, by the tentative and joyously slow way she lingers, surveying her possible kill. The cold wind blows through my floof, as I rest my paws on the bottom edge. I catch the smells of all the possibilities.

"You hungry?" She asks.

"Mew! (Yep. How about a snark of ham?)" I reply.

"Nah. Too... meaty. What about cheese?"

"Mew! (Perfect! I prefer the string cheese.)"

She dives down deep into the meat drawer. Her mighty paws thrusting away the rejected options. She holds her prey up to the light. Victory. She places her foot under my belly and unceremoniously drags me gently back from a kill of my own. The door shuts, cutting off my own hunt.

I lament the cruel injustice of it all, as I watch her try to rip into the plastic wrapper like a bear with a picnic basket. Wait, there's still a chance of victory for the small floofy huntress... will she make a drop? Which do you think I want more? The cheese or the wrapper?

34 comments:

  1. Great choice Fin! We still maintain you want the wrapper.

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  2. I'd go for the cheese any day. Did you get what you want, or both?

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  3. We hope you got both!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  4. Cheesy wrapper is way cooler than actual cheese.

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  5. Why settle for one, when you can have both?

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  6. BOTH! So yoo can eat the cheese and then play wiv the wrapper!

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  7. Hee hee hee. We love this! We think you should have the wrapper with a chunk of cheesy goodness clinging to it.

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  8. We love that post! The Ham Safe is one of our favorites too

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  9. We hope you got a little of that cheese...and ham woulda gone with it nicely!! Great post!!

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  10. Glad you got in on the hunt. We hope you got a little of both but we betcha, you only got a little cheese. The wrapper might be bad for your digestion.
    Have a great day.

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  11. Love to read your story! It's so nice to "meet" all the different people through this treasure hunting, glad you joined in!

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  12. Of Fin you just missed a treat we have had some chopped up ham with little dices of cheese for our lunch - it's all gone or you could have teleported over for a share.

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  13. We've one cat still alive that we've had for sixteen years, and we started with a total of five... He runs the house. ;o)

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  14. I agree with lots of the others Fin, both would be purrfect!

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  15. What a classic dilema Fin! I think I'd go for the cheese as the main event and the wrapper for dessert!

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  16. Oh, what torture to have to choose I hope you didn't and got both.
    Fabulous post.

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  17. We remember this post. Go for the cheese, you can always try for the wrapper later.
    Your 'Moon' post is our most favourite ever. We still laugh about it now.We will have to go and read it again and then we will never stop laughing.

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  18. I remember the Moon post. ah still makes me laugh and laugh.
    Although if you got the cheese or ham that would be awesome, it would be fleeting. Wrappers are plastic so they are forever. Go for the wrapper!

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  19. I never knew there were so many blogging cats! Mine hijacked my blog for a day, but doesn't make regular posts.

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  20. I'm with the Paw Relation on this one!

    Greetings from another Treasure Hunter - I'm in Wales, UK.

    p.s. Thought you might like this blog about my friend Camilla the cat...

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  21. We think you might want both - the cheese for a tasty snack, and the wrapper to play with afterwards!!

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  22. We hope you got both!

    purrs
    Abby

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  23. Fin, we would certainly hope for both!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  24. We like the cheese, but the wrapper lasts longer. We bet you FIN-agled a way to get them both.
    ~Casper and Angel~

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  25. This is the first time I've been to your blog. I laughed so hard, I had to call Bleubeard in to help me decide. He thought he would first devour the cheese, then hide the wrapper so he could play with it later. Hope you did, too.

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  26. What a fun post and you have such a beautiful writing style. Thanks so much for sharing your top favorite with us!

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  27. Oh my gosh, Fin has got to be a Maine Coon? I have 3 Maine Coon cats and they are so precious. Fin is gorgeous. Marcy
    mantle@piedmontcenter.com
    www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

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  28. Sorry I called Fin a Maine Coon, after I read more of your blog I saw that she is a Norwegian Forest Cat. They look very similar. She is a beauty no matter what she is!
    Marcy
    mantle@piedmontcenter.com

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  29. You are a talented writer, Finny! You make an everyday occurance something intriging and exciting to read about (oh, we too know about that foot under the belly move!)

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