4.16.2012

Hunt Week - Great White

I thought you might enjoy a replay of Hunt Week. My girl is still an excellent huntress!

Any housecat can tell that it can be challenging to find things to stalk and hunt on "The Inside." Movement is critical for a truly satisfying kill, so I hunt the only acceptable big game in the house - Let's call her The Great White.

The Great White is delightful prey. Sure a tasty bite is always enjoyable, whether it's during a petting session or an occasional nibble on the calf if she takes too long to prepare my meal, but it's the hunt that's the most fun.

I sit poised in the darkened hallway bathroom, waiting to hear the lumbering steps of my prey. I spot my kill as she walk by, tasty white cankles. I run in front of The Great White, startling her and causing her to yelp in surprise. As she continues to walk past me, I throw my front paws around the cankles and hold on tight to try to slow down her progress. A hard bite isn't likely to bring her down, and it's been known to end the game right where it begins, so I resist the urge.

Will she be able to break the hold of my paws of doom? Yes - she breaks free and scurries to the bedroom doorway. The Great White turns to face her furry opponent. I reach up to my full height on my back paws as I hug the doorframe with my front paws. I slide, menacingly, down the doorframe to a pounce position.

"You think you can take me, little cat?" The Great White asks in a mocking tone.

"Mew!" I answer with confidence.

"Let's do this." She says as she darts and weaves toward me her hands waving about.

I make an unexpected break for it, and run through Dad's office. I hear her chuckle as she thinks I've run in defeat, but she has forgotten that the office feeds into the living room and then back to the same hallway which now lays behind her. She is still taunting me, as she waits for a frontal attack, when I leap onto the calf from behind. I flip onto the floor and twist to give some light bunny kicks to the leg.

"You got me!" The Great White squeals in horror. She reaches down and defends herself the only way she can now, a hearty neck scritch. All is forgiven in the happy hunting ground.

If you wanna play just post about hunting anything you like at your place this week. Happy Hunting Friends!

11 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

That was so much fun to read. We have tried attacking our mom's ankles yet.

Truffle and Brulee

meowmeowmans said...

MOL. That was lots of fun! We love that the only defense is a hearty neck scritch. :)

FURKIDSMOM said...

We like to ambush the Great @hite that lives here too!

The Florida Furkids

Sparkle said...

The danger here is the big thing tripping and falling on me, so I play it safe and hunt crickets instead.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

MOL great hunting! You're awesome!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We can just imagine you being menacing Fin - we wish we had a picture of your Mom's face while you are bunny kicking hery legs!
MOL
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

That was some mighty hunting Fin!

Marg said...

That was great fun, Meg and Fin. You two are hysterical. We do weave around in between Mom's legs but so far we haven't tackled her ankles. That was a terrific post. Take care.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I can't because there is NO WAY it would even come close to this!!!

Hilarious!

Eric and Flynn said...

We remember this one! It made us laugh then, and we are laughing again now.

Willow said...

That was an awesome tricky hunting I never saw this one before so it was cool to see a surprize move. It might be something to try besides obvious stealthy steps. Meowmy told me that your Mom liked my olympics and sent an e-mail to say yes to me in your Mom's next book. T