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Daily Kitten Photo: Fighting off the Hand Monster

Trying to make the divine spark.
Trying to make the divine spark.

I will admit that I have a lot of photos in this post. And I will admit that I enjoyed this little game just as much as the kittens did and it was difficult to stop because they kept wanting to play. But then I had to get work done, and then I had to sort through all the photos I’d taken of our little diversion that involved sisters little Splash and Zorro and later their brother Higgins joined them. I guess I’ll have to post kitten photos each day for a while…(poor me).

High five!
High five!

It started when I was working around in the bathroom in the morning and Splash saw my shadow—yes, that big puffy thing is me, mostly my hair—on the wall of the tub. She began chasing my shadow as I moved so I caught a few photos. Then I went to pet her and the shadow of my hand got both her and Zorro going and it looked so funny to me too, this big hand reaching out of nowhere to grab the tiny kitten! Making the hand gestures work as shadows with my left hand and snapping photos with my DSLR with my right hand was a trick, but worth it!

Hey, what's up?
Hey, what’s up?

Above is fearless little Splash giving me one high five and then two ! Below nothing gets past the mighty Zorro as Splash gives commentary. After those two Higgins is determined to “get that thing” and almost gets gotten in his efforts.

Oh, I just can't look, says Splash!
Oh, I just can’t look, says Splash!
Tag, you're it!
Tag, you’re it!
I've got it with both paws!
I’ve got it with both paws!
Zorro and Splash don't know what to do about the hand reaching for them!
Zorro and Splash don’t know what to do about the hand reaching for them!
I think I've got it!
I think I’ve got it!

Now it’s Higgins’s turn!

I'm going to get that!
I’m going to get that!
I can see it's your hand!
I can see it’s your hand!
It's going to get Higgins!
It’s going to get Higgins!
I stopped it!
I stopped it!
It's going to grab you!
It’s going to grab you!
I'll stop it!
I’ll stop it!
It won't come any further.
It won’t come any further.
I just can't touch it.
I just can’t touch it.
Almost got it!
Almost got it!
I've got it!
I’ve got it!


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4 thoughts on “Daily Kitten Photo: Fighting off the Hand Monster

  • OMG – so cute!!!!! I wish I could take all of those kittens – but I especially love Splash (great name.)


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