Before anything else: no, your eyes are not deceiving you. For yes, my choice of subject for this week's Photo Hunt entry consists of one of my Hello Kittys -- in particular, one that is solar powered and, depending on the strength of the light that falls on it, will either stay immobile or become variously jiggly (i.e., move with quick little jerks or in oscillation motions, as defined by Merriam-Webster Online) -- and, because I can't resist sharing a joke, the ransom note that its Kitty-napper left behind one dark December evening.
Telling the story from the beginning: A few days before this dastardly deed was committed, a very sweet colleague of mine -- for yes, this all happened at the office! -- arrived one morning at work with a new Hello Kitty gift for me. A fellow fan of kawaii things, he and I got quite a bit of fun in finding out which areas in our section of the office that this jiggly, swaying Hello Kitty "likes" best. (We know it's not alive but it reminds us of a tamagotchi in that it seems to need to be cared for -- otherwise, it will start moving in little jerks rather than smoothly and sometimes even outright stop depending on where it gets moved and such!)
Unfortunately, this swaying head Hello Kitty also attracted the attentions -- though I'll note that she wasn't attentive enough to realize that this particular incarnation of the cute cat sways from side to side rather than just bobs its head... -- of a less kawaii-loving colleague... who somehow succeeded in swiping it when I wasn't looking. Fortunately, however, she hadn't counted on my love of crime fiction having taught me to do such as track down a Kitty-napper by way of the handwriting on the ransom note...
So, to cut what could be a longer story short: yes, I got my swaying Hello Kitty back -- and the last time I looked (before I left work yesterday evening), it was safe and sound! One last bit of the story for those who've read this far: apparently, the Kitty-napper had been contemplating buying a copy of my swaying Hello Kitty, chopping that into little bits and sending me those little bits bit by bit to freak me out... So not only did I save my Hello Kitty from her clutches but my swift uncovering of her identity saved another Hello Kitty from shocking violence!!!!! :D