Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Catolympics

Charcoalie, here! I do hope you all have been well. I am pleased to hear that many of my brethren have found wonderful homes with other cat bloggers. We do make good pets, don't we?

Well, that *was* an exciting weekend. Mum returned from her business trip to Iowa and the whole family left immediately for central Wisconsin. As you see, Victor found mum's baggage an interesting area for exploration. Um, dear Victor, please don't get yourself shut in there!
Smiling Packed Cat Victor Packing
Oh, of course, he was merely assuring that Mum's clothing would have the proper amount of cat hair. I see!

Indeed, I was a bit worried for my roommates Bonnie and Victor when the family headed out, but they kept themselves busy and distracted with the Catolympics! I stayed home to keep an eye on the house, but I followed all the events from Idaho on Mum's computer. Such amazing feline atheletes! The comentators did a wonderful job of calling the events and I'm sure the action behind the scenes was exciting, too. It takes a lots of work to put together an event of this magnitude! Bravo.
Bronze Silver
First of all, the lovely Ms. Bonnie. My dear, touchy tabby got two medals - a bronze in Hairball Hurling and silver in Fitting in Small Boxes (a tie with her good friends Badness and Angelica). The hairball should have been her best event, but in the tension of the moment, Bonnie's usual impressive windup was abbreviated. Bonnie is also an impressive box fitter, of course, and the competition was quite stiff. Or should I say, flexible! Bonnie certainly outdid herself.

Of course, as magnificent as Bonnie was, Victor was stellar! He lived up to his name, earning a medal in each of his three events! I was speechless.

Bronze Silver Gold
My young tabby friend exceeded expectations for a feline his age, taking bronze in tub soccer, silver in curling, and gold in balance beam (tie with the talented Edsel). Amazing performance from the daring young cat on the railing. The same tail that lended him balance for the gold, gave the fateful twitch during a remarkable curl.

I understand the party after the competition was a bit subdued as the participants were , well, exhausted. Victor and Bonnie joined the napathon and a lovely brunch, then returned home in plenty of time to see our family return. Good show all around! Congratulations to all the particpants and winners!

25 comments:

  1. I never realized you guys got so many medals! Show what training will do.....It was a wonderful event...the commentators were outstanding and the judges got the results out immediately. Yes, the party afterwards was lame, Mistrie had fun with Princess Mia and Gree, though. I know we were tired.

    Patches Lady

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  2. The party was fun, not lame! We was just tired and happy. Bonnie's miffed that I got more medals that her. But we had sooo much fun! I'm still pouncin my goose feathers an finkin of you girls.

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  3. Hey Victor and Bonnie you did great at the Catolympics! We hadded so much fun. Trying to get the snakey was the best too. An aren't those luggage fings the bestest place to hang out?

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  4. Wow! You guys must have a record on the events! Victor, you will have to give me more pointers on the balance beam!

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  5. Look at all those medals! Congratulations! Makes you want to run-run-zoom around the house and annoy the people doesn't it. -Scout

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  6. But of course! Any excuse fur that!

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  7. Congrats to one and all...were the games televised?

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  8. More of a webcast... Mom furgot to link in the post to The Catolympics Web Site. But I lurve her anyway.

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  9. What a wonderful showing in the medals! Good work Bonnie & Victor.

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  10. You made the rest of us Whiskconsin kitties pround. I wonder if our state won the mosted medals?

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  11. Congratulations, Bonnie and Victor. You da bomb(s)!
    ~ moose

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  12. Congratulations to all the participants! It was an impressive event, indeed!

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  13. Grats on all your medals!

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  14. Hi Charcoalie! It's your litter sister Mandarin here! Eric let me blog on his page today so I could tell everyone how I was settling into my life in the UK. Congrats to Victor on doing so well in the Catolympics, I am furry impressed!

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  15. Su español es muy bueno Victor,yo trato de aprender más ingles para ustedes mis amigos.Lo habia extrañado mucho por mi blog..gracias por venir otra vez =^.^=
    Un beso
    Luna

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  16. Tam bien tengo mi medalla de Bronze,la vio usted Victor.
    Un ratón tambien! =^^=

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  17. We finks we really must be on the same cat wave if'n we were bouf playin an making noises at the SAME TIME this weekend. We gotted more food last night so we could let the beans sleep later. Hmmm, I guess that's the trick huh?

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  18. Congratulations on all the medals! Hopefully you have all your humans finally back in the one place where you want them (at home)! Medals are fun; family is better -- Alberta, Sky, Blackie and Charlie

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  19. Congratulations on your sterling performance! And happy 4th of July.

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  20. Concatulations on all those medals you poodies. We think the Catolympics were so fun too. ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO

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  21. Mommi say Mazeltov!!

    Dat means congrats from dis Jewish kitty. I wikes da sabbath cuz I get to sleep in mommies lap and paddy paw her t-shirt.

    bye bye.

    Katie Kitty Too
    =^..^=

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  22. You gotz any photoz from da catolympics??

    Pwese? I woulds wike ta see dose. I wike doin lots of stuffies.

    My favorite thing is taking wooden puzzle boxes apart.

    Da way ya do dat iz paw da box downstehrs and den all da pieces come apart!

    I also wike da take drain gridz outa da baftub. Dey make nice klinky noizes when u pway wif dem.

    My udder favorite cat-tivity iz findin one of Mommiez big boxes full of stuffies dat she iz given away. I gets in da box and paws around til I findz da bottom. Den I stop and da stuffie fallz back down. Dat's fun.

    I found my shoestring toy dat way. We callz it Shoo-Shoo.

    bye bye

    Katie Kitty Too
    =^..^=

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  23. oh I forgotz sometin. Mommie puts dis fiery lite on dese wittle white sticks on da shabbat.

    And I get ta watch da lite flicker. I dont touch da lit doh cuz its too hot. but i wike to watch em. Mommi gotz a picshure of me watchin hanukah candlez.

    =^..^=

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