Friday, 27 July 2012

Cat Olympics Start Today!


I received an email this morning from my runaway cat, Her Royal Highness --

Hello, human! I made it safely to London, England and now I'm here at the Olympic CATletes Village, settling in and getting to know all the other cats representing their countries of origin. There are SO many of them! Russian Blues, Maine Coons, Siamese, Norwegian Forest Cats, Persians, Scottish Folds, Egyptian Mau, Bengals, etc. etc.

Don't you just love the 2012 Cat Olympics logo? The lion may be the symbol of Great Britain but it also means that ALL cats are lions at heart. I know I certainly am.

Watch for me on TV tonight at the Opening Ceremonies, okay? I'll try to claw a cameraman's leg as I go by so he'll look down at me with the camera.

Tootles for now! Your cat, HRH.

I wonder what event(s) HRH will be competing in? I've never seen her doing anything around here that was particularly athletic or even a little strenuous . . . hmmm.

29 comments:

Francie said...

Is lying in the sun an Olympic sport? How about hacking up a furball? I'm not all that big on the human Olympics but I would sure like to see HRH bring home the gold for Canada in the Cat Olympics! Go HRH Go!!!

Southpaw said...

I'll look for her. I bet the competition is how still a cat can be for the longest amount of time.

sophie...^5 said...

How about the long stretch...surely that will be worth a gold!

DEZMOND said...

I bet she will compete in gymnastics.

Robin Larkspur said...

I believe "Bat-A-Mouse" is a major competition. Go, HRH!

mxtodis123 said...

I vote for hacking up fur balls in the strangest places. Miss Minga will go somewhere where it is difficult for me to reach and hack away. Is this a conspiracy?
Mary

jaz@octoberfarm said...

mouse catching?

mistress maddie said...

You have to admit it is nice she has found a life beyond the old litter box and scratching post! Her? Compete? I think she is there as one of those fabulous spectors, in a private box, with unlimited cat nip inspired cock-a-tails! Probably dining on caught canaries.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I'll bet she is gonna be great in the circling the bowl and letting the human know she's hungry event, and I bet she's a shoe in for best pose as she cleans her bum. I know Sunny Bunny could compete in the best bitchnmoan event and Cybella would do well in the hissnspit.
Will be looking for HRH in the opening ceremony. Oma

Suzanne said...

Channel your inner lion HRH!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Wishing HRH a fabulous time!

Boho mom said...

So so cool - and here's hoping for a glorious wonderful cat-yoga judge captivating stretch!
such a cool post - love it!

Lois said...

My goodness she is such an adventuress. She will win gold for sure!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Maybe there's a sleep competition. She may get a gold medal for champion sleeper. Perhaps I should enroll my own (royal) cats. With the amount of sleep they do, they stand a good chance of winning. They don't do much ELSE.

LaelShine said...

I'm sure napping is a sport.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I suppose the events are tree climbing, mouse chasing and sleeping.

Shalet Jimmy said...

That would be absolute fun....

Riot Kitty said...

Meow!

Wendy S. said...

YRH will be the top attraction, I'm sure. All the other athletes better watch out. It makes it much more interesting when kitties are competing.

laughingwolf said...

gold, schmold... the damn things are about 1% gold, 95% silver, and the rest a mix of copper/brass and other metals, with a face value of some $900 US, approx the same as one oz of pure gold....

i'm almost sure hrh would prefer somewhere away from the hustle, close to bowls of tuna, caviar and fresh, cold water...

Leviathan said...

CNN Headline: "Queen declares games open."

I knew HRH would make a splash. Let the games begin!

Jane said...

I wonder if HRH will favour us with the Royal Wave as the camera pans her way :)

Beatnheart said...

I saw her with James Bond.

Green Monkey said...

I had absolutely no interest in watching the olympics ...until now. Studying, studying....studying the crowd in search of a well played paw or a perfectly timed tail swat.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I think I saw her chasing those damn Corgi's down the Palace hallway.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is too cute! Maybe if she gets some catnip, she will be doing track and field or soccer? ;o)

Barfly said...

I bet your cat is good at fencing, catmitten, catathalon, and tai-cat-do

Lyn Thurman said...

I'll keep a look out for HRH. I'm not in London any more but she might sneak down the coast for a spot of sunbathing on the yachts.

Jeanne said...

Drat! I knew I should've recorded the opening ceremony......