2.16.2010

Cat-O-Lympics - Balance Beam

Jim: Well it's the first day of competition here at Fin-Land, and events don't get more exciting than the balance beam Bob.

Bob: That's right Jim. This event is going to take skill and agility. Let's take a look closer look at the course.


Jim: Let me walk our viewer's through the action we've come to expect here at the Balance Beam. The Cathlete is going to jump on the edge of the tub from the far right, it's critical she sticks the landing. Then she'll need to walk across the narrow ledge to the counter on the left, at that point there will be a quick but difficult jump from the narrow ledge to the counter. The prize will be a cool sip of water right from the tap.

Bob: What's that on the floor Jim? Is that some kind of... water feature?

Jim: Yes Bob, it's a bowl filled with water. It makes this course extremely challenging! Oh look Bob, here comes our competitor... ::a hush falls over the audience as the cathlete surveys the field::


Jim: Whispering:: Look at that tail switch Bob, she is focused! Looks like she's inspecting the apparatus up close and personal, getting a feel for the conditions. This is a slick course...

 

Bob: She seems very focused on the left side of the course. She.... Oh My COD!

Jim: What an upset Bob!! She caught the Pawparrazzi totally off guard! She completely bypasses the beam and goes straight for the left corner!

Bob: Is it over Jim?! Will this be a disqualification?

Jim: We'll have to wait for the call Bob. It's such a shame, because if you look at the style points, look at the dangling paw, she could be in the running for gold! She seems to be awaiting her award on the podium.

 

Bob: I hear from the judges that she has been disqualified for that maneuver! What an upset!

Jim: Looks like our cathlete is drowning her sorrows in a cool drink Bob. Maybe she'll do better in tomorrow's competition.

40 comments:

  1. Hi - I'm new here - you're cute!

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  2. Awwww, Fin. What a shame, getting disqualified for being a style queen. But, you have to be who you are and you can't let them take that away from you just because of silly rules.

    Wait...we thought there weren't any rules with the Cat-O-Lympics??!

    We demand a new decision!

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

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  3. That was a grat job of Balanace Beam agility Fin!! We give you a 10!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  4. Sometimes being super clever doesnt always pay off

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  5. DQ?? What? They meant Dairy Queen, right? Oh, let's all go for ice cream and celebrate your style points!

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  6. You're just ahead of your time my dear. In two years that'll be the standard, and they'll name it after you. You're a trend-setter, a TREND-SETTER!!

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  7. We thinks you did great! I would not lets my mom take my picture!

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  8. I agree with The Kitty Krew, Fin - you deserve a new decision! Creativity should be rewarded.

    I had my weigh-in today for Thursday's boxing match. The results go live on my blog at 10 AM ET Tuesday. Will try to remember to put the link in Mr. Linky when my human wakes up and turns on the computer tomorrow.

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  9. Well we think that was a fantastic effort at the balance beam. We vote for Fin getting a medal.

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  10. Oh, what terrific commentary!

    Fin, surely your coach can file a protest! You deserve to have another go at it!

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  11. Very cute post=it deserves the gold for humor and creativity!

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  12. We agree that you should file a complaint, Fin. You did what a smart cat would do!

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  13. We loved your balance beam and for sure don't think you should be disqualified. It isn't your fault the photographer wasn't quite ready for your quickness. Nice job.

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  14. I think you should have gotten EXTRA points for style!!!!!

    ... and yeah... what's up with the rules? Rules, Schmules is what I say.

    If GG hasn't messed up, I'm showing my ice hockey moves over at my blog today!

    Happy Dat-O-Lympics!
    mew!
    Katie
    (Glogirly's Cat)

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  15. I saw your blog listed in several that I enjoy reading, so decided to visit. We have 6 cats, but the blog isn't always about them. Great contest!

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  16. Well we were impressed. You are a winner in our book. ~AFSS

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  17. Aw Fin you were robbed! I think there is some sort of back stage shennanigans going on with the judges!

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  18. Wasn't that just the preliminary round?? Aw, Fin...you was robbed!! The judges don't know what they are talking about!!

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  19. ha ha .. we just LOVED that... Darcy and Bingley xx

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  20. omg loved this post! bahahahaa such style! loved the commentary...trying to figure out what sport my cats could possibly compete in!

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  21. What...DISQUALIFIED!?! She was robbed!!

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  22. I stumbled across your blog, darling. It's glorious. Truly, inspiring. Please visit my personal blog sometime, follow if you'd like.

    Afternoon Tea:
    http://www.madisonreece.blogspot.com

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  23. I think we need new judges! You've got nothing but style!

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  24. i hope everyone comes and checks out Haddie and Kip going for gold!

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  25. Oh, no, we're sorry you were disqualified. How disappointing. Our Jan has trouble following directions too, so don't feel too bad.

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  26. We think you should appeal. How can you break the rules when there aren't any.

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  27. I'm your fan wether you win or lose, Fin! Besides, how can you lose if there isn't any other contestents? We agree with Eric and Flynn that you should appeal.

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  28. There must be some mistake! The judges need to take another few looks at the tape!

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  29. My Balance Beam performance is nowhere near as suspenseful as yours, Fin, but here it is:

    http://simbasantics.blogspot.com/2010/02/balance-beam-catolympics.html

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  30. That was an outstanding purrformance! Gold for sure!
    --JB

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  31. We are shocked at the judges' decision to disqualify you. Your performance and bold maneuvers have elevated the sport of balance beam to a whole new level. That was a truly spectacular performance.

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  32. Great commentary! This Olympic thing is making some waves in the cat blogosphere...

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  33. We think you did a pawsome job! We entered your balance beam competition today too over on our blog!

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  34. You did goods anyway... may u coods enter da baftub racing or sumpin...

    We gots too entries for da
    Balance Beam.

    katiezfurrymewz.blogspot.com/2010/02/catolympics-continued.html

    And
    katiezfurrymewz.blogspot.com/2010/02/cat-o-lympics-part-one.html


    luvs n purrz,
    Katie Kitty Too
    Cat o Lympic Traner

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  35. Fin, Thanks so much for organizing this tremendous Cat-O-Lympics! We have made an entry in Balance Beam, on behalf of one of our foster kittehs!

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

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