7.13.2010

Training Tuesday

Jim: Well Bob, we're back, after an extended hiatus after Cat-O-Lympics.

Bob: I was relaxing on the beach... Do you know why we're here Jim?

Jim: Seems our hostess Fin of Finland has called us out to take a look at some new moves she's working on.

Bob: Wow Jim, how exciting! Do you know what she's been working on Jim?

Jim: No Bob she's kept it tightly under wraps. Grannycats keep these things tight to the fur you know. It's the  mark of a true professional. Oh Bob, we're being asked to keep it down. Fin looks serious.


Bob: I don't understand Jim, we've seen these moves before. Beside the fountain, looking in and looking out from inside it, all classics. Can there really be something new here Jim?

Jim: Oh. Well Bob this seems new. Excellent form using the tail for balance and stability. HOLY COD Bob look at that!

Bob: She is going for a balance beam routine Jim! Look at that form! Surely she can't maintain that kind of effort for long...

Jim: Mother Fluff Bob! She appears to be going for a "Ring-Around-The-Rosie" maneuver! And look Bob there's scummy water in the bowl! One misstep and our granny could be in the pool!

Bob: She's halfway around the base Jim! She looks like she can take it ALL THE WAY! OH NO!!!

Jim: What an upset Bob. It appears she had a mid-point dismount. She looks shaken Bob. It's a good thing it's just training. Best of luck Finny, we know you will pull it off by the next games.

29 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Fin!

The form! The grace! The Commentary! We were on the edge of our pantaloons wondering how it was going to turn out. What a performance.

::claps paws::

::catches breath::

And--is that scummy water any good to sip?

Jana said...

Fin - we were so frightened. What an exciting performance! Yay Fin!!
~Casper and Angel~

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Fin, what a great performance! The grace and style put us on edge to watch you! Beautiful!
Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

LizzyBean said...

Such grace! You get a gold medal from us for that performance, Miss Fin!

Cory said...

Considering the next Olympics are in 2012, we think you have more than enough time to purrfect the move Fin!

Sparkle said...

I know that only going halfway round was a fakeout. You don't want to give away all your moves this early in your practice. I'm sure you'll show everyone how it's really done in good time.

MoMo said...

Good work, SIF, :clap, clap, clap, clap: ! Excellent commentary too.

Jacqueline said...

Great job, Finny, we loved it!...We know you are just holding out until the next Cat-O-Lympics=no doubt there's a gold in your future, sweetie...We enjoyed hearing from Jim/Bob again...kisses gorgeous friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Paw Relations said...

Excellent work Fin. We know you can make it all the way round!

Kea said...

We think that was just a fake-out too, Fin, because we know you can go all the way around. You're just saving your best for when it counts, we realize.

Note from the human: Jim and Bob are brilliant, just brilliant. Love their commentary, it's priceless.

Simba said...

Way to go, Finny! And it was awesome to have Jim and Bob back - gave Mom goose-bumps.

H ha - Mom corrected it now, but at first she had mis-typed your name as Funny.

Kas said...

Oh Fin,

WE read your post with some trepidation. Glad you are ok!!!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Fin! We are impressed with that technique! We know with just a little more work you'll be ringing around that rosey in no time!

Sweet Praline said...

Fin! Such excellent form! Keep practicing! That was exciting.

Marg said...

Good job Fin. You meant just to go half way around. It is way too hat to go further. The commentators are terrific.
Good practice Fin.
Have a super day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We know you can do the full circuit Fin - we think you "came off" half way round so we novices are encouraged to try harder. First we'll have to get mum to dig out the footings for a pond in our garden to practice on so don't watch this space anytime soon!!

Eric and Flynn said...

What an honour to be able to watch such a great athlete during practice. That is surely leading to a gold medal performance.

Forever Foster said...

Have you been in secret training, Finny? Your form is wonderful!

Brian said...

Bravo Fin! I know you were just leading them on...you could have went all the way around if ya wanted!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

of course it was a fakeout. You could do the whole circle TWICE RUNNING....if you wanted too.
I like how you to tried to look 'shaken' too. Sure fooled Jim and Bob ;)

Tigger said...

Fin, you are a funny beautiful kitty.

The Crew said...

Bravo, Fin!! We haven't seen anything that exciting in a long time.

And send our thanks to Bob & Jim for cutting into their vacation to do that fabulous commentary!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow Fin great job! And we are in agreement with those who said it was a fakeout - it is only training after all. You can't give away all your good moves so early - they could be stolen by other kitties if you did!

One Cats Nip said...

Great training Fin!!!! The best training is learning the difficult parts of things if it just came easy training would be lame. Your onto something fabulous here!

the casbah kitten said...

Oh my goodness Fin! That was amazing. Just think....one little misstep and you'd be slimed!

Quasi said...

Hi Fin,
Along with my human, Steve, I'm the author of two very funny cat books, The World Is Your Litter Box & The World Is STILLYour Litter Box. Would you be interested in doing a link exchange? Please visit our website at http://www.theworldisyourlitterbox.com for book excerpts, etc. If you want to do a link exchange, my email address is quasi@theworldisyourlitterbox.com

ABBY said...

Fin
Astonishing.
We were on the edge of our paws watching in excitement.
Don't overtax yourself.
Training is something you build upon.

purrs
Abby

Furkidsmom said...

Whew....we were all skeered watching those dangerous maneuvers! We enjoyed hearing Bob and Jim's commentary!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Fin, we see you can't even 'train' without the pawpawrazzi 'hounding' you!