Feline Olympics: Start Training your Cats Now!Published June 10, 2009
After your read this story, you may consider that my husband and I are just "daft", but we have recently become aware that our two Oriental cats, Hush Puppy and Hubble, are not so secretly in training for that brand new special event, "The Feline Sleeping Competition" to be held for the first time in the 2010 XXI Winter Olympic Games.
Vancouver was elected as host for the event and with their icy-cold weather which greatly aides in promoting deep and lengthy slumber; they have chosen this venue for their debut. Although this novel competition has not been officially listed on the official Olympic website at this time, our cats are not in the least concerned.
Hush Puppy in training
They have already hired an expert feline slumber trainer named Morpheus who frequently checks in with them via email, requesting they regularly send updates about the length and depth of their sleep He wants to know about any distractions causing them the most difficulty.
At the moment Hush Puppy and Hubble are struggling with heavy-duty interference caused from tempting cooking aromas of their favorite dishes which emanate from the kitchen. Another conflict is the occasional tiny lizards that may accidentally wander unnoticed into the house when the front door is opened.
This being said, Hush Puppy has already started working on a secret solution to these distractions. However he refuses to share any information regarding this with us. After all, he doesn't want to spill the beans and offer assistance to the many other kitties who have also already qualified for the competition.
With less than 317 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, our cats are training constantly each day for hours on end.
You can watch one of their carefully choreographed training sessions which I captured in this revealing video, but please do not share it with any of your cats. They may just decide to throw their paw into the ring and become even stronger challenging competitors.
Do you think your cats are sufficiently talented to become a threat to our "boys"? Leave a comment and let us know, so we can prepare . . .