My Cat Hush Puppy Captures Gold at Winter Olympics!Published February 24, 2010
Time passes so swiftly these days that I can hardly keep up with my calendar. And for those of us who wait patiently for the four years in-between the Olympic Games eagerly awaiting its return, it really is quite sobering to realize that nine days of breathtaking competition have already passed, and now we savor those precious fading moments into pleasant memories. And speaking of memory, and are an avid Olympics follower, you might recall that last June 10, 2009, I made a rather spectacular and rather stunning announcement about our two Oriental Shorthair cats, Hush Puppy and Hubble. These two strong feline contenders were both involved in an arduous top secret training in order to compete in a very unique event, held for the very first time, at the 2010 XX1 Winter Olympic Games, "The Feline Sleeping Competition." Serious focus in the Sleeping Competition Since the chilly Vancouver weather is extremely conducive to promote deep and lengthy slumber, Hush Puppy and Hubble both decided that these Winter Games provided an excellent opportunity to grab the "gold" and bring further victory to the United States. After all extra medals are always a good thing. Their world renowned trainer, Professor Morpheus accompanied them and worked feverishly to continue their training. Even though a few gorgeous Silver Persians who were entered in the female sleeping competition turned their heads, and interfered with their concentration from time to time, a few sharp whacks on their ears turned their attention back to the task at paw. And as other contestants began closing their eyes, curling up into balls for fluffy fur, Hush Puppy and Hubble took time to carefully observe their competition. They cautiously checked out the various techniques being used to quickly drift off to kitty dreamland and what the other cats did to maintain a steady and consistent state of sleep. And they aced them! Competing in the "Curling" Event And speaking of "Curling", since the word appealed to Hubble, he entered. He managed to win Silver in the Curling competition. Sadly to report however, he was not that well prepared since he had no idea the sport was such a rigorous game. Therefore, I am happy to announce that their taking the extra time to do their research, along with the hours spent practicing and training has paid off in spades. Last night at the finals, Hush Puppy gracefully and proudly took his place in the center of the winner's podium, bowing his head for the Judge as he placed the Gold Medal around his neck. Hubble graciously accepted his Silver Medal. The stunning Persian female kitty who captured their hearts snored noisily away, winning the Bronze. And as the Paparazzi crowded around the Gold Medal winning feline, pushing and shoving their fellow photographers to be the first one to snap that winning shot destined for publication around the world, Hush Puppy assumed his famous pose for which he will be remembered in the annals of Winter Olympic history. Aren't you proud of our International sleeping hero? Please leave a comment of congratulations for these two heroic victors.