In the spirit of the Olympics, my cat tried her hand (or paw) at the balance beam last weekend. She's a natural on that particular apparatus. Her first attempts were a bit shaky. She was also distracted by the flying insect parade. Once she was able to focus, her form improved tremendously and her confidence soared. I think her scores would have been higher if she had been able to keep her tail straight. The judges seemed to frown upon that. I thought it was really cute!
She didn't receive a medal this time, but she is already practicing her winning stance.
A dedicated athlete at the ripe old age of three.