Tuesday, August 19, 2008

8.5

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.

19 comments:

belladella said...

Adorable! She has beautiful markings! Mine were playing hockey this morning with their basket of toys. I guess they are getting ready for the Winter Games :)

Suz Broughton said...

Her years of hard word and practice have paid off. Hope she signs a lucrative endorsement deal.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I think she deserves a purrfect 10.

Lori said...

I have a problem with keeping my tail straight, too :)

Amy said...

OH my.... I knew the "purr-fect" comment would be used. HA! Someone beat me too it.

Great post--you funny woman!

Caution Flag said...

How many hours a day do you make her practice?

Living on the Spit said...

LMAO...I needed this, this morning. She looks a lot like my Thomas Jefferson but she is WAY more talented. I like the closing stance for the judges, with her front paw out and head turned! Give her the GOLD!!!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

How clever! She deserves a metal.


* Chesapeake bay came up with the purr-fect comment. "Dog" gone it!

mom x 2 said...

Give her the GOLD! She deserves a 10!

Mental P Mama said...

And she has mastered that whole ennui/aloof thing, too!

Keeper Of All Things said...

It's always the tail keeping me down to.......wait a min.....what were we talking about?
LOL

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

She is saying, that new scoring system is just not right, I should have a medal!!!!

Lady Llama Lover said...

But when will llama treking become an Olympic sport! Thanks for the recipe - will give go a dessert loving friend who is not afraid of so many ingredients. Love your blog!

HalfAsstic.com said...

am impressed! And without the thousands of dollars in gym lessons, too? She's a natural.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I will package up the sock monkey dress and ship it to you when I'm done. YEAH FOR BOTH OF US!!

Hallie :)

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Is she REALLY 3 and doing that all on her OWN? I demand to see a birth certificate and drug test results!

I am Barking Mad said...

I agree with CBW, purrrfect ten all around! Bella Koroli is envious!

Auds at Barking Mad

Grandma J said...

She's the purrfect athlete! With an air of aloofness and poise.

mamadance said...

Good post! Funny! BTW, I was going to tag you for my 10 random things but then looked at your site and noticed that you'd already been tagged. Darn. Maybe next time... :)