Tuesday, August 24, 2004

A Mother's Ocilympic Journal - Part 6

Today were the exciting "Syncronized Power Eating" and "Longest Sleep" events. The Cats of Ashton Hall have a proud history in the Power Eating event. The following is a picture from the 1998 State Championships.

Reading clock wise, starting from the 12 o'clock position, Tiba, Chella, Whiskers, Riker, me, Grace, and Suzy-Q.

The girls were surprised this morning when they discovered that Tiba had shown up in Auckland to cheer them on. She also had time to calm Grace's nerves just before the event.

A false start was called when spectators stormed the floor. The event coordinators quickly cleared the floor, and refilled the bowls. Someone was wise enough to announce kitty treats were being served at a nearby venue, and peace was soon restored.

As the girls coach, I was allowed to stay and watch their performance. I must admit that the temptation to join in was rather overwhelming, but I did manage to control myself. Over all, I think they did very well.

The "Longest Sleep" is a favorite among most cats. Grace really got into this event. She not only pulled off an incredibly long snooze, but she also displayed the beauty of this sport.

Riker once again had trouble with a sleep event. Her heart just wasn't in it. She would much rather be out practicing for balancing and jumping events. I finally managed to calm her down enough to take a short nap by letting her cuddle with me.

Remember to tune in to Bob the Ocicat for full Ocilympic coverage.



Blogger птица (Ptiza) Odelay said...


11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Magnificent technique in the power eating (syncranised) - particularly given the distractions mid field. Am impressed with the USA team's breadth of skill. Go for Gold! Meanwhile, Canadian medals appear thin on the ground...

11:54 PM  
Blogger Kiwi blogger said...

What can I say , but Gold medals for the eating event and the thorough reporting coverage.


3:41 AM  

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