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Breaking News: Cats Banned Again from Competing in The Olympic Games — 24 Comments

  1. I gotta say, with this highly creative group, how could it be possible to resist including cats in the Summer Olymic Games. With such fascinating and highly skilled events ideas created by this group of imaginative cat lovers, I just don’t see how it will be possible to ban felines. Elisa, I want to add something to your suggestion- not only the cat that digs the deepest, but the cat who digs within the confines of the huge Clever Cat Litter Box gets extra points.

  2. You mean it’s NOT Sushi? Well then, who cares! Cisco suggests his favorite even is “Tripping the human by getting under his feet.” There would be several scoring points on this. “Loudest yowling to indicate that participant is mortally wounded,” “Making human fall the most completely without damaging them to the point where they can no longer serve din-din” “Blaming the dog for the event.”

  3. Elizabeth, I laughed so hard I almost spilled my gingerale.

    Sounds about right for Sochi.

    The problem is that Dr. Hush Puppy is very upset because he thought that if cats were going to finally be accepted at this Winter Olympic games- that they would be going to
    Sushi. When he realised his mistake he told me that something was very “fishy”.

  4. From what I hear, it’s a good thing for the cats that they’re not going to SOCHI. I hear the litter boxes were installed upside down.

  5. While you raise some very valid *and sharp* points, Jo, I truly believe the reason cats are not allowed to compete in the Olympics is that their agility, speed, prowess and grace are so far above that of members of other species that they’d make everyone else look very, very bad. Ya think? 😉

  6. Hey you never know, maybe in the future they will have cat Olympics some where. I think it would be a great idea because cats are so talented and physically fit!

  7. I agree whole heartedly. Cats should have their own venue. If dogs can have the Incredible Dog Challange and people can have the Olympics then cats should have their own Olympic trials. The Catathalon, the 40 Yard Food Dash, Hard Wood Floor Sliding, Bottle Cap Hockey, and so many more. Love the article. Keep them coming Jo.

  8. Imagine when it was time to present the medals, they would be looking at each other to make sure one hadn’t got a bigger or better medal than another just like they do when they get served with their dinners.

  9. Dee- we still have a second chance to get cats highly recognized for their athletic prowess.

    After all the Summer Games will be upon us in no time- We all have about two years of training ahead so we can be ready to compete in Gymnastics.

    But I have a sneaky suspicion that once again we will be foiled, because our kitties would definitely put human gymnists to shame… don’t you think?

    • There should be a special cat olympics with all of the props – rugs to roll around in, curtain rods to tightrope walk, snoozing bed…

      Categories of speed:
      wrapping up in a rug
      woofing down food
      leaping to cabinet tops
      racing
      opening sleepy time tea boxes
      shredding bath tissue
      window to window neighborhood watch
      climbing up a human leg

      • And, so many more subcategories:

        name that bug
        can you fit inside this
        find that spider
        can you lick here
        what’s that smell
        show us a hairball

        Sorry, folks. I’m tired.

  10. Good smile this morning Jo. My Stella would at least take silver in napping. Shadow is practicing for the inclusion of the “Kitty Crazy Mad Dash” event, although I’m sure she would do very well in object dropping too.

  11. One day our beloved kitties will get the respect they fully deserve!! The committee is just anxious that they will steal the limelight and the two-legged humans feats will pale in comparison.

    Michael, you are so right- they would completely excel on the slopes!!

  12. Terrific story for morning! It made me smile and laugh both. I remember those wall climbing cats. There have been a number of them posted here over the years.

    I’m sure some of the athletes have watched the movements of cats in awe. Their grace and lithesome antics are admirable.

  13. lol very funny Jo, but I think cats would be far too dignified to want to join in public games, they prefer to reserve their fun to have with their special people who they love.

  14. I enjoyed this Jo, thank you. There is a slightly serious side. The domestic cat is amazingly athletic with super senses. What about the new SlopeStyle ski-boarding phenomenon?

    Cats have a wonderful self-righting mechanism. If they could ski-board They’d always land upright no matter how many somersaults they made.

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