Friday, February 19, 2010
Cat-O-Lympics - Competitive Napping
Although a very competitive field, the Gimpy Gang professional napping team is taking on that challenge.
Huffle (the honorary husky and valuable HULA member) will be judging the competitive napping competition this weekend, and I truly expect that the judging will be fair, and Huffle will in no way be swayed by my Queen-ness, or the power I hold in my paw... or any other vague threats and posturing... she will be very fair.
So, here are my entries into the Competitive Napping competition. May the best... whatever... win.
Best use of space demonstration: This freestyle napping method shows how three huskies can take up every bit of space on a couch. In earlier competition we were dinged 1 point for lack of tail use on the part of Nova, who tucked his tail instead of extending it, thus leaving a potential breach in continuity.
Proper use of bumpy space routine: This is a very complicated precision movement, as the participants are required to conform to the space, no matter what impediment is in the bed. Extra points for using the impediment as a pillow.
Three Point Sprawl: This technique is complicated, as it requires the napper to contort in such a way as to: hold up a wall, and point body parts in three different directions. This would have been counted as a four point sprawl had the tail been pointed in another direction, but is a dangerous move and has caused injury.
Conform to a shape: This is an especially difficult test, as the participants are provided with a small shape that they must conform to that shape without any parts extending past the shape. Please note how I manage to put my snooter as close to the edge of the sheet as possible without going over. We won the gold in this event at the Regional competition, and this win enabled us to participate in the Cat-O-Lympics.