Saturday, February 20, 2010

Competitive Napping Finalists 1

Bear with me, pups and kitties, this is going to be HUGE! I've received so many entries for the Competitive Napping event in the Cat-O-Lympics that this is going to be the hardest contest in the world to judge.

Because of the enormous number of entries, I'm going to post all participants over the next five days. These are in no particular order and please don't panic if you don't see your entry in the first day - there are a lot to get through. Luckily the Winter Olympics goes all the way through to next weekend because that's when we'll be having the medal ceremony here for Competitive Napping. And can I just say thank you to every single pup and kitty who entered, even if you don't get on the medal dais you are all winners!

For your consideration and appreciation, I present - in no particular order - the following athletes who are worthy contenders in the Competitive Napping Event!

First up we have Sweet Praline, pulling out all the stops with a baby photo of her sleeping on the back of the couch and upside down!

Sweet Praline

Next up we have Derry, and he's competing with a high degree of difficulty because his mum put chicken wire over his pot to try and deter him from napping there. But that didn't stop Derry!


Here are all the kitties over at Peggy's Place! Some good form here, they've obviously been in training for some time.







This is Marley from Melody's Katz. He's shown some good form by climbing the 9 foot tall tower.


Here we have Maggy from Zoolatry, showing everycat how to make themselves comfortable in the Zoolatry Human's chair.

Maggy, Competitive Napping

Next up is Misha, adding a little something to his entry with the extended back paw.


Here's Ali Z, showing us a very interesting way to sleep on the stairs. Her eyes are just open because she was startled by the flashy beast. I think we can all relate to that!

Ali Z on stairs

Up next is Jack-A-Roo, further demonstrating that sleeping with your head down the stairs is comfortable. Who knew?


And here's Jack's sister Miss Moo showing us a full lay down belly expose!

Moo s-t-r-e-t-c-h nap

And who's this? Sparkle the Designer Cat, napping where she really shouldn't be, inside the mattress lining of her human's bed.


Next up is Danielle, showing some good form with outstretched paws on the carpet.


Our next competitor is Snafu from Cat of Nine Tales, demonstrating complete adherence to the optional rules by napping in the dish drainer. Way to go, Snafu!

Snafu in strainer

Last into the ring today is Ariel from A Smile A Day. I should have had a gymnast's division. Amazing work, Ariel!



Misha said...

OMC! That's a tough lineup!

Kate said...

Fantastical entries! Judging will be very difficult!

Looking forward to the next instalment!


Kea said...

Oh, my! We don't envy you, having to judge this. All the entries are pawsome, but our human thinks Jack-a-Roo napping upside down on the stairs is priceless! :-D

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Good grief, Huffle! How are you ever going to do this?!

Forever Foster said...

We don't envy you, Huffle. That is going to be a super tough contest to judge.

We laughed a lot at Derry's entry. How funny:)

Freya's Staff said...

What a lot of finalists! Were there some goggies I saw there?

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wow! This is going to be tough! These are some great entries.

Raymond and Busby said...

Huffle, you have a huge job ahead of you! Thanks for hosting this event. xoxo

Jack & Moo said...

Woo, Huffle, what an impressive display of napping novelties! We're furry proud to be the first canine contenders in the line-up. Gonna be tough to judge. Good luck to all the entries, as Moo says, "Nap like you mean it!"

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo & Moo too

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad we don't have to judge this CATegory!! So many great entries!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

Whoa! We are certainly glad we are not on the panel of judges! How could you choose?

D.K. Wall said...

Wow - however will you choose.

Margaret said...

I like the upside-down doggie.
Cat Mandu

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Phew! You are going to have your work cut out judging all these entries.

Remington said...

They are all great! I really like the first pic....

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We don't envy the judges!! Those are some great performances!!

(we are gonna have a tough time picking a winner in the Synchronized Snoozing competition too!)

Percy the Cat said...

Those are some fantastic entries!!

One Cats Nip said...

I knew it the competitive napping event is going to be one of the hardest to judge we're all masters of napping

Lisa Kolosey said...

This is going to be great! I can't wait to see the next group. Thank you for all your hard work and good luck to all the cathletes!!
~Lisa Co9T

Love Meow said...

awwww my kitties didn't make it to the final :). All the entries are so cuuuute! it's surely difficult to judge. Good luck to all the kitties!

Unknown said...

Where is my entry!!! I don't see any of my photos! What is this? I submitted first!!! BOL Huffle. Just pulling your shiny black tail. I read what you said. I do however have the right to start to worry now. Great photos, dang

The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS! What great competitors, one and all! This is so exciting!
You've really got your work cut out for you as a judge, Huffs!
Hmm... up on the dias. I wonder if I could catch a nap up there?
Play bows,

Ina in Alaska said...

What fun!!! Many great and original nap-athleticism (probably spelled it wrong, but whatever!) Tough competition here!!

Elyse K said...

I think everycat and goggie is a winner in this CAT-egory.

BeadedTail said...

What a tough competition! Can't wait to see all the others!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Why am I drooling?


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

How will you ever choose? Derry looks a lot like me, so I think I'll vote for him in this line-up!


Sparkle said...

Wow, these entries really put the "competitive" into competitive napping! I can't wait to see the other entries - I can't believe you have FIVE DAYS' worth!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We likes all those wonderful entries! Good luck to everybody! That is furry interesting!

Lorenza said...

OMD! Huffle!
It is going to be hard to choose the best! All of them are so good!
Kisses and hugs

Stella said...

You are going to have two separate divisions, aren't you? One for the cats and one for the pups?

Seems like it would be the best way to judge, as far as I am concerned.

Amazing, amazing group of entrants!
Good luck to one and all.

Ali Zophia

Cats in trees said...

This is going to be the toughest competition ever. Napping is what cats do best.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woooo! Dat is a lot of competition der. We don't know how woo is going to judge dis. But secretly, my vote is on Miss Moo. Dat is a pawsome display of stretching.

Husky kisses,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Wow!!!- this is wonderful to see so many great nappers. We are glad we don't have to pick a winner. Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Bravo to everyone! Those are some great nap-a-letes.

Noll's Nip said...

All finalists are A#1 NAPathletes!

Pip said...

Nice Huffle. You has a hard job!

Vicki said...

Fantastic entries - all medal contenders......

Khady Lynn said...

Wow!! Competition is going to be amazingly tough! There are some pawsome competitors out there!

Holly and Khady

Cliff and Olivia said...

Tough competition there. We're glad we're not judging.

The Kitty Krew said...

Lots of excellent entries, with enough to fill 5 days it's going to be a tough competition! We're glad we don't have to judge it! MOL

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Cory said...

How can you pick! My vote will got to my momma Ellie, but that just because I have to.

Anonymous said...

Hey Huffle,
Who'da thunk dat deer wuz soooooo much napping talent just lying around like that. Youse musta gut a lotta entries.

Ariel said...

"Wow" these are really great entries.