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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let The Games Begin!

Ha roo, pups and cool-cats. It's me, Zim. I'm sure by now you've all heard the buzz about the Cat-O-Lympics!

Zim has entered the Cat-o-lympics!

My bestest friend Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat, is hosting Competitive Napping. I thought that sounded like the perfect event for me! I've been training hard for this event for years! My main challenge was what napping pose to enter. I mean... I've got some great ones in my repertoire! Let me hyperlink you to some of my faves. I've got this one and this one in the biped bed. I think I could get extra points for re-making the bed and getting Sibe fur all over the covers - but really... I can do better than that. There is this up on the cat walk - how apropos would that be - Cat Walk Napping in the Cat-O-Lympics!? Ha roo roo roo. That was Ammy's idea. But something Huffle said kept coming back to me. She said, "See how I am napping in a spot that really, I was never meant to sleep in?" That's when it hit me. The sitzbank.

We have quite the history with our sitzbank. There was even an episode of CSI: Siberia that focused on it. The key point here though is that technically we are not allowed on the sitzbank. I've been working hard on changing Mom's whole outlook on it, but I'm not quite there. That hasn't stopped me using it as an outlook post or from napping up there. It's hard, hard work trying to wear Mom's resistance down, but I'm just the guy for the job.

I thought it was important for you to see the approach. Competitive Napping takes a high degree of skill, and there is finesse along every step in the routine. Without further ado, I give you my entry in Competitive Napping:

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Me. Zim. On the sitzbank where I'm not supposed to be.

Stormy said I should point out the rather defiant look on my face.

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Is she still there?

Those difficult maneuvers resulted in the napping pose you've seen before. Here is my favorite photo:

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I admit, I don't always have a flawless execution into napping. Sometimes my mom gets this crazy notion in her head that I should get down. I think she's afraid I'm training too hard. That's what happened the day of the approach shots. Sigh.

Good luck to my fellow competitors! And many thanks to Huffs for sponsoring this event!

Play bows,


  1. is your head ok? Zim, I am worried about you.......how many heads exactly do you have??

    You say you don't always have a "flawless execution", oh my.

    I am quite the worried Marvin.


    lovely post, I like the humour too!

  2. CriKey am I first on here to CComment? Darn sticky Keyboard today I am afraid.

  3. Playing dangerous there Zim! I not allowed on the sofa you know, but I found if I go snuffling up to the person who telling me off and give real good kisses, I get away with it.
    Good luck in the contest!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  4. Hi Zim, we wish you luck in the contest.
    There is always something very attractive about sleeping in a spot where you are not allowed.
    We rather liked your look of defiance!
    Having said that we did think some of your other pics looked more comfie!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  5. Woo, Zim, good luck in the contest. But we think you are a winner anyway because mom is clearly letting you sleep there. There are too many pictures.

  6. I love it!!!! Competitive Napping is right up my alley! In fact the entire household here could be in that contest. I love the pictures Zim...you are an A PLUS!!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Hollydog

  7. What can I say, my bestest friend? You are brilliant! What a great entry into Competitive Napping!


  8. We love all the pictures.. So why aren't you allowed on the sitzbank? It look like a great place for a napper... I am sure you would share with Mom!!

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  9. Competitive napping? Now that's a new sport. Right now I'd say your in the lead!

    Riley and Star.

  10. I could have a go at Competitive Napping as well ;-)


  11. Cat Walk Napping in the Cat-O-Lympics....good one Ammy! BOL

    We think you look very comfy on the seating you are not meant to be on Zim, surely looking so cute those humans can't possibly turn you off it...hehe

  12. We can see that you trained very hard for this, Zim. Good luck.

  13. Zim, I sure do hope you win. You are cute enough that is for sure.

  14. We can tell you train a lot for this event Zim cause you are a pro at it! You're certainly one of the contenders for Gold!

  15. Zim we know you must be resting for a big event...thanks for showing us exactly how
    Benny & Lily

  16. Hi, Zim!
    Huffle's Contest is pawesome!
    Your entry for Competitive Napping is great!
    Good luck!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. Woo Zimmie!!! You looks quite comfy up there!! Good luck in the competition!!! I'm sure Huffle will have LOTS of entrants!

    Khady Lynn

  18. I think you need to work on your poker face a bit. You have not achieved the serene look of a true nap, but getting into position is a great start. I have confidence in your abilities.


  19. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Zim, leave it to a SIBE to find the most uncomfortable place to nap! Just like Juno, she picks hard cold tile over her EXPENSIVE doggie bed special for hip dysplasia! figures. are woo calling her and telling her how to nap?

  20. That's the perfect entry! :) I LOVE that first pic! You're so handsome! :)


  21. Competitive napping? It looks like a winning shot to us! Good luck, Zim!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. Good luck! We will cheer you on!

    We do think you should be careful sleeping where you are not allowed... That leads to a sudden lack of dog bones in our house...


  23. Anonymous9:08 PM

    Hey Zim,
    We don't question your talent for finding a prohibited napping area but we think y'all need to be a bit more relaxed in your napping technique. Good luck, but you'll have tough competition from some No13 (Navy of 13) members.
    - TBH&K

  24. Great entry, Zim. But I don't get it - the sitzbank is perfectly Sibe-size, doesn't that mean woo are simply using it to its fullest pawtential?

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