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