Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olympics: Keep Away

OMD, I can't believe it! It's finally time for MY event! Welcome to all of Blogville and our compatriots from the Cat-o-lympics as we gather here together for

This is a sport of skill, speed, endurance, and sometimes just plain old skeery faces. Whatever it takes to keep the toy for yourself! We have lots of grreat competitors. I'm just so impressed with all the entries! Here come the athletes now!

First off is Finn, showing off his serious tennis ball skills. Here in Texas, we call that the "Come and Take It" face.

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Madi is practicing the tassle-pull version, a very tricky variation only the most skilled attempt!
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Ooh, great job by Molly the Wally! That's one of the skeeriest faces I've ever seen. 
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Dacshund Nola and her brother Boston are perfecting the speed variation. Just RUN before they can take it from you! 
Dachshund Nola and Boston (

Declan is so good at this, he can even keep the flashy beast mostly away! I've got to learn that trick...
 Declan (

My buddy Oskar is lightning-fast! His human will never catch him.

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Here's my furiend Nina with her angel sissy Yenna, showing off their extreme weather variation. I want to stare at this picture a whole lot, since it's been over 100 degrees a whole LOT lately around here!
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Ryker is showing off his skills in the stick-carry version. It's very tricky to get the angle of the stick just right so he can reach maximum speed!

Here's Corbin with the "ball, ball, here's the ball!" version. I think I can hear him taunting "nyah nyah" right through the screen!

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Sarge sez it all himself. The perfect tilt of the head just as the human reaches for the stick -- excellent timing, buddy!
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"My rope!" "No, my rope!" Jazzi and Addy are doing a grreat job with the props edition.
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Whoa! I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm not going anywhere near those jaws of death! Nice form, Frank!

And Asta comes into view with perfect form and grace. I like the contrasting color so you can really see the action!

Here come Reuben and Gretchen with their take on the ball variation. Again, we have some nice contrasting colors that let us see the action.

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Here's Rubie, showing off her mad skillz with the combination duck and warning look that's so tricky to pull off!

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Will you look at this skill and dedication? Puddles can not only keep up her Keep Away against such distractions as the dreaded Ear Nibble, she makes it look easy!
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Here's Sidebit utilizing the tuck and run technique. Beautiful form!

Benjamin the Birthday Boy sez, "Paws off, this gift is MINE!"

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Thanks for spending your birthday with us here at the Legacy Chronicles, Benjamin! Everybody wish Benjamin a very happy BLOGVILLE BIRTHDAY!! 

Back to the competition... take a look at Storm here! You know, some dogs would be fooled by that cute little puppy appearance and let their guard down, then the next thing you know, that cute little puppy is running off with your treat! Nope, Storm here is too much a professional to be taken in by such an obvious ploy.

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Ooh, Buttons is showing us the very rare under-bed manuever! This is a super-tricky one that I myself have only pulled off a time or two. Excellent job, Buttons!
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 Marley is just a fierce competitor all around, isn't he? Look at that concentration!
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Shasta and Shiloh show off their interpretation of "grab and RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!" 

And finally, for our last competitor, Brudder Ranger shows just how fearsome his skills are by the sheer distance he keeps everyone else at bay! Wow!

WOW!! I'm just amazed at all the amazing competitors. You all did a fangtastic job! Please collect your medal and display it proudly. You're all winners!!

Don't furget to check out Declan's Tuneful Farting event too! I've got some extra clothespins for your nose if you need them!

And on a personal note...
Legacy Boxer Rescue, the totally pawsome rescue that saved me and that Momma and I volunteer for, is holding their very own competition on Facebook during the human Olympics. We're also fundraising to help raise money to care for some LBR foster dogs who are very sick and want to get all better so they can find their furever homes. You can donate via ChipIn link OR to LBR's main website! Today's event is KEEP AWAY (what a funny coincidence!), so be sure to check out LBR's Facebook page to see all the grreat entries!


  1. We got up early to beat the traffic to the Olympic Stadium for today's events and were not disappointed! This event kept us on the edge our seats, it was obvious that these athletes put many hours into their training!!
    Winston, Chloe and Cecil

  2. Thanks for hosting!
    Ps. Boston is my sister :)

  3. How did you ever do it Casey? All those skery teeth looking right at you. And some of the Athlete's were running at break-neck speed. All of the competitor's did a pawesome job competing.

    So many of our furends entered and it was fun cheering everyone on. Tho we were somewhat worried that we were gonna get knocked outta our seats cuz they came so close to the edge of the arena. We had a few heart-stopping moments! Ahhh.... The thrill of the sport!

    Tremendous skill was required by one and all for your event.

    You are a fangtastic host Casey. A totally superb job!!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  4. CASEY.... it is ME (Frankie Furter)here... using Sarge's Keyboard... OMD OMD What a Competition this was. I can not believe the SPEED and AGILITY... not to mention the SNEAK FACTOR that some displayed. ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING I was at the edge of my seat and ERNIE was SCREAMING and Cheering the entire time. BRAVO to YOU and to your SKILLED Athletes.

  5. Excellent job hosting this fun event. Nina is honored to be able to participate.


  6. Great post Casey!! Mommy read your post yesterday and was very moved by it. We did our Olympic event post today and shared what your great rescue group is doing. We rescue groups gotta help each others.

    Just us Texas dachsies.....Mona & Weenie

  7. Great job Casey! SO much style displayed!

  8. Great job hosting!!!! What an awesome competition!!!! We are so skilled, I just loved this!

  9. Great one we have to say we enjoyed that. well done and good job to all who entered.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Wow! Thanks everyone for wishing Benji a Happy 1st Birthday! We both had a pawsome time at the event. You can all share some of Benji's Birthday treats - he got lots of treats as presents!

  11. Wow, that was outstanding. I am taking notes to use for future keep aways. Thank you for hosting this pawsome event.

    Loveys Sasha

  12. What a great bunch of Athletes. THANKS fur hosting this fabulous Event. NOW I gotta go KEEP Frankie and Ernie AWAY from all my stuffs.

  13. Casey what an excellent keep away event. I'm in awe of all the outside shots I'm seeing I love watching you K9s run and making your 2 leggers chase you!!
    thanks for being such a great host!
    hugs madi your BFFF

  14. This was excellent, amazing form and such dedication, these athletes are showing off some incredible skills, keep away is an art form, everyone (especially me) did such a great job! Casey you did such a wonderful job hosting this event! Good job! Wahoo! Love Frank x x x x x x

  15. Brudder Ranger is so proud to be in this event with such super terrific athletes. This sure was exciting! And I think I really learned some moves for the next time me and Brudder Ranger play keep away!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  16. I think I learned so much from this event. Now all I have to do is keep brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) away from ME!

  17. Oh WOW! Those are all so great! I'd hate to have to choose the winner -- because they ALL are!!!
    Play bows,

  18. What a great event! Tens all around! Great job, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  19. WOW!! Those are some great keeper awayers!!!


  20. Excellent display of keep away by everybuddy! Great job of hostin' dis most wunderful event Casey!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  21. Yay for everyone!!! Some great displays of skill and technique!

    Well hosted.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  22. OHHHH!!! So that's what keep away is... LOL. I did not know. Those a great pictures. I could see Pam chasing Oskar in one of those picture.

    Good luck, everyone.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  23. What a bunch of skilled keeper-awayers! All is deserving a gold medal.


  24. Haha! Oh that was so much fun! Such amazing keep away skills displayed by all! Fabulous tail gripping commentary by you! Thanks for doing such a great job of Hosting it! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  25. I'm sowwy I'm so late in thanking you fow hosting this tewwific event. The contestants wewe sooo pawsome and the commentawy pawfect!!!!!!
    I couldn't believe the incwedibull, clevew moves these athletes had in pawfecting a pawfect keep away. Clap clap clap
    Such fowm gwace and cunning. I will be pwacticing some of those moves
    Smoochie gwateful kisses