Monday, June 25, 2012

Blogville Olympics Squirrel Hurdles

Track and Field events are always big at the human summer Olympics. Squirrel Hurdles is our contribution to the Blogville Olympics. For those lacking squirrels do not dismay. Squirrel chasing and the hurdles we encounter as we chase those squirrels inspired this event. We have jumped (hurdled) garden fences, hostas, day lilies, humans, dogs, rocks and all kinds of other natural hurdles in our efforts to keep our yard squirrel free. To enter this event we just want to see you clearing a hurdle. You can use any of those listed above or those found in your yard/play areas indoors or out. We are looking for natural hurdles rather than competition hurdles though. If you happen to want to hurdle a squirrel, real or stuffie, feel free. This event is designed to demonstrate the natural hurdling skills we show as we keep our yards critter free.

As with all Olympic events, you can begin entering by submitting your pictures on July 9 with the deadline for pictures to be received midnight of July 18th. This will allow All Blogville Olympic athletes to be SCREENED fur Bugs. No early or late entries will be accepted. Mom's computer does better with pictures rather than videos. Hosting a Blogville event has convinced us we need our own email account so we are asking for pictures to be sent to sheltietimes (at) yahoo (dot) com starting on July 9th.

While entries are due on July 18th, please come back on August 8th to view the outcome of the Squirrel Hurdles event. We expect it to be a tough competition. We know there are some amazing jumpers in Blogville.

The schedule of events and the blog locations for information on those events are available below.

Fri. July 27th.
OPENING Entertainment Extravaganza, Parade of Athletes, and Short Speech.

Sat. July 28th.
Window Nose Art/Snot Smears

Sun. July 29th
Crazy Sleeping SINGLES
Synchronized Sleepers
Bouncing...... Narrative Style

Mon. July 30th
Cross Neighborhood Walkabout
Catch me IF you Can

Tues. July 31st
Couch Potato Peeling

Wed. Aug. 1st
Tongue Curling / aka the Raspberry
Critter Stalking

Thur. Aug. 2nd
Stick (s)
Pole Jumping

Fri. Aug. 3rd.
Marathon Chewing

Sat. Aug. 4th

Tuneful Farting
Keep Away

Sun. Aug. 5th
Camera Avoidance Tai Kwon Do

Mon. Aug. 6th
Synchronized Peeing

Tues. Aug. 7th
Free Style Zoomies
Roaching and Rolling

Wed. Aug. 8th
Squirrel Hurdles
DRAW your Peeple
Snack Sack Race

Thurs. Aug.9th
EXTREME Weather Sports

Fri. Aug. 10th
Turbo Track
Snoopendous SniffAthon

Sat. Aug. 11th
The Great Tennis Ball Tournament
Bathtub Wrestling

Sun. Aug. 12th
Closing Ceremony

We are going to try to see if we can find the links to the actual entry blogs and put up links for those, too.


  1. "Squirrel hurdles"...LOL. Yes, we do that a lot! Getting a photo is the real challenge.

  2. Oh my goodness, we are gonna have to practice our leaping for this one! So exciting!!

  3. Usually we just run with full force charging at the squirrels full steam ahead. We will have to be creative and think outside the box for this track and field Olympic Event. We will do our best!

  4. Squiggle chasing is so my fav , I've trained all my life so will be trying to find a extra great entry.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. SUPER explanation of Squirrel Hurdles...

    Pic. may be sent starting JULY 9th. and DEADLINE for SENDING is JULY 18th...
    Ernie and I have been REALLY working on this one... It is kinda HARD fur us Short Legged Dachshunds to Clear HURDLES... butt I think we are gonna do FINE... I can not wait until the big event post on Aug. 8th.. I think there will be some VERY creative Entries fur SURE.

  6. Great blog post.... Can't wait for the Olympics. So much going on. We are training like crazy over here.

    pawhugs, Max

  7. looks like it going to be a lot fun (and hard work) ` casey


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