Thursday, August 11, 2016

Synchronized Napping

We know you've all been eagerly awaiting Blogville's Pawlympic Synchronized Napping event and it is finally here. For those of you who follow Synchronized Napping you know this is a pairs or multiple event and it has two categories Parallel Napping and Freestyle Napping. Parallel requires the animals to nap in parallel positions. Technically the animals shouldn't touch, but in our example we found that to be next to impossible. We do expect the animals to demonstrate parallel positions however. Freestyle napping allows more creativity, but the animals must be touching even in a minor point at the time the picture is taken.

Parallel Entries:

This was our first parallel entry and a great example of the skills required. Look at the lines.

Jess, Amanda, Mini and Barbarell

Cat Bro Bert, Bailie, and me, Emma

Christmas and Angel Katie

Look at the form.

Casey and Jessie

Look at these two working to hold the form.

Macy and Noodle

Jasper and Nellie

Look at the focus folks.

Millie and Walter

Great use of light and color

Artistic Freestyle Entries:

Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs

I was unclear about this entry and since it didn't include a category for the entry I went with freestyle. The cats are touching and the white cat clearly wants to emphasize the artistic head move. while they may have originally started on the path to a parallel entry, at some point they decided to explore freestyle napping. An great entry in our freestyle napping category.

Dory and Jakey

The bum cuddle is a popular artistic move beautifully illustrated here.


Mom agreed to help since this entrant didn't have another animal to enter the event with but really wanted to participate.

Lassie and Benji

Not that the judges are supposed to be biased, but Shelties did invent this event.

Frankie and Ernie

Look at the complete stretch they put into this nap. Ernie puts an artistic curl into it for just the right effect.

Tip Tail and LG

You're getting very sleepy

Casey and Jessie
Look at the beautiful integration of space

Mr. Bailey and Hazel

These two are playing for the cute points

Macy and Noodle

Look at the use of couch and blankie

Eddy and Evan

Going for the extended paw stretch

Jasper and Nellie

Look at the study in compact to extended napping poses.

Princess Leah and Maggie Mae

These two teamed up as a virtual team to compete

Millie and Walter

Look at the use of curves in this entry.

Addi and Oreo

These two contestants show such love


  1. Grrreat event! I didn't pawticipate in this one but I enjoyed it as a spectator!
    From Vancouver,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  2. Love the photos in this event. Although I had a pang of jealousy when I saw my gorgeous girl Addi napping with Oreo. Just brother and sister, right?
    Toodle pip!

  3. wow that's nap-tastic!!! I love the pawsome artistic snapping-pawsitions... amazing how cute and peceful we look when we take a nap:o)

  4. Thanks for hosting this wonderful event. Yang is so thrilled you recognized the artistic head move. He and Yin worked really hard to purrfect this pose.

  5. Synchronized napping is sure a popular sport! It's great to see so many happy families snoozing together!

  6. those are all excellent nappings - I would not let dweeb any where near me - I like to sleep alone :)

  7. Those are some mighty good synchronized napping pictures. That was fun to see them all and they should all get a gold medal.

  8. WOWza the simultaneousness of the contestants in their performance is outstanding. Being a single I sadly could not enter.
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. Wow! What a fun event! Wish ghostwriter had entered us in that! Congrats to all the gold medal winners!

  10. There are a lot of gold medalists!!
    Lily & Edward

  11. What a collection of wonderful nappers...We bet a few of them will be going pro after this event!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  12. We are superimpressed! This takes a lot of talent to synchronize your napping! Well done!

  13. Wow, so many awesome Pawlympic athletes! What a great event!

  14. Bow wow, everyone did great! My angel sis Katie and I had a grrrreat time!

  15. Pawsome event! We practiced hard fur this event. Looks like all our sleeping practice really paid off! Woo Hoo! Thanks fur hosting the event.

  16. These are WONDERFUL! Good job, everyone!

  17. Wow, these were great athletes and I love all of the techniques! I got a chuckle at Jasper and Nellie and the stretch. Thanks for hosting!
    Grr and a Sporting Woof,
    Sarge, Athlete

  18. these were just FABULOUS!!!!!!! My darned Mom totally forgot to send you ours, oh well, next time!!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  19. That sure was some stiff competition! Thanks for hosting such a popular event.

  20. We have some fangtastic athletes here in Blogville! What an honor to compete in this event.

  21. OMD, those were most impressive indeed!!!! I wish I had someone to synchronize with! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  22. I see one that could double a a sun puddle entry. What talented pawthletes! Thanks for your hard work in hosting this popular event!

  23. This was an outstanding event! Such synchronization and fun naps. Thanks for hosting
    MR bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  24. Oh this brings back wonderful memories of napping wiv my BFF
    What a great event!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  25. You are all gold winners! Such cute contestants.


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