Oh My gosh! I held Mama Cat’s Catlympic practice session as promised, and I can’t believe what I saw. She is an amazing cathlete! She strode confidently into the yard at the assigned time, and took her ready position as The Brothers, Domino and I looked on.
As the bird handler made the first pass with the bird, Mama Cat yelled out “Super Wheelie!”, and then she went scooting across the yard on two legs.
I thought she had made a mistake, because at first she made no attempt to grab the bird. But then she spun on a dime, zipped back in our direction and leapt into the air. She shouted “Dragon Kick!” as she caught the bird mid-flight. We were all stunned! In fact, I was floored by the move.
She made a perfect landing, releasing the bird on impact and then pivoting around to make her next pass. As the bird moved toward her, she again launched herself upward. She grabbed he bird between her paws with a loud cry of “Catmikaze!”
At this point we were all speechless, but then I heard a voice nearby say, “That must be a trick bird or something! I’ve never seen anyone pull off moves like that!” It was Thomas. He had arrived a few moments earlier, but none of us had noticed because we were riveted by Mama Cat’s performance. Thomas crouched down, indicating to the bird handler that he wanted to take a look at the artificial bird. The handler complied and offered the bird to Thomas. He inspected it closely.
After looking at the bird for a few moments, Thomas seemed perturbed. He said, “This thing is completely normal! There’s nothing special about it at all!”
Mama Cat responded to Thomas by saying, “Of course it’s completely normal! I don’t use any performance enhancing toys! Watch, I’ll do my signature move without even using a toy!” She then yelled, “FLYING SQUIRREL!” at the top of her lungs and went soaring through the air.
Thomas was both awed by Mama’s skills and a little embarrassed that he had doubted her. He said, “Whoooooa! Sorry Mama. You definitely have crazy cathletic skills!” He then raised one of his paws and said, “Props to you my feline sister…”
After that, Mama Cat said that she had done enough practicing for one day. She thanked Me for providing the bird handler and trotted back toward her yard. Domino, Thomas, The Brothers and I watched her go in respectful silence. None of us could believe what we had seen, and all of us were very aware of the fact that the stakes had just been raised for this year’s Catlympic Games.
So Sayeth Otis