Mama Cat stopped by once again to do a little Catlympic training. She continues to prove that she will be the kitty to beat when the Catlympics arrive later this year. She started off her training session with a picture perfect Catmikaze.
After landing the Catmikaze, Mama Cat spun around and prepared for the next pass of the simulated bird. I could see she was setting up for some major air, and when the bird passed overhead she attempted to grab it with her Dragon Kick move. She narrowly missed.
She seemed to be working he way through her usual repertoire, so I was shocked when she landed from the Dragon Kick, immediately spun in the direct of the bird, and launched herself while shouting, “Lion Leap!”
She nabbed the bird in her front paws as she came down from the Lion Leap, but she immediately let it go and darted back to the center of the yard. Her tail twitched and her muscles tensed. I knew it was coming. Her signature move. The bird passed over her head and Mama jumped skyward with lightning speed. She roared, “Flying Squirrel!” as she caught the bird in midair.
After landing the Flying Squirrel perfectly, Mama said she had practiced enough for the day. The bird handler gave her some catnip and some scratches and retired into My Indoor Domain to see if the bird needed any repairs. I’m seriously becoming a little worried that this year’s Catlympics is going to be a Mama Cat blowout. There’s no other kitty in the neighborhood, including the Brothers and Me, that can compete at her level. The rest of the kitties are going to need to step it up or stay home…which, come to think of it, is exactly where they should be to begin with. Unfortunately, their guardians apparently don’t agree.
So Sayeth Otis