little olive has got wind of the Olympic games coming up shortly in old blighty. not quite sure how as i do not recall mentioning it, nor catching her reading the news, but i am guessing things like this eventually find there way to even little critters.
upon discovering such an event was taking place, she inquired if she may take part. not wishing to dash her hopes i gently had to let her down. i noted that try-outs were a long time ago and all teams were full. i also told her 'four legged' folks were quite rare on such teams and perhaps she may care to look elsewhere for a spot of competing.
obviously she was not deterred and after a few days past, requested information on Crufts Dog Show. after perusing the criteria for canine companions and the categories i felt once again perhaps she was barking up the wrong tree. without wishing to further rain on her parade instead of telling her she did not qualify for any category as far as i could tell, i asked her what she felt were her special talents and indeed what categories was she thinking she may enter...
little olive then proceeded to show me in great detail the categories she would enter with a most hearty helping of high hopes
category 1: i can't see you, so you can't see me
category 2: a caterpillar pondering life
category 3 : two caterpillars sleeping
|(i spy with my little eye something beginning with 'c')|
category 4: listening at all times
category 5: sleeping like butter would not melt in my mouth
category 6: snuggled up in bed
category 7: perfectly tucked up in bed all by myself
little olive has high hopes for a rosette in 1 or 2 of the categories but she has shared with me, her hopes for gold are placed firmly in category 7.
i have not the heart to tell her i do not believe there are gold, silver or bronze at Crufts. perhaps there are, for i am not well versed on their awards and more to the point is, i do not have the heart to tell her Crufts does not actually have a single one of these categories. however upon seeing her display of giftedness in certain areas, (which cannot be denied), i will be writing to the top dog of Crufts, enclosing little olive's resume and photos and be asking him to consider adding several new categories before the next show...
Tif and little olive