It’s been great watching our athletes, and we’ve still got more than half the games to go! It’s been paws up around here as we cheer on the Canadians!
The most unforgettable moment so far has been our first ever gold medal on home soil, as Alex Bilodeau captured Gold in the Men’s Moguls competition. There were meows and squeals of joy all over the sanctuary! And seeing some of our ladies follow suit and bring home gold as well has been great. We hope there are plenty more gold medals to come.
We’re especially proud of some local heroes who are representing Canada at the games. Silver Medallist in Women’s Moguls, Jennifer Heil’s hometown is just a few minutes drive from the Sanctuary! Jenn won gold four years so now has her second Olympic medal. Way to go Jenn!
Edmonton’s Bobsleigh King, Pierre Lueders, won gold and silver in past Olympics and will be going for even more Olympic medals later in the games. We wish him and his crew good luck!
Team Canada’s men’s curling team is also from Edmonton. Kevin Martin and crew are hoping to bring home the gold and have been doing great so far. We wish team Martin all the best – we’re meowing for you!
We really think there should be Olympics for cats. A lot of us here would have a good chance at medals in the following categories.
- Bird watching
- Quick cat nap
- Long Jump
- High Jump
- Speed chasing
- Toy catching
- Triathlon – which would consist of running, jumping and climbing
I think we’d all be contenders at many of these! I know I'd particularly be good at the cat nap....although I think I prefer a long catnap versus a short one!
But since we don’t have our own Olympics, we’ll continue to cheer on Team Canada in Vancouver. From all of us felines and the humans too, GOOD LUCK TEAM CANADA!