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Thursday, August 2, 2012

2012 Olympic COUNTER SURFING!!!


We had TONS of fun hosting the Counter Surfing event.  

Let's check out the competition:
It's Prancer Pie teaching little bro Princeton not only the fine art of counter surfing, but also synchronized snarfing!

Here's Sadie, boldly surfing in front of the kitchen sink.  Mommy laughed, the picture file was called "caught".

Madi performs some serious multi-tasking while surfing, assisting her Mom with making lists, and guarding the coffee maker.

We have a Group Surf here with the Hooligans from Zee and Zoey!
Bottom on stool: Mia
Bridge from counter to stool: Peanut
Center counter: Rolz
Front left counter:  Zee
Front right counter: Zoey

Hanging her top half (and five!) is the intrepid Cory.  Note her great form on the rounded edge!

Goro cranks up the difficulty a notch by surfing-inna-box.  No word on whether or not the beer is his...

Aila has a roll of paper towels handy in case the surfing involves actual water...

...and her mosquito ninja sister Jaava...well...we don't know quite WHAT to say about this!

"As soon as the ZH makes the hot sauce, that shrimp is mine, all mine", says Zoey.

Katie's in a bikini!

 Devon isn't merely counter surfing…there is actual water involved, with a high level of balancing and acrobatic skillz!

Hangin' eighteen is a natural for Wally Island Cat...

...when he can get the spot away from his brother, Ernie!
(who has WAY more than eighteen toes...)

And a fabulous team effort from both handsome Island Mancats!

Our only Woofie entry is Roo...Holy CATS...Roo is catchin' a Major Wave!

Ellie & Allie have a defiant 'tude to their team surf--look at those laser!

Allie is surfin' where it's hot hot hot...

...while Ellie likes to ride the cool sink wave.

Looks like Derby is coming ashore for a snack...

...and discuss beverage options with his brother Ducky!

Chloe is the woozle-whapping sister of Oskar
 This is an advanced move kitties...she's in the Counter Pipe!

Surfing all the way into the bathroom is Katie Isabella--we hope she doesn't sink!

Silver Prince Genji-Chan strikes a pose...

...while his brother Bibi-Chan shows us some hot moves!

This cool surfer dude is Domino, one of the Kwee Cats...

...while his rad bro Oliver snack superintends...

...and Pungy lasers above the waves...

Pretty Poppy (Popcorn) is surfing AND helping!  
Multitasking at it's finest.

Chloe surfs with her buddy, Stuffed Duck!

Our final entry is Utah, one of the fosters at Random Felines...he started surfing as a tiny tadpole!

Kitties, we have a confession:  We couldn't choose a winner, and Mommy really wanted EVERY entrant to win, so we pronounce ALL the contestants GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!
Please feel free to take this medal for your sidebar.

Some of you wrote us that you were "Not Allowed" on the counters, and couldn't participate...and we feel a little bad about that.  Next time we'll do a more inclusive event!

Happy Wednesday, and enjoy the Games, Furry and Human!

XX  The Katnip Lounge Kats  XX


  1. What is this not allowed thing? I've never heard of such a thing.

  2. Yeah, we're not allowed on the countertops, either. - Bwahahahahaha

  3. "Not allowed" -- I do not understand these words. I have HEARD them, as in "Spitty, you are NOT ALLOWED on the dining room table" but I have never comprehended their meaning.

    Shoot, I shoulda entered! I coulda been a contenda!

  4. Wow! High paws to the winners! That was some pawsome surfing! We are not allowed on the counters (something about their business and the jams and jellies they make - blaa..blaa..bla...So we make sure the peoples NEVER EVER sees us!
    Kozmo at the Cat From Hell

  5. Isn't that the point of counter surfing? Of course we're not allowed...but who cares? That's what makes counters so fun.

    Yay Gold! I'm very excited!

  6. Great!!!!! We love a happy ending for everybody :)

  7. Yay - I love seeing that everyone else has as much on their counters (besides the kitties)as I do - Ha ha ha... T.

  8. Wow, look at all those wonderful entrants. Aren't they all just so amazing :)xx

  9. These are utterly brilliant pictures, and we do agree with your Mom that there's no way to choose a winner. However Äiti is a bit worried ai am going to 'throw a strop' as two girlcats from perheeni (my family) have won and I haven't won a medal yet. She might be right..... my whiskers are twitching........I feel the need to find a ninja...........
    But seriously, those pictures are awesome. We love Prancer and Princeton!
    Thank you for hosting the event. And we think that it's a good event, as there is no such thing as 'not allowed'.

  10. We are not allowed on the counter tops either. But do you think that would stop us? No way. Unfortunately to get any photos we would have had to admit this to our mama.

    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  11. Hahahahahaha!!! We love them all, but Jaava cracked us right up!

  12. Oh oh...seems like our photos we sent for this event went MIA? Boo hoo hoo!

  13. Wow, bravo to all the entrants, definitely all deserving of a gold medal.

    We're "not allowed" on the tiny bit of counter we have. The mom knows we get up sometimes, when she's not around, but frankly, there's so little space and nothing of interest to us!

  14. What a great group of surfers! Definitely the kind of cool cats I like to hang out with :D Who ever heard of not bein allowed to surf?!
    Great event! Thank you for Hosting it! And for letting us all have fun on the counters (allowed or not ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  15. What a great group of surfing kitties and dog. :)

  16. Fabulous and fun entries, one and all ... and yes: one and all are winners!
    PS the words not allowed are not in any catdictionary we have ever looked through

  17. WTG Katnip Lounge what a great summer event...Oh noes please tell me it ain't so..there are kitties not allowed on the says pray tell how do you keep them off?

    Hang ten and surf's up
    Hugs Madi

  18. At the time of going to press, Austin's illegal counter surfing case is coming up before the beak. Sadly the evidence is only circumstantial, so the chances of a conviction are remote.

    These catletes are world class!!

  19. wonderful event. Fantastic surfers all of them.

    Have a great day.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  20. Those are totally fantastic surfers, each one is terrific!

  21. This proves that cats are able to do ANYTHING!!!
    'Surf on ,dudes'!
    The Maple Syrup Mob

  22. This was lots of fun! Charlie is not allowed on counters either so he did not participate...maybe next time! Gold medals to all.

  23. You gotta catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world

    Not just a fad cause it's been going on so long (catch a wave, catch a wave)

    They said it wouldn't last too long

    They'll eat their words with a fork and spoon

    And watch 'em they'll hit the road and all be surfin' soon

    And when they catch a wave they'll be sittin' on top of the world

  24. Wowza
    such gwace and agility
    I was mad at Mommi fow not entewing me in this competition, but now that I've seen the level of athleticism, I know i wouldn't have had a chance!congwatulations to all the gweat competitows
    smoochie kisses

  25. Congratulations to all of the winners. We're one of the groups of kitties that aren't allowed on the counters, but we enjoyed seeing everyone else. ::gave us an idea::

  26. Now thats a bunch of talented surfer dudes, wonderful event, made us doggies laugh.

    Susie & Sidebites

  27. Lots of good entries here! Some made us laugh out loud.

  28. Such a great Event! You did a pawsome job hosting too. We loved seeing "how the other half" lives. We agree, Gold Medals all around.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  29. Way to go Katnip Lounge!
    And that wee little last one is so precious!

  30. Oh My Goodness, How Did WE Miss Entering this fantabulous EVENT??????

    Mom about had a heart attack watching Bibi-Chan's pawformance!! Holy Smokes Dude..get Off of the Stove!!

    We are giving Roo a Pawfect TEN for being the only woofie in the crowd butt Java may sneak ahead wiff a Ten..point..five ( is that allowed?) beclaws of her most agile form!

    BTW, Cecil is in love wiff the most beautiful Katie!! Guess the nut doesn't fall too far from the tree beclaws his daddy is in love wiff all of the two-legger Beach Volley athletes!!!

  31. Congratulations to all the winners. That was some fantastic counter surfing. he he - I'm one of those deprived kitties who is not allowed on the counter in the kitchen. I am allowed up on the counter in the bathroom tho - go figure. What's the difference between the two!

  32. why FANKS you! Mom and I loved all of the pictures and entrants. xoxoxox

  33. Concordamos todos os gatinhos participantes foram merecedores da medalha de ouro. Parabéns!

  34. I am so glad to know other people turn a blind eye to cats on their counters! Jenna rarely gets on the counter, but Sissy thinks she has to eat her canned food on the counter.

  35. These are great photos but I am telling you the Farm cats are not allowed on the counters and they do not go on the counters. They are very well behaved Farm cats.

  36. Pawsome entries!!! We don't think it would be as much fun if it was actually "allowed!"

    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

  37. Congratulations to all the athletes! Wonderful! ((applause))

  38. *pfft* Not allowed on the counters !
    Wich cat cares about that ?? *MOL*
    So many GREAT conuter surfers , me and mom can understand that you choice efurrybody :)

  39. Wowwee!! That was awesome!! There's no way our mom can stop us from surfing the counters!!

  40. Concats to all you kitties and woofie entrants. You're all gold medal winners, Mom says. Mom lets me on the counter cause, just cause I'm a cat....mol and can go where I peeeese,almost mol. She sterilizes a lot, mol

  41. Oh yaaay, we all got Gold! Goro is technically "not allowed" on the counter, but he managed to be surfing on it! Thank you for hosting the event - it's been so much fun!!

  42. We are one of those ones not allowed to counter surf but sure wish we could after seeing those fab examples! It'll be hard to pick a winner.

  43. Magnificent post, you guys!! We all just LOVE it!!

    Laughing and laughing here ...

    Grace & Company

  44. great counter surfing. I especially liked Katie Isabella's nonchalant pose. I am so bummed though that my photo did not get to Katnip Lounge. Mom sent it in, it was my very first time ever on a counter. I think it is stuck in the cloud somewhere...sniff...high paws to all the competitors!!! Savannah

  45. Great counter surfers! Wonderful gold medal winners!
    The Celestial Kitties are 'not allowed' on the counters, but we have no doubt that when the humans are not looking, they go there anyway. So of course there would be no picture evidence! MOL
    We think you should stick with the counter surfing event! it's obviously popular and not everyone can enter every event anyway!

  46. Wow, those are such good entries in this event. And we highly approve of everyone getting a Gold Medal. They are all great entries. I do like Katie. Have a great evening.

  47. Concats to all those wonderful surfers. We are "not allowed" but that doesn't mean we don't do it, it just means we don't get caught in the act.

  48. Congrats everyone! Those were some awesome entries...our mom says she could not have chosen one either.

    We're not supposed to go on the counters either, but what Mom doesn't know, probably doesn't hurt her, MOL!

    Mom isn't fast enough to catch us!!

    sha, Sami, & Saku (Mom Eileen

  49. Such funny entries! I wish I would have entered!!!
    Good job kittehs!

  50. pawsome! the Group Surf- YoW! and Roo, mol! trust a pup :D such great counter surfers all! thanks for hosting this event!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  51. Those entries are ALL amazing! It's no wonder the judges could not choose. Gold medals for all ... hooray! :)

  52. Yay, we like all being winners!!! Concats to everyone.

  53. As we are short legged dogs we admire the skill of getting up on the counter!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Full marks to Roo for showing for us dogs.

  54. Well done everyone...yooo's were all fantastic :)

  55. We are envious of all the contestants. WE werent allowed on the counter even for entry pictures!

  56. OMC!!! We never expected any medals! Especially not any gold ones! Honest, we've even been bad about keeping up with all the events on account we not hoping too big. Our fun was in entering. But gosh, just thank you so much. Our little kitty hearts are just so delighted happy!

    Hugs everyone! And yay!!!! for us all!


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