Thursday, August 7, 2008

Opening Ceremonies

The events of the 2008 Paw-limpics Games begin tomorrow!

My buddies Verdi and Gaucho were not able to take part in the Bone Relay, but they came all the way from Spain to light the Paw-limpics flame to mark the start of the Games.

Snowball and Girasol also are attending the ceremony, as you can see in the picture.

And now since you are here, you can bring the Paw-limpics flame to your own blog, and we can light up the world! Thank you for the great idea, Verdi and Gaucho!

I also need to send a HUGE thank you to Girasol. She made the beautiful promotional video for the Games, but what you might not know is that she provided the medals themselves as well. You will see how beautiful they are tomorrow!

Here is the Schedule of Events:

August 8: Track
August 9: Hurdles and Tug-of-War
August 10: Sleeping (singles event)
August 11: Bitey-Face and Pee-Mail
August 12: Swimming
August 13: Diving and Boating
August 14: High Jump
August 15: Making a Mess and Being a Nuisance
August 16: Stick Your Tongue Out
August 17: Gymnastics and Ball Games
August 18: Roaching
August 19: At Work and Kissing
August 20: Sleeping (group/synchronized event)
August 21: Begging Face and Dancing
August 22: Barking/Singing/Howling
August 23: Synchronized Team Events and Stick
August 24: Wrestling
August 25: Closing Ceremonies and Special Recognition of Other Entries

As I said, we had an esteemed panel of judges, Judge-G and Judge-R, who are my parents' friends. My dad contributed if they couldn't decide between entries as well. But I did not judge these - it would have been impossible! I was cheering for everybody!

But maybe you won't agree with the judges' choices. That's okay because every day, there will be a POLL on the side of my blog. You can vote for YOUR CHOICE of who should have won an award.

And don't forget, you can get a Paw-Limpics t-shirt or something nice for your people at! All of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Search Dog Foundation.

Let the Games begin!


Asta said...

That is must have been thwilling to attend the Opening Cewemony! And the lighting of the towch..I can't wait fow all the exciting events!..Please come by my blog, we have something fow you!
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...


The schedule of events is exciting. Your parents' friends will have a hard time judging, we're sure.

Have you run over to visit Asta yet?????

Jake and Just Harry

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Eduardo said...

Oh I'm so excited! Lenny it's so great that you & your Mommy took the time out to do this! How great!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Stanislaw said...

You have done so much work for this Lenny! I though you were just going to set up a simple competition, but no... This is a full-blown EVENT!

We're so excited!

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD I can't wait for all the events!!!

This is so excitering!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Maggie and Mitch said...

You have done a superb job, Lenny! We are super excited for the games to begin!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

This is such an exciting event for the Dogs With Blogs community. Thanks again for all your hard work and for rounding up judges, etc.

Levi's mom

Gaia the Airedale said...

Oh good Im so glad the schedule has been posted, I was getting concerned! I cant wait to see all of the winners!

puppy breath,

Biggie-Z said...

Lenny, this is really cool (and a lot of work for you and your parents)!!

We are really looking forward to it.

Gus said...

Muzzer keeps threatening to feed Dad Chinese food because the Olympics are in China. I keep asking if this means she is gonna feed Dad Dog Food for the Pawlimpics


Molly and Taffy said...


Thank you for the schedule, we have printed off a copy and hung it on our notice board.

It was such a thrill Lenny to be able to present you with the first medal of the games.

Molly and Taffy

Asta said...

I'm so glad you liked youw awawd..I wasn't suwe when you looked so shocked, hehehe
I think it would be wondewful if you dedicated youw medal to Jackson..I just found out, his tumow didn't spwead, that means he has a big suwgewy on tuesday mowning..we will keep bawking and pwaying fow him..powew of the paw!!
Thanks again fow all youw faboolous wowk
smoochie kisses
pee ess.You can take the pictoowes fwom my bloggie if you want

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Lenny!
It's so great how all the doggies from around the world are getting together fur the Pawlimpics, whether they are participating in them, or helping out, or even just watching!
We can't wait till tomorrow!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena
PS. Is it ok if we post the torch on our blog too?

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Lenny...

Ya sure have everythin' organized fer the pawlimpics...the opening ceremony was pawsome... 'n touchin' too...we will be sure ta check back fer the daily events....this is really excitin'....

Dewey Dewster here....


Can't wait to see it!

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Lenny,
I think those judges would have had a tough job. This is so exciting and you really have done a brilliant job.


Lady Kaos said...

I can't wait for the events!!! I bet it was really hard judging. I have a hard time voting on DWB, I don't think I could judge a competition like this!!!

Girasol said...

I just came back from the kennel, just in time for the Pawlimpics games.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
I will be waiting for all the events! It is going to be great!
Good luck to the judges!
Kisses and hugs

Cairo The Boxer said...


We are so excited. Thank you for all your hard work! You are the best!

Huskee Boy said...

Ohhh I am so excited I am chasing my tail!!
I just gave you 3 awards in appreciation for all the effort you made in putting this together. Check out my blog!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Lenny, you have a great schedule of events. we are very excited for it to get underway. your esteemed judges have very difficult work, we're glad you could find them to help out.


Daniella said...

my mom is a doofus. she didn't send in all the photos I collected for the pawlimpics!!! Boo hoo, now I am out the competition. As Heidi Klum would say, Au Vedizen! Woof.


happy said...

Hi Lenny, this is so exciting! Thank you for putting the time and effort into making it such a success so far!

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

lenny friend...
tx so much.
WE can to send one photo ????? or the time is out=????

we take note about the days..
send you a big hug

Simba said...

I'm really looking forward to bitey face and pee mail.

Simba x

Oorvi said...

Hi Lenny,

The torch is lovely...and thanks for publishing the schedule. The poll is a nice idea:) So, effectively, there are going to be two awards - the pawlimpics award and the dogs'choice award! Cool!

As you said - let the games begin!

Licks n wags,

Jackson said...

Wow Lenny, you've put so much hard work into this. Can't wait! Jx

Mack said...

This is gonna be funnnnn! I am kicking myself for not entering the Making a Mess and Being a Nusiance catagory. OMD I am such an expert in that field!

Eric said...

Lenny, woo hoo!! Well done on your gold medal!!! You deserve loads of them. Looking forward to the events! Wiry wags, Eric x

Ron said...

I managed to sneak in a ref to your blog on The Swanky Pup - check it out!


Deefor said...

This is a great event. I'm boycotting China (not Chinese doggies) for the Paw Olympics. Also our TV is broken. I think the judges did a great job.


Snowball said...

Woof! The Paw-limpic opening ceremony was really fun. Thanks for inviting me over.