Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The 2008 Summer PAW-LIMPICS!

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the 2008 Summer DWB Paw-Limpics!

In honor of the people Olympics in August, I will be hosting our own DWB games to promote global peace and friendship.

The Paw-Limpics will be a photo contest, and you may enter as many events as you would like. The way to enter is to email your picture of you participating in the event to pawlimpics (at) gmail (dot) com. Teams are allowed for events as well.

The events:

Aquatics - swimming, diving
High Jump
Track (running)
Synchronized swimming or other activity
Any kind of ball game
Pee Mail
Making a mess

So for instance, an entry to an event might be something like this picture of me and Rosie, doing our synchronized napping routine. This photo would also qualify for the Sleeping event. You might submit a photo of you at Agility class for the hurdles or high jump categories, for example.

You are invited to create your own event as well to propose to the Paw-Limpics Committee. When events are added, they will be announced on the blog.

The rules:
1. No doping.

2. There will be separate categories for original photographs, and photographs that have had some human/computer editing and assistance (i.e. Photoshop)

3. You must indicate which event you are entering when you submit your picture.

4. You are allowed to participate in multiple events, but please send only one entry per event. You may submit one photo to several different events if it fits into the category.

5. Everyone from Dogs With Blogs is invited! And photos taken of you a long time ago are allowed.

6. Please send submissions and any questions to pawlimpics (at) gmail (dot) com.

7. The deadline for submissions is July 31st. Winners will be announced during the human Olympic games, which begin on August 8th.

8. If your photo wins, it will be featured on my blog.

9. Be creative!

There will be a Paw-Limpics Bone (instead of a torch) Relay around the world in preparation for the Games. Please let me know if you are interested in being a part of the relay.

The Olympics motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius." The Paw-Limpics translation is Louder, Furrier, Droolier.

I can't wait to see your submissions!


Gus said...

Oh Lenny..what a marvelous Idea. If I can figure out where I will be at the time, I would like to participate in the torch relay.

I'll have to work with Teka on the wrestling event.


Simba said...

PAWESOME!! I CAN'T wait to enter!!



Simba said...

ooh yeah, I'd love to carry the bone!!!


Lacy said...

w00f's lenny, how did me git so far bhind in u bloggy...1)s glad u iz back to bloggin...2) me lovesss BBq and last hmmm me will has to think of me enteries on dat contest..

b safe,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

OHMYDOGNESS, what a great idea! I'd better start working on my entry! J x

Girasol said...

That sounds pawesome!!!!

Lizzy said...


Oh my, this is gonna be GRRRReat! I'm gonna get some photos out and send them to you right NOW! I'm so excited about this! Thanks for coming up with this wonderful idea!


Duke said...

What a great idea, Lenny! Mitch and I need to start training ASAP! We'll participate in the torch relay!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
I will send you my pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD Lenny this is the bestest idea EVER!!! I'll have to think about which events I want to enter!!!

Oh and I would be honored to represent the Sacramento/Central Valley of California in the torch relay if that slot is not already taken!

Oh I'm just so excited...

Lots of Licks, Ruby

P(ee)S: If we will be doing an opening ceremony, know that Aire Ruby is available!

Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Lenny

What a fantastic idea! I would be honoured to represent Newcastle Australia in the torch relay.

Now, I had better get into some training ... it will be hard work winning the sleeping event I think ... I must train, train, train ...



B said...

This seems like a great plan Lenny!! I hope to be able to enter the games! If you need someone for the relay in Minnesota I'd be happy to volunteer.


Noah the Airedale said...

Lenny, what a top idea. We can't wait to see all the entries.
Now we just have to figure out what we're good at....hmmmm.
Oh we'd love to be part of the bone relay. We could carry it through the Blue Mountains just like in 2000 when the torch relay went past our house.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Asta said...

This is a pawsome idea..can I cawwy the towch thwough pawt of NYC?
I'm going to go pwactice and see what I can entew in..is thewe a kissy event??
smoochie kisses

Amber-Mae said...

OH MY GOSH! This sounds sooo fun, what a great idea! I wanna wanna wanna participate! Hey, is dancing included too?

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

andrahyb said...

This is soooooo awesomely COOL!

We would definately very much wanna participate! How do we go about?

Rudolf & Goofy

i said...

Hi Lenny! This is so fun! Let's see if I can start training asap! I'd like to participate in the torch relay too!

wally said...

Too perfect! I have been training hard in the roaching division but we have also been doing some fine rasslin. Is there speed eating? Because I would smoke everyone.


Dexter said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I came here from Ruby's bloggy and am glad I did because I think I can totally win the sleeping event! I can't wait for mom to get home to help me with my entry.


Balboa said...

I am so in!!!! Mommy will be done with work in June, so I know she will be willing and ready to focus ALL of her attention on me!!!!!!

I can't wait to compete in the sleeing games.

Frenchei Snorts

Par said...

I might want to enter Pearly for this!

Faya said...

Woohooo what a great idea ! If the torch will travel trough Europe I will participate in Switzerland relay....kisses, Faya
PS : thank you so much for the organisation of those games !!!!

Jake of Florida said...


What about barking? That's what we do best!!! Have you thought about a barking competition?????

Anyway, we think this is a very cool idea and we will be choosing what events to enter in.

And we think the BONE RELAY should definitely pass through South Florida, so we hope you will consider us for that honor.

Jake and Just Harry

Princess Patches said...

This is a great idea, Lenny! We can't wait to participate!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

River said...

Hi Lenny,
My mom says she needs a faster camera to catch me in action but says she will try!

love & wags,

the many Bs said...

oh this is very cool. we are extreme olympians, so we're gonna enter everything! hee hee. just tonight, Brody did a super fantastic jump. we're gonna post it on our blog very soon cuz we just can't believe he was totally flying through the air like a curly coated seagull or something. it was pawsome.

good excellent idea. you're the smart one, that's for sure.


Asta said...

I would love to get the code fow the pawlimpics button...it's such a gweat idea..it needs to be advewtised
love and smoochie kisses

Unknown said...

hi Lenny
how was your father in the music competition in Barcelona???
I hope, he was the winner...

Lenny the paw olimpic idea is grate... and so funny.
We will think what category is the best to us.. but I know that Verdi in sleeping... sure...

jjjjjj we put your link in our blog... to our friend know this..
send you a big hug..

sorry to our english, we bark in spanish :P

Sharon said...

Hi Lenny!
I came over here from Lorenza's blog to check out the pawlimpics! it sounds like a lot of fun. I'd like to join and I'd be honored to carry the bone in the east Texas area, Palestine to be exact!

Thank you for thinking of this fun thing to do!


Don't go to mom's place to find me, go here:

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Lenny what a splendid idea....I shall have ta get my secretary busy looking for pictures of us doin' paw-lympic stuff....I'm sure we can find a few good ones....yur super pawfect

Dewey Dewster here.....

Frasier said...

I have a paw-fect picture to submit!!
How did the dogsitting the Jack Russell go?We dog sat a Corgi who was the sweetets ever but we had a houseful of long hair and he tried running away one day!
PS:Mommy wants to know how your moms running is going?She has a race in July and she has just started back on the running and is quite panicky!

Eric said...

Hey Lenny, pawsome idea pal, high fives to you!

I would be very honoured to carry the bone in London UK in the relay . . .

Wags Eric

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OMD, so excited to meet you Lenny! Our Daddy went to IU and loves that area. We are SO excited about the paw-limpics... we will totally enter! DUH! Thanks for being our new Indiana friend!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I would love to pawticipate in the Floribbean dog-leg of the pawlimpic bone relay!

Bussie Kissies

William Tell said...

Great idea. Let me put on my thinking cap and see what I can come up with...

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Asta said...

I think my legses awe longew like youws now that my haiw is showt..maybe we'we twins?
smoochie kisses

Randi said...

Hi Lenny!

can't wait for the Pawlimpics! & I'd love to represent Southern California in the carrying of the bone!

You can pee mail me at randithelabnewf@hotmail.com or just visit my bloggy!

Love & Licks,

ps...how about "longest tongue hanging outta the mouth" as a catagory?

Rudy said...

Wow what a great idea! Dogs need their own Olympics too -- we're all athletes in some way.

Sign me up! I'm on my way to the gym now --


Unknown said...

Hi lenny
YOu know that, We have spoken about your idea in our blog, for the friends who do not speak english. And one of our Spanish colleagues asks if the Olimpic Games is alone for the dogs or also for cats??? Already you know that many of us we live with colleagues through cats. That I answer him??

have a grate week end

Anonymous said...

Hi Lenny, my name is Pearl and I would love to join the relay, I live in Jew Jersey, I am still thinking about whoich event I will participate in I am not sure if I am agile enough.
Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Anonymous said...

Hi Lenny, my name is Pearl and I would love to join the relay, I live in New Jersey, I am still thinking about which event I will participate in I am not sure if I am agile enough.
Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Toffee said...

what a pawsome idea!!
I would very much like to be involved in the torch relay!


Mack said...

Hi Lenny! Nice to meet you - I am sniffing on over from Ruby's bloggy. This is such a super cool idea!!

If you still need someone to carry the torchbone in southern Texas - I would be honored to be your man!!

Georgeous said...

Wow! I best get off the sofa, out of the slumber zone and get training.
Luv 'n' slobber

Georgeous said...

PS - I'd like to help carry the bone through the UK.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Brilliant Lenny...pawsitively brillant....

We're so ready...

Can't even imagine how much fun this is gonna be....

Barkin' at ya!!!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Pee Ess...if ya still need help with the bone relay, let us know...we can run really fast!!!!!


Charlie said...

Lenny - are you OK out there? We hope you're not getting flooded out!
- Charlie

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What fun it will be to see all the photos! You are great for sponsoring this event.

Levi's mom

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

This is an awesome idea. We would be willing to carry the torch through Texas with Ruby. We are more in central Texas.. Mom is checking out her pictures...

Big sloppy kisses
Gus and Louie

Oorvi said...

Hi Lenny,

I started my blog ( oorvi.wordpress.com ) recently and joined the DWB last week. I heard the bonevine yesterday. I sniffed around your blog and found this contest idea pawlickingly delicious!

I am in it and I would love to carry the Pawlimpics bone in India.

Licks n Wags,


Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Lenny, this is a FAB idea! I will have to work out with my trainer to decide on which event is my best..

Urban Smoothie Read said...

did u juz said HIGH JUMP!

Clover said...

Hi there Lenny!
My name is Clover - it's nice to meet you!
What a great idea - pawlimpics! I am definitely going to enter. I'd love to carry the bone in the relay too!
Love Clover xo

Asta said...


Hi! Awe you pwacticing youw high jumps and wunning fow the pawlimpics??don't do too much in the heat!!
Maybe you'we wealated to me..Butchy and snickews awe, and so is Scwuffy..I'd love to be youw welative
smoochie kisses

Biggie-Z said...

oo oo oo! Count me in for Bone Relay (NYC or Vermont) and more! Yes!!

My mama will email you right away.


☮momoKo said...

Hi,Lenny!I think every day about comment when I won the championship.

The Black and Tans. said...

HI Lenny

We would love to participate in the Pawlimpics.

Water sport events would be my (Taffy) forte.

We will get into training and email you our photos.

The Bone Relay sounds excellent, please could you put our names down for that too!

Thank you for coming by our blog.

Molly and Taffy

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Lenny, This is excellent. I am definitely entering the swimming. Is there a deadline?

Yuki n Joyce said...

Awesomely pawsome! I'd like to participate in the Bone relay please:)


COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...


What a grantablous idea!!! We will all participate here. We'll participate in the torch event!


parlance said...

What a fabulous idea. I reckon we'd be in with a chance in the 'making a mess' event. I'll get Penny practising.

Sweepy said...

Just got in. Woof! Please let the torch pass the Philippines and I will be holding it!!! The houndsinheaven will compete in sleeping, peeing, messing around . . . wait, singing and barking included?

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Lenny,
Found your blog through my friend Stella, and I'm totally into doing the Paw-limpics! However, my blog was rejected by DWB cause I say bad words sometimes. Can I enter the Paw-limpics anyway?
Murphy Dogg

Anonymous said...

We got 8 dogs and 3 cats but that cats don't want to do a bone relay, they say they'll do a fish relay but no bones. Us other 8 dogs will help do the bone relay but don't count on the bone being available for relay once Shiloh gets a hold of it.
Homer J. - Jubal - JEB - Shelby - Jack - Abby - Max - Shiloph -Alex - Boru - Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds

Cairo The Boxer said...

Great idea, Lenny! I'm going to compete in multiple events: soccer, frisbee and keep away!

Unknown said...

Awesome! Count us in. We have aquatics and jumping pics in mind to enter.

Unknown said...

Hi Lenny, we are so excited about the Paw-limpics. We will make sure to send in some pictures of Amy for the various events. Awesome idea!


The Cat Realm said...

WOW - what a great idea!!! And no one would have to go to pollution Beijing, hahahahahahahah!
BUT - it says "paw-limpics" but seems to be just for dogs????
We have paws too, you know!
Can cats enter???

Simba and Jazzi said...

This should be fun, can't wait.

Simba x

Islay said...

Hey Lenny, how's the bone relay going? (if you need anyone to chew the bone here in Sydney, please remember me!) I can't wait to see all of the entries - this is more exciting that those silly human games!!!