Friday, June 5, 2009

It does exist!

So I was totally joking about starting cat agility in my last post, but apparently it's a real "sport"... :-O

"Cat agility is a sport in which a handler directs or lures a cat through an obstacle course as quickly as possible.

Dog agility was originally loosely modeled on equestrian stadium jumpers competitions when it debuted as spectator entertainment 25 years ago, at the 1979 Crufts Dog Show in London. Since then, it has become the most rapidly growing dogs sport in Western Europe and North America.

We hope Cat agility will develop and become widely popular, with spectators getting caught up watching the cat and handler's enthusiasm in their athletic race around the course.

Good agility cats have the qualities to make happy, healthy companion cats. The most successful cats in agility competition will love to play, have an outgoing personality, and be in excellent physical condition. An agility course is like a playground to a cat."

Oh. My. God.

Here are a couple videos (why are they all set to manic sounding classical music?!?:

Do you think the cats actually enjoy it?!?

*cough* I think I'll stick with sheepdogs... :D

P.S. New photos of the gang in our new house will be posted soon, stay tuned for updates!


satansflaminghairplugs said...

Its worse, far worse than you ever imagined. Just look at this:

satansflaminghairplugs said...

satansflaminghairplugs said...

One more.
Agility. Its not just for mammals any more.

Jaenne said...

I'll be impressed when they can do it without luring the cat through the course...

EllieC said...

When will it stop?!?!? :D :D

SprinklerBandit said...

Wow. I really don't know what to think about this... Maybe they have cat diving, too?