Monday, 30 July 2012

Simply The Best!

Bloggie friends!

Are y’all enjoying the Olympics – both human and feline/canine (see side bar!) of course? Me and Charlie definitely are!

I have two favourite Olympian sporting people and moments so far:

First is Niger rower Hammadou Djibo Issaka who as a wild card entry came in last in his heat in the sculls competition but he tried, really tried to cross that finishing line.

Then there’s Nur Suryani Mohamad Taibi of Malaysia, eight months pregnant, who came 34th out of 56 competitors in the women’s air rifle shooting final asking her as yet unborn daughter “to be quiet, mummy’s shooting” while she competed.

I kind of feel I’m this sort of people. I do try and give things my best. I may not win accolades or fame and fortune but I’d like to say that hey, I tried, really tried my best.

Charlie says: I try to sleep on messy bed.


Pic taken last night! Charlie is doing ok – more vet’s visits to come I’m afraid but for now, he’s doing ok.

p.s. Lovely Madeleine of Scribble and Edit is having a book launch for her debut romance novel Ultimate Sacrifice on 1 August! Go Madeleine (a short extract of her book may be found here)!!!

p.p.s. Amazing Ellen Whyte of Katz and Other Tales now has her Katz Tales series of books available at Smashwords and Barnes and Noble too! Extracts of her fab series may be found here.!!

Have a great week! I’ll be offline on 1 and 2 August, but will catch up with everyone asap!

78 comments:

ABBY said...

Charlie
our Dad is a BIG fan of the Olympics. He is taping all of it to watch every second. Mom not so much. Besides she knows who won the events before they are shown on tv.

We are purring for you Charlie. We know you will be good as new in no time.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

klahanie said...

Oh yeah, loved the bit where the corgis were running wild around Buckingham palace. Arf! Arf!
I shudder to think they have a 'skulls' competition. Or maybe I'm getting a 'head' of things here...
And those inspirational people make you feel inspired in knowing you're doing your best. I say you are adored and that's an accolade in itself.
Yay to all your links. And speaking of messy beds....
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star xx

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Thanks for sharing these Olympic stories! There is so much going on, Teri can't keep up with it all!

We hope Charlie gets over his 'hurdle', too!

Brian said...

We have been watching and it is fun! Purrs Charlie, I hope you are healing up nicely.

mshatch said...

there is something very admirable about trying in the face of adversity. Charlie looks comfy but I am sorry he has to go back to see his doctor :(

Lynda R Young said...

I thought the opening ceremony for the Olympics was fantastic.
Good to hear Charlie is doing ok. I hope the vet visits go smoothly.

Jemi Fraser said...

I love the Olympics! THere are so many incredible stories of perseverance and courage. I could be glued to the TV all day if I had time! :)

m.q said...

hii Charlie,
we're so happy to see you doing ok. keep up the olympic spirit!!
yay

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

Roland D. Yeomans said...

You'll be missed. I will be praying for Charlie to get continually better, Roland

meowmeowmans said...

Those are GREAT Olympic moments, for sure! I believe those two athletes really embody the spirit of the Games. Wonderful. :)

Life 101 said...

Yea for the Olympics. I bet it's exciting to be so near.
Hugs to Charlie. Sending healing thoughts.
R

Shawn said...

Oh Charlie we hope you are feeling better ! We don't like to hear that there will be more VET visits. : (
Your furiends,
Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope Charlie is doing well!

Jeremy Bates said...

I prefer the Winter Olympics. Too, I don't have the time for it this go around, but I am trying to stay up with it on the news and websites.

The blind South Korean impresses me the most.

Cheers.

By the way, I am hosting a 3-day blog fest entitled, "The Dog Days of Summer." I'd love to have you stop by!

Prancer Pie said...

We're Charlie's type, ourselves. Nappin in the bed is what we do best. (and we give it our all!)

Helena said...

So glad Charlie is doing okay.

I love those kind of Olympic stories too! It's the underdogs and athletes from war-torn countries who are especially inspiring. I'd LOVE to see the young woman sprinter from Afghanistan because she's had to fight just to be accepted at home. Hurray for Olympians like her!

Mr Puddy said...

Mom have to watch OLYMPICS whatever she like it or not cause my dad is a fan, He will turn it on first thing in the morning..tee..heh

Charlie, don't worry I still keep purring and paws crossed for you, buddy

Purrs

Teresa Ashby said...

I've been mainly watching the swimming :-)
Bless you and Charlie - he looks nice and cosy on the bed. Big hugs for you both xx

Mark said...

Charlie always looks cute :) I haven't been watching the Olympics really. Which seems really bad because I'm English and all. But it is quite impressive that an 8 month pregnant woman was involved in it, and did so well too. I imagine a baby bump probably messes with one's aim.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Glad to see Charlie looking so comfortable. Hope the vet appointments go well.

I loved the image of the Olympian talking to her baby!

Bless you for the shout out for Ultimate Sacrifice. x

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad Charlie is doing okay. Fun to see the sports you enjoyed watching. We're watching lots of swimming because my daughter is a swimmer.

Fuzzy Tales said...

I've been watching a lot of the coverage but missed both those participants, unfortunately. 8 months pregnant? Seriously? Boy, am I impressed! Talk about determination and dedication for both.

Continued good vibes, purrs and paws and fingers crossed for Charlie.

Stephen Tremp said...

Messy beds are the best to sleep on. Yeah, I'm a messy sleeper.

Claudia Del Balso said...

I'm happy to hear Charlie's doing well. The important thing is that he's healthy. :)
RE: Olympics, I'm not watching them. I haven't in years. I kinda lost interest a while ago :(
Congrats to Madeleine on her book launch!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Have been enjoying the Olympics too! Love the swimming and gymnastics.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm not watching the Olympics, but I catch the news of it by the end of the day.

I'll check out the links.

Take care and have a fantastic week.

Clarissa Draper said...

I am really enjoying the Olympics!

Hannah and Lucy said...

I didn't realise Charlie was still visiting the vet - is it tooth related or something else? Glad to hear you are enjoying the Olympic Games - are you far from the stadium?
Heard from Bin today and she doesn't like the colours of the Malaysian constumes! Take care. Sue.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

joanne fox said...

You and Charlie are the best, for sure! Wishing you both the very, very best for Charlie's continuing treatment. Enjoy the Olympics! x

Rene said...

We are glad Charlie is doing ok--hang in there! We think of you both often!

Esme said...

Charlie enjoy your messy bed. Glad to hear recovery is going well.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh, I do hope Charlie's feeling better soon. Thanks for all our support the last few weeks. It means a lot.

William Kendall said...

I didn't know that about the Malaysian shooter. She'll have to tell her child that story someday!

Ginger Jasper said...

Glad Charlie is going ok but sad there are more vet trips to come.. I will keep purring my loudest for him... Hugs GJ xx

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I feel so sorry for poor sweet Charlie! He looked so sad in this photo. I do hope he'll be OK!

I have been watching the Olympics on and off as we are busy helping my daughter and son-in-law settle into their new home and spending time with my grandsons. When I watch the competitions I am amazed by the dedication each athlete has shown to get to where they are. They are all heroes!

Al said...

Good luck Charlie!

Carol Kilgore said...

I think Charlie gets the Gold in his event!

Katie Isabella said...

I will miss you while you are gone. Is Charlie having other illnesses that he must go to the vet again? Charlie, please be better darling. Please.

DWei said...

I'm not that into the Olympics but my girlfriend is so I guess I'll be loosely following the events.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm glad he's okay for now but hopefully his other visits will go okay.

Ann Best said...

Hello, dear friend. Jen and I have watched the Olympics in the past, but we no longer have TV. Too expensive for what she would watch on it--game shows and checking the weather. $70 for that! But then there are those special times such as this. I did get a whiff of the games through Hilary Melton Butcher's post, and now yours. Enjoy, enjoy! Jen says hi and hi and hi, and so do I with lots of hugs. Thanks for your lovely inimitable comment on my post where I just reviewed a crime thriller!! All our "Best" wishes for a delightful week!!!

Tamago said...

Hi Charlie, you are doing great sleeping on the messy bed :-)
So glad you are well. I hope the vet visits will go well too!

Theresa Milstein said...

I can't imagine how baby kicking might throw off your shooting.

Look at Charlie using his tail as a pillow. Too cute!

Glad you're enjoying the Olympics. I am too.

Happy week! And hope Charlie does well through continued doctor visits.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

so glad that charlie is holding his own.

We are watching the Olympics right now! Swimming and gymnastics are my faves!

Hilary said...

thinking of you and charlie... big hugs to both of you!

KarenMcG said...

Charlie, Love the way you look all snuggly and comfy on that bed.

KarenMcG said...

Charlie,

Love the way you look all snuggly and comfy on that bed.

AngelStar said...

To old kitty and kitty charlie...
i send love, and wishes for magical dreams and miraculous health...xoxoangelstar

LynNerdKelley said...

I'm watching the Olympics right now as I blog. Thanks for sharing your favorite moments so far. Are you near the stadium? Tons of extra traffic? Everyone all pumped up? I remember how excited we were when it was held in Los Angeles years ago, even though I lived 60 miles from all the action. Just knowing how close it was got everyone into the spirit!

Hugs for Charlie.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Why would Charlie have to go to the vet again? Is it the calici virus?

Marg said...

We are enjoying the Olympics a lot. It is so interesting to see all of it.
Charlie, we are sorry you have to go back to the vet. Why do you have to do that?? Hope you aren't still sick.
We are sending tons of purrs your way that you get over all this darn illness. Have a great day and we will miss the Mom. Take care.

The Chair Speaks said...

We're so glad Charlie 's feeling better. Sending lots of purrs to him.
Thank you for sending us lots of comforting words and purrs. We love you.

Margo Berendsen said...

I didn't hear/see either of those moments from the Olympics, so thanks for sharing! (share more.... I miss way too much)

Jamie Burch said...

Lots of love and big hugs to you and Charlie. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,
~Jamie

Eileen said...

Haven't had much opportunity to watch the Olympics, and most of what I've seen is bits and pieces. I had heard about the mom-to-be but not the other athlete. Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy your time off, and I'm glad to hear Charlie is doing well.

Pasha said...

We sure are enjoying the olympics!
Good to hear that Charlie is doing good.
We'll check out those books you suggested!

LTM said...

Oh! I'm just catching up, and I saw that Charlie had to have all his teeth out. :o|

You've told us he's OK, so I"m glad to hear it. But I imagine he's still adjusting. *scratches*

We love the gymnastics, of course. I know, how unoriginal. But oh well! :D Have a super week~ <3

Words A Day said...

havent seen it yet, am more of an olympian sleeper like charlie:)

Talli Roland said...

How have I missed those stories!? Wow, eight months' pregnant? Yikes! A true heroine.

Jay Paoloni said...

Charlie must hate messy beds! But I would love to just hide between the folds and ripples and that fluffy blanket!

Au and Target said...

Oh wow thanks for the mention! TOTALLY unexpected (sorry, Target hit CAPS there)

Charlie, you are pawsome in that bed. Guard your spot, sweetie.

orbit said...

We don't really watch the Olympics here, but I'm all for the sleeping on a messy bed, for sure!!

Tracy Jo said...

I so love the Olympics! Those athletes inspire me to keep on going and show how strong a person's will, spirit and body can be. :-) Thinking of Charlie and hope he is okay. You are right...we just have to try our best in life! xoxoxo

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We sending lots of good thoughts to sweet Charlie!
~ The Bunch

The Golden Eagle said...

I haven't been directly watching much of the Olympics, but I've been hearing about some amazing athletes!

Glad to hear Charlie is okay. Hope he continues to get better!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Stopping by from FMFB! I've loved watching the Olymipics - and enjoying these stories you've shared! Thanks!

Patsy said...

It's the taking part and doing our best that matters most in whatever we do - well usually.

Ciara said...

I hope Charlie gets better soon. Believe it or not, I haven't watched any Olympics. Shocking, right!

cleemckenzie said...

I'm catching as much of the Olympics as I can. So exciting. Great news about Charlie. I'm sure it will take a bit to recover, but I'm pulling for him to feel better very soon.

Lynda R Young said...

Doing our best is all that can ever be asked of us. I think those who at least TRY are ahead of the game.

Praying that Charlie is soon better than just ok.

Hugs

Norma Beishir said...

So happy to hear Charlie is doing better!

Manzanita said...

I get the Olympic reports through others. I have a kind-of-a dumb country TV station out here and I never turn it on because I don't know how it works. Frustration but I don't really miss TV. Hope Charlie is well. My new cats are old and the small one doesn't seem to have good teeth. My cats need those choppers to catch "mices."

Soggibottom said...

My paws are yours if you need 'em Charlie... luvs... Frankie de tabby X

fairyhedgehog said...

We're catching the odd bit of Olympics in Spain. It was odd watching Spain play England at basketball - we were the only people hoping England might win. (What a vain hope that was!)

I hope Charlie keeps on doing well. He obviously has a cushy life on that bed!

The Teacher's Pets said...

So glad Charlie is doing okay after surgery! I have been checking back over and over for an update and today was the day I got one! Yeah! Thanks for keeping us updated!

Repositório said...

Hi dear friends
We are very saddened by the death of Aimee.
Thanks for the encouraging words on our blog.
Hugs, Marilia

rumpydog.com said...

I love to watch the competitors that aren't participating in sports that are "professionalized." Watching the Williams sisters and other tennis professionals isn't fun because they can always be seen.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Boy - Charlie you've sure got some mail!! Glad that bed is comfy .. I'd be lying there with all those comments and thoughts ..

I nearly posted about the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on my torch post - as the torch passed by - probably went in had a pooch or two ... cuddles and hugs ...

Great to see you getting better - here's to a good bill of health .. cheers Hilary