Any time people do things, we make sure our animals do, too. We go to the beach – our dog must want to go to the beach! We curl up on the couch – our cat must want to, too! We compete in Olympic games – our hamster must want to get in on the action!
The four-legged athletes of the world will have their shot at Olympic gold this month, during the Olympet Games. Yes, the Olympets. There’s the parrot rope climb and the rabbit hurdles. The Hong Kong pet shop owner who’s running the games has ordered pet-sized medals. Of course.
There’s one key difference between the Olympets and the Olympics, aside from the obvious number of legs and amount of fur. In the Olympets, athletes are occasionally lured by food. It’s like if Michael Phelps were covered in hair and hungry.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll