Sunday 24 June 2012

Bertie’s Blogville Olympics Bouncing Event.

My name is Bouncing Bertie, we all know I love to bounce.
But today I’ll cease my movements ‘cos I’ve something to announce.

I expect you’ve heard already about Blogville’s great event,
Our very own Olympics (and it won’t cost you a cent).

 I’ve answered Mayor Frankie’s call to host a brand new game.
For those of you who love to write, this is your chance for fame!

I’m asking all participants to pick up pen and paper,
And tell me why they think that bouncing is just such a joyous caper.

In not more than three hundred words, perhaps you’d like to say,
Why, where and when you bounce, and then with whom you like to play.

Do you bounce upon your Human? Do you like to trampoline? 
Do you use a favourite sofa that your 'Mum' prefers kept clean? 

I’m sure you have some stories, and I want to emphasise
I’ll be most liberal about how ‘bouncing’ is defined.

Some prose, a poem, dialogue, a limerick, haiku,
You can choose whatever form makes your creative juices flow.

I’ll post all entries on my blog on 29 July,
But you need to mail them earlier*, you know the reasons why.

You might want, if you like, to send a photo for ID,
Just remember this game’s all about the words you write for me!

*Entries to be sent to this email between 9th and 18th July please. 

As you probably know, there are loads and loads of other exciting events in the Blogville Olympics, all hosted by my fellow dog bloggers. You can enter as many as you like. 
Oh I just can't wait! 

Bounce Bounce.


Friday 27th July 
Posey:  Parade of Athletes
Roo:  OPENING Extravaganza
Frankie Furter:  Olympic Committee

Saturday 28th July
Jazzi:  Window Nose Art
Sarge:  Swimming

Sunday 29th July
Oscar:  Crazy Sleeping Singles and Synchronized Sleepers
Bertie:  Bouncing (narrative style)

Monday 30th July 
WHN:  Cross Neighborhood Walkabout and Catch me IF you Can
Benny and Lily:  Beach Ball

Tuesday 31st July 
Madi:  Gymnastics 
Lily Bell and Muffin:  Couch Potato Peeling

Wednesday 1st August
Mona and Weenie:  Tongue Curling/Raspberry and Critter Stalking
Pip:  Discus / Frisbee

Thursday 2nd August
Goose:  Stick(s)

Friday 3rd August
Murphy and Stanley:  Marathon Chewing

Saturday 4th August
Declan:  Tuneful Farting

Sunday 5th August
Rubie and Poots:  Equestrian
Mayzie:  Camera Avoidance Tae Kwon Do

Monday 6th August
Shasta and Shiloh:  Synchronized Peeing

Tuesday 7th August
Susie and Sidebite:  Free Style Zoomies
Ruby and Penny:  Roaching and Rolling

Wednesday 8th August 
Bailey and Katy:  Squirrel Hurdles
Indigo:  DRAW your Peeple
Lulu:  Snack Sack Race

Thursday 9th August
Sasha:  Boxing
Frank the Tank:  EXTREME Weather Sports

Friday 10th August
Max:  Turbo Track
Luna and Cynder:  Snoopendous SniffAthon

Saturday 11th August
Mollie Jo:  The Great Tennis Ball Tournament
Uji and Izzy:  Bathtub Wrestling

Sunday 12th August 


  1. I don't know about Bertie, you may have to change your name to Rabbie mate! Deccy x

  2. Bertie - How will we get to the events if the buses aren't running ?

  3. Hi Bertie
    Will get my thinking hat on for this one :)
    Can't wait for it all to start.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  4. I thought that all I needed to do is send you a I'll have to THINK about my entry. Darn it.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  5. Geesh Bertie,
    That is quite some schedule. I've been out of action recently with the whole 'Safari' thing, so will have to 'Bookmark' your page and do some thinking.
    Eish...we've not trained either. Do you think this is a problem?

  6. Hi Bertie , we will try and bounce something your way. Have a great Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. The Mango bounces... a lot. I just wonder if the DOH can get a good snap of it.


  8. I have been practicing my bouncing. I'm getting pretty good. But I don't know about putting pen to paper with it. But I'll give it a go.

  9. So clever! Momma's working on one of those hi-ku thingers! :)

  10. WHAT?????? only 300 words... I am so scared that I might end up with 300 + 87..
    I "THINK" this is gonna be a RIOT . You should see ERNIE do his BOUNCE thingy when he gets all excited... butt you FUR SURE don't want him tryin to WRITE about it... It would like like THIS: *%$* ^!@#* )(&^%# beclaws he has a THINGY fur those symbols fur some reason. OK... I'll get my WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE AND WHY... 5 W's List going.

  11. OMD!! Mommy has been twying to visit all the wondewful folks dat awe sponsewing the events..when we camed to you bloggy and find all da linkies! Whewwwwwwww..wished we would have stawted hewe butt bettew late than neber!

    Ok, now she can take a rest..she was bout to have a conniption fit!! BOL

  12. I will has to get Auntie Penny involved in this one. she bounces all the time! Well done on hosting something, and alerting my slacker Mum to this whole olympic event in blogville!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  13. We'll get out our thesaurus and get started!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. Well that's a fun twist I didn't expect :) Hmmmm...bouncie trouncie fun fun fun for I'm the only ...heheheheh just kiddin. I'll try to be somewhat more original ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  15. Hey Bertie!
    Wow, this is so pawesome! First off, gosh that's a great poem. Secondly, I'll be sharpening my pencil fur sure! This will be so fun.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  16. You know what? I did NOT read your instructions properly. You know what else? That is like totally SHOCKING given how grouchy momma gets when doggies do not read instructions for Mango Minster. Now, I just need to get my quill and ink and get to work.


  17. Bertie , pop over , there is an award for you to collect!
    Best wishes Molly

  18. We are so excited for this event! We is getting our bouncers AND poem-writers ready...

    Sugar the Who

  19. Bertie,
    I'm working on it, but it is hard for the Mango's mentals. Stay tuned.


  20. Done it..... Hope I've just sneaked in under the deadline.

    Life as an Olympic athlete is HARD when you've left it all to the last minute!

    Love and licks, Winnie