August 21, 2016

Closing Ceremonies!

Friends, today is the closing ceremonies of the Pawlympics! Christmas is at the keyboard with just a few words to express my thoughts about the 2016 Pawlympics. This has been a fabulous past couple of weeks, and this has been my very first Pawlympics experience. I hope you all had a wonderful experience. I know I did!

First, I just want to say, everyone did fabulous. One thing that makes the Pawlympics different from the human events, the Olympics, is that every pawthlete is a winner. Every pup, kitty, bird, crab...every young friend and old friend...goes home with a medal. Every creature does. Some critters might make better progress in an individual event, but as long as everyone tries their best, they're all equal in victory.

From tongue curling to ear flapping, from synchronized napping to bubble jumping...everyone did a great job with their events events. We had a total of 25 events, and I pawticipated in quite a few of them. It was really grrreat to see you all getting yourself out there to's just really fantastic to see a community coming together to do something totally crazy and fun together...that's what Blogville is all about, right?

Now I want to show gratitude to many friends. Thanks to fellow candy dates Arty and Lexi for equally doing their part in organizing the Pawlympics with me. Bow wow, you can learn a lot from older pups! I also want to thank Murphy and Stanley for being great mayors throughout this whole experience while also pawticipating in many of the events. Thanks to Madi for making sure she pawticipated in every single event and for being there for Blogville, even though she hasn't been Blogville mayor in 87 weeks. Also, thanks to Mr. Frankie Furter for founding Blogville and for being a very special figure in the Pawlympics. We all wouldn't be here without the dude.

Lastly, and most impawtently, I want to thank you. Yes, you! You hosted events. You pawticipated in events. You congratulated pawthletes and showed gratitude to event hosts for putting together such an activity. You help make Blogville a better place, and you keep us going!

I'm done with my sappy speech seems miss Madi has arrived at the Pawlympic stadium to introduce Blogville's founding furter, Frankie!

Let's hear what Madi has to say! Click here to head over to her blog.

Oh, and if you want to see Frankie extinguish the cauldron to mark the end of the Pawlympics 2016, click here to visit his blog!

Don't be thanking couldn't have been possible without you!


  1. Clap, clap, clap! Thank you for helping put this great event together!

  2. Hooray! Good job! We had a great time and we're sad it's all over. But we're looking forward to the party later! See you there!

  3. Thanks for the memory
    Of sentimental verse
    The Pawlympics was Terrific!
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. It was great, it is done.
    Let's continue the blogging fun!

  5. Hari OM
    AAAPPAAAAAWWWSSSS AAAAPPAAWWWWSSS... I's lost my voice from all the cheering on from the spectator stand almost!!! It has been tree-men-dus and it truly shows Blogville is a great place to play!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. You all put so much thoughtfulness and time into Pawlympics and we all had a wonderful time. We linked your closing statements and hope everyone has a wonderful time at the wrap up pawty. See you there!

    Abby Lab

  7. APPAWS, APPAWS!!!! What a great speech Christmas..and you are right, it takes ALL of Blogville to make an event like this possible!!
    See you at the pawty!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Double ditto to Dory, her Bros and Mama!!!
    Bravo what a great closing BOL Chris.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. Wow, Christmas! This was a stellar Pawlympics and Blogville showed what we are all about. Fun and furiendship and community. Congrats to all of the pawthletes and to you for being a fabulous host.
    Grr and an Athletic Woof,
    Sarge, Sports Hound

  10. It was ANOTHER fantastic Blogville Event! We had so much fun..

  11. We sure had fun participating in almost all the events (we only missed 1). Thanks for helping coordinate the Pawlympics.

  12. The pawlympics were great! See you at the pawty!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. Woofy thanks to you, Christmas!
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  14. many thanks to you and all who were a pawt of the blogville owlympigs... it was a blast and to do something together with friends is the most pawsome thing ever :o)

  15. Bravo!! You three candy-dates sure did a fangtastic job organizing this year's Pawlympics!


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