Thursday, September 10, 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different

Kitties, perhaps I have grown a bit tedious on the topic of the weather? Yes? Well, all right, fair's fair.

So today we will tell you the story of the Human's dear friend Linda who did the Stoopiest Thing In All the World last Monday!

She swam in this:

This is a race in which you are unceremoniously dumped out under the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and you must swim or drown! Well, okay, maybe there are plenty of rescue boats hovering about, but still.

Here they all are, splashing their desperate way toward dry land. They are probably about 1/3-1/2 of the way to the finish.

And here they are at last, clambering out of the water, having cleverly avoided being eaten by the hungry sharks.

And here is the heroine of the day, Linda, with her very relieved husband Tom. She swam the 1.8 miles in just under an hour. Bravo, Brave Swimmer! You are awesome . . . a little crazy, but awesome!

18 comments:

William’s Kith & Kin said...

I don't get it, pal. Did she do it for nip or toys or something?

Oh, wait, my mom says she gets it. Of course, she is a stoopy human too.

Well.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are pretty sure that iffen we were dumped in the shark-infested water, we would have swam the 1.8 miles in about 1.8 seconds...

Megan said...

Not a little crazy, Spitty - a LOT crazy.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Catio Tales said...

Yep, we disagree with the word 'little'. And we agree with the wisdom of Mark's Mews (as usual).

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That's something my human isn't planning to do anytime soon. Or ever!

easyweimaraner said...

Congrats Linda! ...can I send my staff to that event next year?

Katie Isabella said...

Congratulatins Linda! That is indeed awesome. VERY awesome. That took grit and work!

Eastside Cats said...

Swimmin' for her life! Glad she made it...but did a shark nibble at her toes at least?

Terri said...

Nope...not in this lifetime!

Cathy Keisha said...

Hmmm, I didn’t see any sharks. TW would have drowned since she can’t swim to save her life. Gramma was scared of water so she never took TW near any beside the bathtub. Heh. Bravo to your friend.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood... !!!! seer ee iz lee....wear haz we been that we dinna even noe sharkz lived under de GGB....hay conga rats two linda tho & way kewl her tried thiz !! heerz two a walkin catfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Sometimes the humans have to do something a little bit crazy to stay sane, Spitty.

Photo Cache said...

That is incredible. What an awesome human.

Emma and Buster

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

MOL at Ayla, Iza and Marley! I agree with them.

Katnip Lounge said...

Humans!!! It's good to be a Superior Creature.

Unknown said...

Kudos! Kudos!!! To your Mom's Friend Linda! And Speedy, can mes asks why your human was not in the swim?
Inquiring minds wants to knows?
Kisses
Nellie
PS My Mommy wanted mes to tells yous you could not has got her to does it for all the tea in China.....

Sasha + Saku said...

OMC, that Linda is a furry brave bean! Well done for her.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Kitties Blue said...

Mom is a good swimmer and swims all the time, but she says this looks like a spectator sport to her. Sharks or no sharks, she knows that water is COLD! Good job, Linda! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo