Game, Set, CatNap
Nothing says, “Fetch!” like a canine with a tennis ball. Dogs have dominated supreme in the case of chasing down this iconic bouncy yellow ball. Cats may have none of that chasing-one thing-that-doesn’t-resemble-prey … cats count on a bit of extra realism … a toy mouse or feathered wand, please! But wait! Cats show that they’re those in management on and off the tennis courtroom — they’re inspiring tennis champions.
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On July 6, Marion Bartoli of France gained the crème de la crème of tennis championships — Wimbledon — by outlasting Germany’s Sabine Lisicki within the ladies’s last. Bartoli is a two-cat proudly owning tennis participant who proudly refers to herself a cat woman. Her tennis model is cat-like, too. She had the tennis neighborhood speaking after she completed a 20-minute catnap moments earlier than stepping onto the courtroom for the semi-last match that moved her into the ultimate — unimaginable in a sport the place gamers visualize each serve and volley earlier than setting foot on the courtroom … not napping in the midst of day like each cat on planet.
A post-Wimbledon Huffington Post article describes Bartoli’s model of play this manner: “Wimbledon’s newest champion is awkward — with a jumping, twitching, fidgeting routine before each point, a service motion that includes no bouncing of the ball and a windup that begins with crossed wrists before she uncoils by arching her back, stretching her unbent arm behind her head, then tossing the ball.” Let’s see … leaping, twitching, arching her again … traditional cat posturing … maybe she is envisioning a feathered wand above the tennis courtroom?