Olympic Games: Camera Avoidance Tae Kwon Do

Good day, friends! Tis I. Ranger. At the request of my dear sister, Mayzie, I have agreed to be your host for this esteemed event. Mayzie will join us later for the medal presentation.

Let me begin by saying we are honored and proud to sponsor this event. The skill of the participating athletes is a wonder to behold. We salute you all!

And so, without further ado, we present to you — in alphabetical order — the competitors in the Camera Avoidance Tae Kwon Do event!

The first competitor to take the floor is Abby Dabby Doo, demonstrating her patented “Reach for the Sky” move.

Next up is Addy, showing us the ever effective “Hide Behind Your Hat” move. Sister Jazzi is obviously pleased with her performance.

Oh, look! It’s Andy with an nearly perfect “Last Second Walkaway.”

Annie is next with her highly entertaining “Super Model Running from the Pupperazzi” routine.

Not wishing to have her picture taken with the hats, Ayla performs her patented “Talk to the Tocks” routine.

Bella shows the photographer exactly what she thinks of her with the “Try Putting THIS on the Christmas Card” move!

Benny and Lily perform the tricky and altruistic “Throw Yourself in Front of Your Brother to Protect Him from the Flashy Beast” routine.

Brinksey Winksy Puddin and Pie always makes a HUGE impression with his “I Just Ate Garlic So You Better Back Away, Lady” move.

One of our favorite blog followers Buddy gets into the game with a well-known move called simply “The End.”

Our other friend Buddy performs the breath-taking “Swan Dive Into Nearby Flowers” routine.

Buttons is both adorable and athletic as she shows off her “Lunge for the Squeaky Toy Mom Has in Her Hand” move.

Casey demonstrates the ever-popular “There’s Something Way More Interesting Than You Over There” move.

Cecil performs the difficult and popular “Stealth Cat Under Towel” move.

Not to be outdone, Cecil’s sister Chloe ups the ante with “Stealth Cat Under Bathroom Rug.”

What grace! What poise! Cinderella’s “Last Second Lookaway” is pure gold!

Corbin takes this event quite literally with his “Jump on the Camera Lady When You’ve Had Enough” move.

Next, we have Declan with the “Leaping Sideways Out of the Frame” move. Extraordinary difficulty on this one.

The multi-talented Einstein has entered two of his favorite moves. The first is called “Shy But Curious” and the second is “Hide-Under-the-Armpit-and-Show-Them-My-Best-Feature-Only.” Impressive, Einstein. Very impressive!

Finn pulls out the “Wait! What was that? Did you hear something?” maneuver. Good job, Finn!

Garth and Willow’s outstanding synchronization in their “Frustrated Photographer” move always leaves the crowds cheering.

George the Lad’s complicated “I’m Sure You Dropped a Treat Down Here Somewhere Because I Know You Wouldn’t Expect Me to Pose Without a Treat” move is a thing of beauty.

The lovely Ginger is the epitome of simplicity and grace with a move she simply calls, “NO!”

Jazzi performs the “Just Walk Away” move. While it may look easy, getting the timing just right is deceptively difficult.

Lily performs the graceful yet effective “Pillow Dive” technique.

Lorenza’s astonishing “I’m Not Looking at You Move” is muy bueno!

Next, we have the always elegant Madi performing her “Yeesh! You’re Totally Boring Me, Mom” routine.

The “If I Can’t See You, You Can’t Photograph Me” move is expertly performed by Mesa.

Manny Boy’s “Take Shelter in the Darkest Cupboard You Can Find” move is always successfully executed.

Ah, yes. A move that is one of my personal favorites — “No Treat. No Pose.” — is expertly performed by Molly the Wally.

Nola demonstrates the “I’m Too Pretty for This” move that she originated and named.

Nora B. Webster demonstrates a variation of the “Throw Yourself in Front of Your Brother to Protect Him from the Flashy Beast” move, using her floof to shield her brother Jasper. Good show, Nora!

Another dramatic twist on the “Pillow Dive” by the surprisingly graceful Oskar.

Paul takes his signature “Shrubbery Shield” move to a whole new level.

Peaches impressive “Blur Your Face But Not Your Body” performance goes off without a hitch!

Pretty Penny is grace personified with her signature move: “I’m Ready for My Close-up — NOT!”

Unbelievable! Posie Dorg executes a flawless “Leap Out of the Frame” move!

Puddles performs the nearly-impossible-to-pull-off “I’m Trying to Avoid the Camera but There’s No Part of Me That Isn’t Cute” routine.

Look at this, folks! Reuben performs the complicated “Last Second Walkaway-Blur Technique” move to perfection!

Roo’s inventive “She’ll Never Look for Me Here” move is quite the crowd-pleaser.

Rubie demonstrates her famous “Drop Into the Prop” move, which comes in particularly useful during torturous holiday photo shoots.

Would you look at that? Ruby the Airedale Pup has entered with her fabulous “Tunnel and Tail” move. Amazing!

The “Last Second Leapaway” is beautifully executed by Sally Ann.

Always an audience favorite, the “Why Won’t You Leave Me Alone” move is executed brilliantly by Sarge.

Sasha’s “Jump Up and Walk Away at The Last Second” move is awe-inspiring.

The audience gasps with delight as Shasta n Shiloh perform a stunning “Synchronized Look-Away” move.

Jazzi’s cousin Snoopy gives us the feline version of the “Why Won’t You Leave Me Alone” move. More subtle than the canine version but just as effective.

Spooker’s deft “Walk Away with Not Even a Glance Back” move is smooth and effective.

Spunky Doodle performs the sophisticated “Keep Your Head Down and Look at Your Paws” technique. It’s not as easy as it looks, trust me.

Sweepy takes an under-the-radar approach by going incognito with his “Celebrity Dawg” move.

TG makes a statement with his “Can You See Me NOW?” technique.

This event’s only non-mammalian contestant, Turkle’s “Blur Technique” makes a real splash!

Lovely Willow has perfected the “Blur-Lookaway” combo technique. She mentions that it comes in handy when one is ambushed while trying to relax.

Our final contestant, Winesome Winston elicits ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd with his jaw-dropping “Take Cover” technique.

Thank you all for your participation. And now…over to Mayzie!

Whew! How exciting was THAT? Thanks for being the M – C, Brudder Ranger! I’m glad I didn’t do it cuz I cheered so hard that I fainted!

But don’t worry. Mom revived me with cheese.

Okay, now if everyone will please approach the podium to collect your GOLD MEDAL for a job well-done. Most Certainly, you are ALL winners today!



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56 responses to “Olympic Games: Camera Avoidance Tae Kwon Do

  1. Daisy

    Hooray!!!! All the contestants were marvellous! Such technique and skill.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. 4 Paws up to all taking part, thanks Ranger and Mayzie for hosting a great event.
    Round of a paws 🙂

  3. Roo

    Dawg! Did I learn some new tricks today or what! Thanks everyone for sharing your most pawsome camera avoidance techniques! Mom will never get me with the flashy beast again! Hah! Hope you remember my face my furiends as you will unlikely see it in the future 😀 Thank you Mayzie and Ranger for Hosting such a fun and useful event! Fabulous commentary Ranger. Spot On! 😀

    Waggin at ya,

  4. madsnapper

    smiled all the way through these. so sweet so cute so many ways to avoid the camera. love your header pups

    Mayzie currently I am dictating my comment to mom from another room…I am still in the avoidance mode. Excellent post and oh so many new ways to avoid the camera. I will be practicing all of them.
    You and Ranger provided a most entertaining commentary too…oh and give your human a nose tap also
    Madi your BFFF

  6. Mayzie and Ranger,
    Even while avoidin’ da flashy beast all of da contestants look great! Mom is sorry dat her didn’t enter us in dis category cuz her has TONS of fotos dat would have qualified. 🙂 Happy Sunday to my BFF!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  7. Yup, as noted above, lots of interesting techniques that we will soon perfect and use. Thanks for all the hard work

    gussie n teka

  8. Wow, those are all such good entries. We should have entered this one. Our Mom is such a slacker. And it is so great that everyone got a Gold Medal. That is exciting. Everyone have a great Sunday.

  9. Very funny , we enjoyed that very much. Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Very cute and quite creative. Thanks for the morning smiles.

  11. MOL!!!
    BOL! WMT!!!!!!!!
    This even was spectacular and we are proud to be among all of these pawsome athletes!! BRAVO to all!!!!
    Ranger, you commentary kept our mom on the edge of her stadium seat. Well done!!!!
    We were a little worried to here that Mayzie had a case of the vapors, thank dogness for cheese!

    Thanks for hosting,
    Chloe, Cecil and Winston

  12. Winners every single one!! That was great. Thak you for hosting. I cna tell you put everything into it.

  13. What amazing competitors! Thanks so much for hosting!


  14. Declan Greyhound

    Excellent…It’s a wonder you could recognise anyone from those photos. Well done everyone! Deccy x

  15. harrispen

    Excellent presentation of the contestants and brilliant commentary. Thanks for hosting this fun event.


  16. Pip

    I am taking notes on ALL these MOST EXCELLENT ideas! Thank you Brudder Ranger and Miss Mayzie! You two are the best!!!

    Your pal, Pip

  17. Unbelievables! What beauty, talent and poise! Oh, and the competitors were good too 😀


  18. Excellent competition today! What great entries!!

  19. What a lot of clever moves! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Mayzie and Brudder Ranger!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  20. Those were some gold medal camera avoidance moves..hee hee!
    We’re taking note, cuz we don’t always get a treat and we need to do sumpthing about THAT!
    Wyatt and Stanzie

  21. dogfostermom

    Excellent event, and great competitors! Loved it!

  22. Mayzie and Ranger, WONDERFUL event!! Like Maggie mae and Max said, we’re sorry mom didn’t enter us in this event cuz we’ve got MORE of these kinds of pictures than the other kind!! Thanks!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  23. Hang on, one more second, almost finished, OK whew! Just got done taking a lot of notes and will be studying each technique very shortly. Then we will put all of them to good use. Those wonderful Athlete’s trained so very hard for your Event and we agree… Gold Medal’s all around!!

    Excellent job on the commentary Ranger. Now go and gargle with some warm salt water to sooth your throat, Maybe a lick or two of ice cream will help return your strained voice back to normal. That was such an exciting Event and think you’ll be taking a long nap this afternoon.

    Mayzie, you are most pawsome for handing out all those Gold Medals to the Athlete’s. Great team work!!

    Tremendous job on your Blogville Olympics Event!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  24. Winnie The Greyhound

    Excellent, well-organised event.Glad it all went off without a hitch.

    All worthy winners.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  25. Sarge

    BRAVO BRAVO to both the ATHLETES and to You . Ranger you are a Fangtastic Common Tater. You brought the moves to LIFE. Mayzie you were so Elegant Looking during the Medal Dispensing.
    THANKS SOOOOOO much fur the GRRRREAT memoiries.
    Frankie Furter… who is using Sarge’s computer… while he has his FACE COVERED… and stuffs.

  26. Sarge

    Hey Mayzie & Brudder Ranger!
    Wow, you two surely had a ginormous group of super trained athletes for this event! I have learned so much and giggled and wagged like crazy. My peeps are gonna be totally out-of-luck from now on. Great commentary and each move had its own special touch. Thanks so much for hosting this fur all of us! Very impressive!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Athlete

  27. Excellent entries. We’re going to file away some of those ideas for future photo shoots!!

    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

  28. What a wonderful event. Congrats everyone. I learned a couple of moves I’m going to be sure to try from now on!


  29. Two French Bulldogs

    awesome! Great job every buddy, BOL
    Snuggles and snorts
    Benny & Lily

  30. OMD Amazing work! Excellent commentary!! Thank you for hosting this most pawsome event. This should be a how-to film for pet pals everywhere.

    Loveys Sasha

  31. whatt an utterly wunderfful eventt, n soo many grayte enttriees n diverss n wuderrful waiys to avoyd da flashery beest! love n likkers, pdorg xoxxx

  32. The skills exhibited during these Blogville Olympic Games are mind-boggling. Congratulations to all the winners!

  33. OMD – this is great! I haven’t not seen so many cute pets in a long time. Such incredible form by all. And a riotously fabulous job MC’ing there, Ranger. Had me laughing all the way. 🙂

  34. Amazin’ ! Just loved all of those, and I AM takin’ notes! I just enjoyed your commentary ~ just great! Thank you so much for hosting this event! You guys did a pawsome job.



  35. dachshundnola

    BOL well done!

  36. Three woofs fur all the winners! That woz a pawtacular pawformance and I took notes – learned a LOT from these athletes and I will be sure to make use of some of these moves.

  37. I thinks I learned a lot from this event!!! Now I can really avoid the flashy beast with perfection!

  38. Mesa practiced so hard for this event

    Stop on by for a visit

  39. Bwuddew Wangew
    No wondew Mayzie let you be the host and commentatow fow this mawveloos event. The techniques wewe so vawied and pawsome. Such moves!!! Cleawly all the athletes had wowked vewy vewy hawd and desewve that gold medal Mayzie pwesented to each and evewy one
    Thank you fow hosting this event(I’m not speaking to Mommi cause she fowgot to post my entwy to you)

    Smoochie kisses

  40. Hehehehe…OMD, those was hilarious and what smart furiends we has. I am gonna remembers all these moves furs dat time when I is havin’ a bad hair day and don’t want my pikture taken…hehehe.
    You and Brudder Ranger did a most superb job on ya’ll commentary and stuffs. I hopes you didn’t gets a concussion or hemotoma when you fainted, dat would suck. Ask furs more chees.


  41. Some great pics in there. Glad we don’t have to pick the winner. 🙂

  42. I should have entered my boys in this. They’re kings of avoiding the camera, especially Shiver!

    Your new cuzzin is so cute! My little boys are both chi’s too.

  43. Oh my word, we LOVED this! Brilliant photographs and FANTASTIC commentary – She was laughing a lot (so was I!) with the commentary. Thanks for hosting such a great event and making our day!



  44. Mom was too lazy to enter us in the game,es. We hope you all had fun. Congrats on the new Cuz! Jimmy had a mange on his chin that looked a lot like smudge. We had to put creams on it and get him to swallow pills. 2 years later and the furs never grow there.
    Licks and puppy kisses,
    Kylie And Jimmy

  45. What fantastic entries! I can see why everyone got gold!


  46. I LOVED them all so much. We have such good pics, cuz we all get many many times to practice avoiding that flashy box. Thanks for hosting and your narrative was great!!

    Jazzi, Addy and Snoopy

  47. Wow, Andy and I have some great ideas for how to avoid the flashy beast. What an amazing competition.

  48. Katz tales

    Pawsome! This is the beat event we’ve seen so far!

  49. Great post with some fantastic althlets.

  50. I’m sorry I’m a little late with the commenting, but WOW, what an amazing event! We have some truly superb athletes in Blogville.

  51. Excellent. All the participants were great. I would have entered too but that would have been too easy so I didn’t bother showing up for the photo shoot. How’s that for camera avoidance Tae Kwon Do?

  52. Deew Mayzie and Bwuddew Wangew
    I saw you in Pawlympic stadium doing a most fantastically wondewful Woaching ! Cewtainly desewving of GOLD!
    smoochie kisses

  53. What a wonderful event Mayzie!!!! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and enthusiasm. Since I’m a bit of a ham in front of the camera, my assistant couldn’t find a photo of me to submit for this event, which is a good thing but I clearly would have been put to shame given the skills demonstrated by every pawticipant. Much love to Mayzie – XXOO – Mazzie

  54. Dat wuz AMAZING!! What a wunderful display of talents! Everybuddy deserves da gold medal fur sure! You both did a great job of hostin’ dis event too, well done!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  55. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA

    What a fantastical event, and with much better commentary than the teevee version of the bean’s games. Excellent job, everyone!

    Mazel tov on the new cousin! She’s very cute. Hope the rest of her litter mates also found good homes. We’re sure Cousin Zero is smiling down from across the Bridge. And mazel tov also to your mom for her excellent online article.

    Jed & Abby

  56. BOL!!!!! These are tooo funny!! Grrrreat job everyfurry!

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