It was the best of times and it was the worst of times in London’s Olympic Stadium on the track for the 1500 Meter Women’s Final on Day Fourteen of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.   The ecstasy and the agony one more time.

Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey Before the Race

That focus and years of preparation earned you a Gold Medal

The Red Man Salutes you with Paw Snaps on your Going for the Gold!

Morgan Uceny of Team USA goes down during the 1500 Meter

An unfinished race

The Red Man’s been there and advises you to get up and keep barking

Well, Olympics Sports Fans, we appear to be on the final laps and coming down the home stretch for these London Summer Games and they’ve been exciting for the fans in the bleacher seats at Casa de Canterbury.   Yessiree, Pretty and the Pack and the old woman Slow have given their opinions on everything from the Pathletes to the Parthenon and thoroughly critiqued each event they watched.   We’ve definitely had the view from the cheap seats, but that hasn’t dampened our Olympic enthusiasm.   We’ve tried to be impartial and root for another country’s team whenever Team USA was out of the race and we found plenty of stories from around the world that made us more aware of what we share outside our borders.  Geez Louise.  Is there anything new under the sun?  I doubt it.

But we do love us some women who won the Gold Medal for the good ol’ US of A in the 4×100 Meter Relay and it was a Big Deal for several reasons including we hadn’t won it since 1996 and the team set a new world record time when Carmelita Jeter crossed the finish line.

Passing the Stick problems?   Not for this Foursome!

Gold Medal Victory Huddle Under American Flag

The Red Man Salutes Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight & Carmelita Jeter

You’re Simply the Best!!

You were SO GOOD even Paw Licker Annie woke up to celebrate…

God knows how many more Olympics this old girl has in her anyway…Hey, Paw Licker Annie, stay awake you daffy old twit we got Games going on up in here…

Get me outta here Percy I need a drink tonight – what did the lesbians do with that champagne they’ve been saving?   I say Pop the Cork and pass it around…let’s PARTY!!