Carrying the Torch Pawlympic Pawrade!!

Welcome to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 
Blogville Pawlympics!!! 
This evening we are going to watch as the Blogville 2016 Mayoral Candy Dates carry the torch to the Pawlympic Stadium. Once at the stadium, Mayors Murphy and Stanley will use the torch to light the Pawlympic Cauldron, signaling the official start of the Blogville Pawlympics!

Here come the candy dates now!!!
Christmas will carry the torch first, handing it off to Lexi. Lexi will then hand it off to Arty and Arty will carry it into the stadium!!
All Candy Dates will have their Vice Mayoral Candy Dates with them for support!

Make sure to visit Christmas HERE
and Lexi HERE
to see how they are doing!!

Is that music we hear???
Yes it is!! Look, it's the MacLowland Band!!
Sweet William, Kismet, Dui, Daisy, Bentley and Sully!
Be sure and visit DJ Rockin Wills at HOWL HERE
He has a nice view of the stadium and will be broadcasting live!!

Here come the clowns!!
Looks like Blogville's youngest residents, Kinley and Brinley are enjoying themselves!!

OH! OH! Lexi just walked up and is passing the torch to Arty!!
It's nice to see the running mates being so supportive, don't you think??

Mayors Murphy and Stanley have their own float!!

Arty and Mabel look like professionals carrying that torch. 
They must be focused on completing their mission!

Let's take a closer look:
TeeHeeHee....yep, focused alright!

...and the final float,
The Pawrade Grand Marshals
Madi, Frankie and Ernie!!
Make sure to stop by Frankie and Ernie's today to wish Ernie a 
Happy Barkday too!)

Looks like Arty and Mabel made it safely to the stadium
Which means it's time to introduce the Mayors!!

see the lighting of the Cauldron!!!

If you have a problem following the Hoppy links, head over to the Events Page, HERE, to get direct links to the events!!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh this is so unbelievably exciting.
I do hope there will not be any singed furs…
Toodle pip!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Looking good!! Can't wait to see all the events!!

Mark Muller said...

Oh that's such a wonderful event... many thanks to you all for such wonderful pictures!!! it's touching and I feel so proud to be a blogviller :o)

Molly and Mackie said...

The parade was fabulous! We loved every minute of it☺

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

It is just going to be so much fun!

Angel Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow, what a pawsome opening ceremony. So many attendeed and they candidates all did an amazing job. Pleased to see nopaw got set on fire!

-Wiggles, Arran
p.s. Thank you for commenting on our blog lately about Ludo, it means a lot to know he has people thinking of him.
-Dee and Arran

Emma said...

Pretty awesome opening ceremonies! Let the fun begin!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
OMD OMD OMD I am over-the-bar excited to begin my spectator-sport!!! That way I can work up to the munro bagging event, which I crazily entered... can you imagine, the YAMster on her cane and juggling the Fudge up that scree-side??!!! Good luck to efurrybuddy and congrats to all who have organised the wonderfurs events!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Marg said...

Wow, this is just so much fun. What a great opening. Everyone did such a good job. All the participants look terrific.

Sandra said...

i contacted the people at the academy awards and nominated your Mom for Best Pawducer... and I know she will win... will check to see if photoshop and picmonkey had Best Pawducer awards and nominate her there to. let the PHUN begin

Madi and Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYY CATS we two chatty Southern gals are just about speechless.
OMDs Arty this is the most fabulous opening event I have ever in all my 7 years of blogging witnessed. Jumpin' Catfish!! Give your assistant our appaws and a giant cookie.
We love all the conversation bubbles and especially the way you darkened some of the photos!!
OMCS...oh that is right we forgot we were almost speechless.
Hugs madi your bfff

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

YEAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa BRAVO WHISTLES Paw Clapping Shouts of JOY... BRAVO this is a GRAND OPENING CEREMONY ... OMD the Torch Pass and the LIGHTING OF THE CAULDRON... the MUSIC... the Sights and Sounds and "Sniff..Sniff" the SCENT of slightly Singed Furs... OMD OMD it is WONDERFUL....


Best of luck to all the Athletes... GO fur the GOLD

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are so excited!

Christmas & Robin said...

Woohoo! This is exciting!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

what a pawsome opening ceremony

Casey said...

OMD, it's here, it's here!! I'm glad Jessie and I got such great seats for the pawrade. Although Jessie nearly broke my eardrums when she started cheering for the Mayorz float. OW!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Everyone who is someone turned out for the Pawlympics. Those silly clowns why it is a good thing no one has Coulrophobia! The stadium is all aglow. WooHoo!
Sweet William The Scot

The Army of Four said...

How very exciting! Good luck to everyone!
PS: We finally remembered to do Flower Friday, then realized it was the opening day of the Pawlympics! Sorry, Dory!!!

Meghan Burke said...

Love the pictures! Looks like so much fun!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So very exciting!!! We just know it is going to be a wonderful time for all.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Woo-hoo! We are tag-wagging happy with the parade and first ceremony! Way to go guys. Let the Pawlympic fun begin!!!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Arty, no reason to be nervous you did a wonderful job carrying the torch. Gosh you can feel all the excitment building for the events
Bailey & Hazel too

Murphy said...

Excellent pawade! Good job with that torch! You and Mabel are quite a team! The candy dates did a wonderful job putting together these games!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sarge said...

Wow, this is so very exciting! Great job, Arty and your gal Mabel is beyond adorable. Oh, I love the MacLowland Band!! Let the games BEGIN!!
Grr and an Athletic Woof,
Sarge, Sports Fan

Millie and Walter said...

What a great opening ceremony. We're hopping around to see all the exciting things going on.

Marty the Manx said...

Ohhh it is sooooo exciting!!!!!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so glad you recorded the Opening Ceremony so we could watch it today. Looks like everyone had a blast, sorry we missed it. We just got back from the fetching and swimming events today and they totally rocked.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Yes, we seconded the good decision to record the opening ceremony so those out of the time zone can still see the festivities! Well done effurry-body. And what a g.r.e.a.t. parade! Super thrilling.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Exciting! So colourful, and we're happy we were right up there in front! Fantastic start to the Pawlympics!

M. K. Clinton said...

The parade and opening ceremonies were incredible! We are so excited for the games!!!