I would like to submit a new sport for consideration to the International Olympic Committee: Basenji Sleeping.
Like swimming, it would have different events. Below, I am showing some of the events and techniques. Feel free to add your own events and scores!
Here we have the classic "paws-over-face" technique. Please note the adorable curvature of the top paw over the snout. This move does contain a complexity variation that bumps Denny's score from 8.6 to 9.0 on the 10.0 scale - which is the forward swing of the legs. The "paws-over-face" technique is most commonly performed with the legs outstretched. However, this demonstrates a high degree of flexibility and requires cute toes.
Next, we have the "sleeping-against-object" category, and here, Denny demonstrates the ability to not only hog in on the computer (which is regarded as an evil obstacle to Mama's lap and must be stepped on), but the ability to sleep with head twisted. Additional points are given in this event for being upside down, draped over an object (similar to the balance beam event in gymnastics), and the ability to drive warmth from electronics.
This is a classic endurance event: "sleeping while sitting up." Points are solely awarded on how long the pup can go without drooping the head, snoring or snarfling themselves awake.
This event is focused on the mouth and nose of the Basenji. Points are awards for tongues, teeth and snoring. Tongues must be cute, pink and hanging out. If the pup is being judged by teeth, the teeth should be showing - both fangs and little teeth for additional cuteness. Snoring is judged by how long and how loud.
Another classic endurance event: "The Donut." The pup will curl up in either donut/cinnamon bun/jelly roll position and commence sleeping until event is called for food and walk.
Next week, on the wonderful wide world of Basenji sports, long distance pooping, food scarfing sprints and speed disdaining.