Tossing the Caber for Kyla!

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WELCOME To The Caber Toss

at Kyla’s Highland Games!

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Good Morning Highland Games Fans and All Friends of Kyla to whom we dedicate today’s FUN…………………I’m hosting the Caber Toss and for those of you who haven’t ever SEEN the Caber Toss event – it’s amazing – here’s a short video clip!

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Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky – all of which feature heavily at any gathering. The games are also noted for their unique sporting and athletic events many of which involve throwing and lifting. These include the shot put, tug-o-war, caber toss and hammer throw – collectively known as heavy events.

Tossing the caber

The caber toss has come to almost symbolise the Highland games and no gathering anywhere in the world would be complete without it.

In the caber toss, a full length log, usually made of Scots pine, is stood upright and lifted by the competitor using both hands under the bottom of the caber to rest against their body. The competitor then runs forward, building momentum, before tossing the caber into the air so that it turns end over end with the upper end landing before the end originally held by the competitor follows through and hits the ground.

The aim is for the caber to land in line with the original run. If it is straight the toss is said to be in the 12 o’clock position. Competitors are judged on how closely their toss lands to 12 o’clock.

Aye Lads and Lassies, 'tis I - Samuel McKimmell!

Aye Lads and Lassies, ’tis I – Samuel McKimmell!

So, without further ado, may I present an incredible display of strength and determination as all of you who were brave enough to enter the Caber Toss “do your thing” for the world to see!!!!!!   Ready?  Kyla – this is for you girlfriend!

 

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My most sincere thanks to those of you who pawticipated by sending me your caber toss head shots OR photos of you actually doing the caber toss…………….you’re all PAWSOME…………….I just know everyone who sees these will laugh until they cry love seeing you tossing the caber like pros!!

Now remember to visit all the other activities which are a part of today’s Highland Games……………..because it’s all about having fun together today and especially about having fun for Kyla………….If you stop by Mollie and Alfie’s you’ll see the WHOLE list of fun stuff for today – CLICK HERE!

We Love You Kyla, 

Your Friend Sammy McKimmell

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    • Hi Easy! I think Basil has some of your green beans hanging out of his mouth for ENERGY! Your Bean Tug of War was FABULOUS Easy…….Mom and I send you special BEAN HUGS today…….and a whole lot of love.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  1. Oh my Sammy bwahaahhhahahhahah we have laughed our heads off at the shenanigans here ..and yes those lads are hysterical hahaahah..the lassies just a fun! a great job young Mc Kimmel 🙂 for a wee bairn you did a mighty job…lives Fozziemum xxxx

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  2. Hahaha!! That was hilarious! I had to avert The Staff’s eyes at a couple of those, so her sensibilities wouldn’t be offended MOLMOL 😉 That must have taken a lot of work to put together, Sammy. Well done to you and your mom 🙂 xox Now will go and check out the other events !!

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    • Hi Austin! Isn’t that a hoot?!!! It was fun and a lot of work but SOOO worth it to help with the Games for Kyla…..I’ve been around to some of the other events (Easy’s Bean Tug of War is hilarious) and will visit them all as they go up. Some of the bloggers don’t post until later in the day – we’re EARLY BIRDS!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Those photos were hilarious!!!! Motor Mommy couldn’t stop looking at that slideshow.
    Seriously, though, we send special thoughts to Kyla and her humans.
    Love, Sundae

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  4. Hi Sammy,
    You know that “Tossing the Caber” means how far you can throw a telephone pole. 😉 And do you know what “Scottish Wrestling” means? That’s how far you can throw a Scot. 😉
    Have a great day,
    Pit

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    • Thanks so much……I actually had never met Kyla before we were asked to participate in her “farewell” so it was an honor to do it – lots of work and fun! Thanks for participating!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  5. Basil looks like he needs to eat to keep his strength up for this game! Buddy has mega muscles (he wishes!) Nacho looks very feminine in his little bow and Noah looks like he wants to eat caber!

    Yes the piggies. They came. They saw. They chomped. They celebrated!

    Hooray for Kyla

    xxxx

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  6. Bravo Sammy
    You have one fine videographer…and OMCs…those men in kilts with bulging muscles had my itty bitty
    kitty heart racing..and I must admit to taking a peep under the kilts
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. WooHoo Sammy we all rocked the Caber Toss didn’t we?!!!! Thank goodness Speedy had something on under his kilt or we all might have gotten more than we bargained for MOL! Thank you so much for putting this event on!!!! Rock on Kyla!
    Marty and the Gang

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    • Marty we just were asked to host an event – it was put together by Mollie and Alfie and didn’t they do a FAB job? Have you seen the other events? You should – they’re amazing too……it was a whole lot of fun and I know Kyla will be touched that so many participated. Thanks for being part of it.

      Hugs, Sammy

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      • Oh yes Sammy, you know us, we were part of quite a bit 🙂 We also thanked Mollie and Alfie because they are always the best at rallying Blogville 🙂 Take credit where credit is due, you and your Mom always make things super fun!
        Thank you my friend!
        Luv ya!
        Marty

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        • Thanks for saying that Marty…..it was one of those occasions for Kyla where everybody came together and had fun in honor of “one of us”……….what a great thing to do! Thanks for participating….

          Hugs, Sammy

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    • Atta girl Kyla……if we could bottle up all this energy and use it to get rid of the big C we would……we wish you the BEST day ever and hope for MANY MANY more of them! Thank you for coming by…..and for participating in the Caber Toss. You’re the BEST……

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • You did such a great job putting this together for Kyla………bravo to you and your Mom. It was a lot of fun and I hope Kyla enjoyed it – I think she did. I hope we made her smile.

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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  8. *giggle, giggle* I laughed, I mean admired all the contestants in the Caber toss. They all were so well poised to throw the caber. Wonderful games….thanks sanny for all your work in making us look good.

    (((Shoko)))

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  9. Oh my gosh…Mom says that she has seen this before but had no idea what it was called. All your pawticipants look great in the kilts, but we have to give the prize to Speedy, who wasn’t afraid to show his undies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta,Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • It was a fun thing to put together…..sadly this was in honor of Kyla the Scottie who is very ill and heading for the Bridge soon – she wanted a “celebration of life” and thought the Highland Games would be fun for all her friends so we all chipped in and hosted an event. But it really was a great idea – a reminder that friends are to celebrate with no matter what….we get each other through EVERYTHING! Thanks for stopping by to see it – all the events were fabulous!

      Hugs, Sammy

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    • Oh thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it – so many muscles and tattoos and swinging kilts – as far as the eyeballs can see……It was tons of fun to do too!! We’ve had a blast visiting all the other events – and Kyla had fun which was, after all, what we wanted her to do!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  10. Oh Sammy where to stawt. 🙂 Yous look so cute as a Scot. Me just luvs yous get up. And da caber toss…….OMC those awe so cute. Me saw meez handsum Andy and all da fotos wuz just adowable. Weez suwe awe sum powerful kitties. MOL Hav a wunnewful day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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  11. Oh Sammy ~ This event really popped my muscles. I think I more of a musician than an athlete.
    I really loved my body can I keep it? Ha Ha.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    • Hi Sweet William!! You were MAGNIFICENT in the caber toss and I really enjoyed your DJ’ing for the day…….we loved the music, the food, the fun, the friends and most of all loved that Kyla had fun. You most certainly may keep that body I gave you – break it out for dates with the ladies!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. Yow Sammy waz a grrrreat event…
    (Mum can’t see me piccie on da slideshow; did it get on dere?)
    Marty iz me hansum kittehboy; fling dat cayburr sweetie!!!!
    Lub to Kyla ❤
    Nylablue =^,,^=

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    • Dear Sweet Nylablue…..how on EARTH could I forget to put your photo in the Caber Toss???!!!!! Well somehow with all the photoshopping and saving and cropping and editing I DID forget to put you there but I just added you and I know people are STILL looking at the post so you’ll be seen FOR SURE. You can tell your Marty that you’re there now….and I’m SO SORRY I left you out when I did the final post. No excuses – maybe Mom and I are just getting old and forgetting things (eeeek) but I apologize. Take a peek now though because you’re there……….!!!!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy

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      • Yow Sammy n Miss Pam iz okayz!! Me iz dere now n no apaulogeez needed. Fingz happen rite??
        Me doez look so cute in me outfit doezn’t me?? Sundae waz gorgeeuss…..
        Kyla shure enjoyed herself didn’t she??
        Much lub Nylablue N Mum too x0x0x0x0

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        • Kyla had a wonderful time and again, I’m sorry that I missed you but I’m glad you’re there now because a WHOLE LOT of people came today to see that post from yesterday so everyone is enjoying the caber tossers!!!!

          Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Thanks much Sammy for hosting a game for one of our bestie furpals, and MY rescue sister Kyla!

    The Mad Scots
    Da Sus and Sidebites

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    • Hi Sus and Sidebites….thank you so much for being in my caber toss event – it was SO MUCH FUN and have you ever seen so many bulging muscles, tattoos, swinging kilts and undies before???!!!!! HAHAHA I think Kyla enjoyed everything too which of course was why we all did it……..one of the BEST events ever.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  14. Wow what a fun and crazy event you had. It looks very hard to do. I was busy cooking and didn’t get in on it, but I am not sure I could have lifted that. I saw under some kilts also(giggles)

    Loveys Sasha

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    • There were a few peekies under kilts available weren’t there?!?!?! Tee Hee……I REALLY enjoyed your wonderful Scottish feast too Sasha – everything was delicious (burp). I’m sure everybody enjoyed the day tremendously but the best was that Kyla had fun.

      Hugs, Sammy

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  15. What a great event! Lots of testosterone running about! We had a furtastic time. Thanks for hosting.

    Waggies,
    Braeden, Seth and Riley

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  16. We love the caber toss pictures. We never knew so many of our blog friends are so muscular. Thanks for doing these pictures Miss Pam. We got a lot of laughs from them. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

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    • Hi Buckaroo………yes – we thought the Scottie in charge of fixing the food did a grand job of adding a bit of SPICE with that haggis….and even the green bean margaritas! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Sammy

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