The Olympic Figure Skater With Her Dog Rasquette
By The Get Leashed Doggy Style Team
Making it to the Olympics takes a lot of talent, hard work, heart, and dedication. For athletes in finesse sports, there is an added level of mental pressure to perform. Canadian Olympic Figure Skater Kaetlyn Osmond has the ultimate support from her pets, who never care how well she skates or notice any mistakes. The unconditional love from her ragdoll cat, Annie and Cockapoo, Rasquette, help keep her grounded as she prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kaetlyn has also teamed up with Olympian Michael Phelps, the proud owner of Frenchies Juno & Legend, in a campaign for Nulo Pet Food (available exclusively at PetSmart in Canada), a company that Phelps himself is an investor in, focused on pet nutrition. Having earned a World Silver Medalist title, she’s no stranger to elite competition, and took some time out of her crazy training schedule to chat with us about being a pet owner. Read on as we get to know Kaetlyn!
Hi Kaetlyn, thanks for chatting with us! We’re so curious, as a world class and Olympic athlete, what’s your training schedule like?
My schedule is very busy. I train as early as 7:00 am some days and as late as 7:00 pm some evenings. I train 5 days a week, which includes a combination of strength conditioning, ballet, yoga, physiotherapy, sports psychology, massage therapy, and three hours a day practicing on the ice.
Please tell us a bit about your pets. How did they come into your life? How did you choose their names?
I’m a big animal lover and have one cat and one dog. Annie is my 12-year-old cat who I got for my 10th birthday. She is a Ragdoll cat, so I named her after Raggedy Ann. She is super lazy and the perfect cuddle companion. Rasquette is my 11-month-old Cockapoo puppy who is a complete ball of energy. Her name is very fitting because she is a little rascal who gets into everything around the house. She is very playful when you want to play, but she has no problem curling up in your lap when you want to just lounge around.