Yes, Americans are nuts for their dogs; even crazy for dogs wherever they travel – to Sochi, for example.
Olympian and U.S. silver medalist Gus Kenworthy has been adopted by several puppies and their mama. Yes, seems they have adopted him – that’s how dogs work: they make their way into our hearts and we have no choice but to love and protect them. They return our affection with a loyalty no human seems to match.
The Sochi dogs lived under a security tent in the mountains where Kenworthy visited them each day. He is now making plans to bring them to their new home – America.
An estimated 2,000 stray dogs roam the Sochi area, but the Olympians are seeking to reduce that number with their efforts to find homes abroad for the puppies.
Sometimes the reward for one’s best performance does not hang around one’s neck – it snuggles across your lap.
(S-R photo: Gus Kenworthy (8), Joss Christensen and Nick Goepper (1) made Olympic history.)