Arthur Adopted by Adventurers
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. It seems that applies to dogs too.
Four Swedish athletes set off on a 430 mile Adventure Racing World Championship in the Amazon rainforest when a stray dog found them eating canned meatballs. Without thinking, in pity they fed the dog the meatballs and in doing so set in motion a train of unexpected events.
What they did not know was that this dog would follow them through the whole 10-day journey, continuously hiking over towering mountains, kayaking over the Amazon River, mountain biking and wading through ankle-deep mud. Every single task, the dog was there.
The team was concerned about the dog’s health. They tried to set off without him, but the pooch just jumped in the river straight after him. So the team pulled him in the kayak and let him join the adventure.
After the adventurers had completed their task, they decided to adopt this determined canine and they called him Arthur. Unfortunately, Arthur received a harsh bleeding to his back from all of the trekking. When the athletes returned home to Sweden, Arthur was treated and the good news is that he is now healing fast.
“I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship. Instead, I got a new friend.” – Mikeal Lindnord the team captain, BBC.
The team recently posted a picture of Arthur on Facebook and added the comment: “I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship. Instead, I got a new friend.”.
India, Year 7
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