The long trek and paddle home!
It is like a story straight out of a Disney movie! If ever a stray dog deserved a break, it’s got to be Arthur.
This adorable dog decided to join a Swedish team of extreme athletes that were taking part in a six day long endurance race in Ecuador, just as they were starting a tough hike through the rain forest.
They made several attempts to diswade Arthur from following them through the difficult and dangerous terrain.
With the kayaking section up next they knew they had to say goodbye but what Arthur did shocked them all.
Read on to hear how it ends . . .
The team was competing in the Adventure Racing World Championships, which included biking, running and kayaking.
The mud-covered dog, named after the legendary King Arthur, joined the group just in time for a 24-mile hike through the jungle. Worried about his safety, the athletes prepared to say farewell before the 41-mile kayaking leg of their journey, but their loyal new teammate had other plans: He jumped in the water and followed them, so they decided to pull him on board.
Arthur suffered a few injuries from the race, but after several days in a veterinary hospital, he was on a plane to Sweden with his new owner, Lindnord, who had decided to adopt him.
Source : text – Today.com, photos – Krister Goransson / Peak Performance