In Brief—A refreshing change from the tragedy of death, suffering and injustice that floods America and the world, this is the heart-warming true story of a stray dog in Ecuador that is adopted and brought to a new home in Sweden. In case you haven’t seen it, this is one you must check out.
Deep in the Ecuadorian rain forest a hungry stray dog eyes the meatballs an athlete eats. Giving way to compassion for the hungry dog, Mikael Lindnord of the four-person Swedish team gives the hungry dog a meatball and a bond is formed. The dog, named Arthur, becomes a team member and struggles along with the team members who face daunting obstacles as they compete in the grueling world Adventure Racing championships.
Ignore the ads, the come-ons and the promos to find out about Arthur, Mikael and his teammates as they struggle against nature to win the top prize. Though they fail to win first place (they came in 12th), Mikael wins the larger prize of Arthur’s friendship, and Arthur finds a new home in Sweden.
Click on either of the links below to read and see this heart-warming adventure of struggle and friendship. The first, on buzzfeed is my favorite, but both have the story. The buzzfeed link has a short filmed version at the end that you might enjoy (if you don’t mind a short commercial).
Let me know what you think.