SOCHI, Russia -- Gus Kenworthy does not have any names selected for the potential new additons to his household.
“Dude, I don’t have them yet,” Kenworthy said. “I can’t name them until I’ve got them.”
Kenworthy, who won a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle freestyle skiing event Thursday, was talking about the now-famous lost dogs of Sochi.
The stray animals became an early international story when athletes and journalists started to arrive in Russia before the Olympics. Some are attempting to find ways to rescue the dogs, including Kenworthy.
He charmed a roomful of reporters with his plan to save the puppies.
“There is a family of stray dogs that are living outside the Gorki Media Center and I’m doing all that I can to try and bring them back with me,” said the 22-year-old, who lives in Telluride, Colo. “There are four puppies and a momma dog.
“They are the cutest things ever….Almost a fairy tale. I’ve been a dog lover all my life. To find the cutest family of strays here at the Olympics was just a fairy tale way to have it go down. Hopefully I’ll bring them back with me.”
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
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