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Best News I Heard All Week

The Best News I Heard All Week!

This week we heard a wonderful story thanks to fellow blogger and friend Maria Appleby!

And who is NOT in love with Gus Kenworthy this week? Sure, he won a silver medal in the slopestyle event, but it’s his adoption of a mama dog and her four puppies that have us all smiling from ear to ear.


Is he not the cutest thing ever?

Have you NOT heard about him staying in Sochi an extra week just so he could make arrangements to adopt these dogs?


This is too cute for words!

Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska worked with Kenworthy to make it possible for him to bring the family to the US. And who paid to bring them over? None other than McDonald’s. Look for ads with Kenworthy soon!


Here’s Kenworthy with little Rosa. Awwwww……

And the best part is he is just an all-around good kid. He works hard. He has fun. And his heart is as big as they come. Well done, Gus!

.PS: All these photos came from Gus’ Twitter feed. You can follow him @guskenworthy.

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39 thoughts on “The Best News I Heard All Week!

  1. Awwww … Indeed. What a lovely gesture. Thanks to Gus Kenworthy those pups now have a brighter future.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | February 23, 2014, 6:19 AM
  2. Wonderful heart warming story! And shows what a Huge Heart Gus has.. 🙂 xx

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | February 23, 2014, 6:32 AM
  3. What a beautiful story!!! In fact I didn’t know about Gus Kenworthy but after reading this post, I’m sure that I’d be a big fan of him because his heart is so lovely! Besides to brings those pups from Rossia to US, there are some other people who help it which makes me feel so moved. Bravo Gus!!! I hope that these pups would have wonderful life in US! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | February 23, 2014, 6:41 AM
  4. It is so lovely to hear a happy story about pleasant and caring young man who is in the public eye. Xxx hu
    gs Rumpy xx

    Posted by willowdot21 | February 23, 2014, 7:10 AM
  5. What a lovely story! And what a great guy!! 😀 xoxo

    Posted by purrfectkitties | February 23, 2014, 7:14 AM
  6. I saw this on TV yesterday and my heart melted.

    Posted by katecrimmins | February 23, 2014, 8:07 AM
  7. That was a wonderful gesture and for me he won the gold medal of the hearts :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | February 23, 2014, 8:21 AM
  8. Thanks so much for sharing this story! It’s been the kind of week where something positive like this is just what was needed 🙂 Kudos to Gus and his mom for raising awareness of adoption – and for improving the quality of life for five dog’s in the process!

    Posted by savedbydogs | February 23, 2014, 8:42 AM
  9. This made my day! Thank you for sharing!

    Posted by suzie81 | February 23, 2014, 8:55 AM
  10. How refreshing it is to find that he is so interested in the welfare of the dogs.

    Posted by whydowepaythem | February 23, 2014, 10:13 AM
  11. Don’t know why this made me cry. THANK GOODNESS FOR CARING PEOPLE. This is the BEST WAY TO START A SUNDAY.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 23, 2014, 11:04 AM
  12. ain’t he fabulous if only more were like him,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | February 23, 2014, 11:20 AM
  13. Wow this is a great story x

    Posted by mythreemoggies | February 23, 2014, 12:10 PM
  14. So true, What a great story!

    Posted by scoochyourpooch | February 23, 2014, 12:10 PM
  15. That’s an awesome story! :0)

    Posted by Catherine Johnson | February 23, 2014, 1:48 PM
  16. Wow! I had not heard that!!!! How cool is that! Seems like he is a great guy!!!! So good to know there are still good people out there! Thanks for sharing this Rumpy!
    ((Husky hugz))
    Frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | February 23, 2014, 2:03 PM
  17. Good caregivers, good genes, good kid, lucky puppies…

    Posted by Lindy Lee | February 23, 2014, 2:26 PM
  18. Absolutely fabulous story Rumpy!!! hurrah for this wonderful kind young man for setting such a wonderful example to the World!!! Gus you are a GOLD MEDALIST in being a HUMANE Human!! Well done!!!
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue
    P.S.: Those pups are so adorable!!

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | February 23, 2014, 3:34 PM
  19. We love this kid. 🙂 We heard that there were other American Olympians that were trying to bring some of the dogs back to the US too.

    Posted by The Island Cats | February 23, 2014, 4:38 PM
  20. With all the stray dogs over there, what a wonderful thing to do. And what a big family he’s going to have all of a sudden. They’ll all be fighting to see who gets to take Gus for walks on his leash.

    Posted by Bongo | February 23, 2014, 5:56 PM
  21. What a wonderful person! Whee had never heard of him before but now whee can never forget him for having such a big heart.

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | February 23, 2014, 6:01 PM
  22. Thanks for sharing this great news, Rumpy!! And because Gus brought so much attention to the many stray dogs in Sochi, maybe other people who live there will be thinking of adopting strays, too. That would be the best thing of all. Someone needs to start up a good spay and neuter program so there won’t be so many strays. OurPeople helped T(rap)N(euter)R(eturn) ten kitties in a feral colony last weekend. It was quite an adventure!

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | February 23, 2014, 7:48 PM
  23. well…what can I say but he sure beats the heck out of that kid “Bee-brrr”…just sayin’

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | February 23, 2014, 10:51 PM
  24. It’s so nice to hear stories like this, we were so horrified at what Russia was doing to these poor kitties and woofies.

    Posted by d'Artagnan Rumblepurr | February 24, 2014, 12:46 AM
  25. Wonderful story … bravo, Gus!

    Posted by bardessdmdenton | February 27, 2014, 2:37 PM


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