There are many stray dogs in Ecuador, and up until recently, Arthur was one of them. No home, no family, no name. That is, until he ran into Team Peak Performance – a Swedish team competing in Adventure Racing World Championship.
One of the theme members gave Arthur a meatball.
Being a smart pooch, Arthur figure out that if there’s one meatball there are probably many, and he decided to tag along on the team’s trek. To start with the team tried to shoo him away, because a 430 mile endurance race in the rainforest is not for the faint of heart, and it is no place for a dog.
Arthur didn’t give up. He followed the team all the way to the finish line.
Sweden is located on a peninsula and free from many animal diseases that plague other countries. There is a strong legislation meant to keep harmful diseases away, and bringing an animal there is easier said than done.
Luckily for Arthur, his loyalty moved his new teammate into falling in love with him, and they arranged for him to travel to Sweden. Miraculously, the vets gave him a clean bill of health, and he can now enjoy the spoils of Scandinavia.