Mission accomplished: Sochi puppies have new home in US
MAR 12, 2014 1:40p ET
American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy accomplished his main mission from the Sochi Olympics when he brought home the silver medal.
Now, his other mission can be checked off the list -- the group of Sochi stray dogs he pledged to adopt and bring home have made it to America!
The group of three puppies, their mother and a fourth stray have reportedly safely arrived in New York City Wednesday night and were reunited with Kenworthy on Thursday before they all make their way to Colorado.
While it took some time to get the puppy paperwork in order, apparently all the paws have been dotted and the tails crossed, and now Kenworthy's adorably furry pals are en route to Denver.
No words can explain what has happened here, good bye little guy, we will miss you. ❤️ Heading home on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/uAm8Naj2E0— Robin Macdonald (@robindmacdonald) March 9, 2014
@OlgaShapovalova she died, they refused to let me bring her to get treatment.— Robin Macdonald (@robindmacdonald) March 9, 2014
Though there is one sad note: One of the pups (named "Sochi") didn't make the trip, as relayed by photographer Robin MacDonald, a pal of Kenworthy's who stayed in Russia to ensure the dogs' safe passage.
Here are pictures documenting Jake, Rosa, Mishka, Mom, and Stryder's travels: