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13 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sochi Pups and Their Crazy First Year

13 Things You Didn’t Know About The Sochi Pups and Their Crazy First Year
Image via @thesochipups

Image via @thesochipups.

It’s been almost a year since Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy won the hearts of millions when he rescued three stray dogs at the Sochi Olympics (and kept posing with handfuls of puppies. Can we make that an official Olympic event?). Gus recently took a break from his insane ski competition schedule to give us the inside scoop on his pups and their crazy first-year shenanigans. Here’s what he had to say:

1. “Their personalities have started to come out and they’re really different: Jake is independent and a total goofball. He’s a cuddler but will also randomly wander away.”

"Fairly certain I am now old enough to legally drive this"- Jake. Image via @thesochipups

“Fairly certain I am now old enough to legally drive this”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

2. “Mishka is loyal, sweet, and faithful. He’s basically a shadow.”

Mishka all set for his first Halloween. Image via @thesochipups

“I thought you said I was a shadow… this is a skeleton”-Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

3. The two are NOT brothers! Jake’s Mom was rescued as well, and currently lives with Gus’s mom.

Image via @thesochipups

“Since we’re not related I think I should have more food than him, that’s how that works right?”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

4. Mishka was an accidental rescue! According to Gus, “We had people out looking for a certain puppy that we had seen earlier, then we got a knock on our door and there was Mishka. It wasn’t the right puppy but we couldn’t say no!”

"Uh thanks for rescuing me and all but please don't leave me on this rock"- Mishka. Image via @thesochipups

“Uh thanks for rescuing me and all, but please don’t leave me on this rock”- Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

5. “They’re great pups but still have had plenty of training uh… accidents.”

"Techinically you never outlawed peeing in the laundry"- Jake. Image via @thesochipups

“Accidents? Well technically you never outlawed peeing in the laundry…”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

6. “Jake took a gigantic poop on a furry white rug at a stranger’s house.”

"I have no recollection of this "poo on rug" event"- Jake. Image via @thesochipups

“I have no recollection of this “poo on rug” event”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

7. Gus one day returned home to find Mishka asleep on a kitchen counter after he’d eaten all the food that someone had accidentally left out.

"Wait a second... what are you accusing me of?" -Mishka. Image via @thesochipups

“Wait a second… what are you accusing me of?” -Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

8. The boys have ruined COUNTLESS shoes.

"It is not my fault that you use my dog treats as footwear"-Mishka. Image via @thesochipups

“It is not my fault that you use my dog treats as footwear”-Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

9. Due to Gus’s competition schedule, they’re currently living with Gus’s best friend Robin on his farm in Vancouver.

"Canada's pretty cool eh?"- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

“Canada’s pretty cool eh?”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

10. They LOVE farm life, so much so that they may protest when Gus takes them back to Denver when the ski season is over.

"Oh is this message going to Gus? Ya tell him we're not leaving."- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

“Oh is this message going to Gus? Ya tell him we’re not leaving.”- Jake. Image via @thesochipups.

11. Gus has tried their dog treats, and found them not too bad.

"Actually can you send more? Our Dad ate all our BarkBox treats."- Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

“Actually can you send more? Our Dad ate all our BarkBox treats.”- Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

12. Gus continues to be a strong supporter of dog adoption programs.

Image via Robin Macdonald.

“This is slightly warmer than Russia, I’ll take it”- Jake. Image via Robin Macdonald.

13. Can’t get enough of the Sochi Pups? You can keep up with their pup-tacular activities through their Instagram. Follow them here: @thesochipups.

"Dad what are you going?" -Mishka. Image via @thesochipups.

“Dad what are you doing? We’re teenagers now, and you’re embarrassing us.” -Mishka. Image via Robin Macdonald.

Featured Image via Robin Macdonald

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