“Lucy” Joins “VonnDogs”

Only 125 days remain before the start of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and if you’re a fan of nordic events, you’ll know the name Lindsey Vonn, Olympic gold medalist, four-time World Cup champion – and hugely admired in the skiing world. Why?

Vonn is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined, and one of only two female skiers to win four World Cup overall championships (the other was Annemarie Moser-Pröll). She owns a record eight World Cup season titles in the downhill, five titles in super-G, and three consecutive titles in the combined. In 2016, she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title (an all-time record among men or women), and a earlier this year, she won her 77th World Cup victory.

Super hero in the skiing world? Oh yeah.

Vonn moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado as a teen permanently in the 90s, one reason why Colorado considers her one of its own. A few years ago, Vail Associates dressed her up as a Vail employee and she had a lot of fun with it, but how many people do you suppose recognized her? Check it out:

So what kind of dog does an uber athlete like Lindsey Vonn come home to?  Check it out:


Vonn got “Lucy,” a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in January 2016 during a trip to Europe. “I found a puppy!!!” she wrote on her Instagram page at the time. “So excited to welcome this sweetheart into my life! I got her in Italy …..”  “Lucy”  joined “Leo” and Bear,” Lindsey’s other dogs, to become “VonnDogs” (their Instagram account name).

2 thoughts on ““Lucy” Joins “VonnDogs”

  1. This is off the thread. Rescue groups pull their breed as soon as they know one is in a shelter. Collies for instance have a very active group of rescues throughout the US. They are very organized & pay particular attention to kill shelters. I am not surprised that you think it’s 5% total. If you want a particular breed but don’t have big $, will spay/neuter go to a rescue for that breed. My first Eskie was a show stopper that my groomer who showed thought may have been show quality except my boy was cryptorchid. He came from the county pound but that was in 1992. Now there is American Eskimo Rescue.

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