We all know about the Grinch who stole Christmas. But do you know about Grinch, the adorable sled dog who is strong, fun, adorable, and ‘dumb as a box of rocks?’

Dogsledder, adventurer, author, and all-round awesome person Blair Braverman shared Grinch’s story with everyone on the internet, and it is 100 percent hilarious. And cute, did we mention cute? In fact, the story is so wholesome and heartwarming that you’ll end up smiling and realizing anew just how amazing doggos are. It’s like falling in love all over again. So scroll down and get ready to have your spirits lifted!

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Modern adventurer Blair Braverman told the internet all about her sled dog Grinch

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Braverman lives up to her last name: she does, indeed, take risks in her everyday life. What’s more, she also uses storytelling to make the outdoors accessible to her readers.

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We think Grinch is an adorable doggo and a truly good boy

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Her written pieces about adventuring and gender have appeared in Smithsonian, The Guardian, This American Life, and elsewhere. Which makes her a role model for jocks and geeks alike.

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According to her website, she was training for the Iditarod, a 1,000-mile dog sled race across Alaska. The 31-year-old is, truly, larger than life and she’s the perfect proof that adventuring isn’t gone from the world like some of us think.

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Braverman filmed Grinch’s hilarious reaction to what was happening

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Sled dogs are taken care of better than most of your regular doggos and their owners really care about their health. A dog runs only as long as it’s healthy and has the will to go on. No longer, no shorter. That means that sled dog teams are often made of a mix of young’uns (energetic, powerful new recruits) and old’uns (wise, grizzled snow veterans).

Most dog sledding enthusiasts know the epic story of how a pack of canines helped save the Alaskan town of Nome in 1925.

There was an outbreak of diphtheria, but the closest town with a serum to beat the illness was Anchorage, almost 1,000 miles away. While the closest medical teams that could ship the serum was to the Nenana train station, a ‘mere’ 674 miles away.

The town of Nome used a relay of dog sledding teams in the race against time. The last team was led by Gunnar Kaasen and his lead doggo Balto (what a cool name). They were caught in a blizzard with temperatures plummeting to -50 degrees Fahrenheit (-45.6 degrees Celsius) just as they were nearing the journey’s end. But brave Balto knew the trail by scent and guided the team the last 53 miles back to Nome. Thanks to Balto, the outbreak of diphtheria was narrowly averted in Nome.

So, dear Readers, what do you think of Grinch the sled dog? Would you like to raise a canine like him? What do you think of adventurer Braverman? Share your thoughts with other Pandas in the comments section beneath this post. And for all of you feline-lovers out there, don’t be mad at us, we’ll do our best to write an article about sled cats in the future.

Dog sledding enthusiasts and amateurs alike enjoyed Braverman’s story about Grinch

Bored Panda interviewed TheMissingByte who posted Braverman’s story about Grinch on Imgur and helped the tale (not tail) go viral.

“I originally sent this Facebook post to a friend of mine who couldn’t view it correctly as he doesn’t have an account. So I pulled the images together into a gallery so he could see the story. I shared it with the community because I figured people would like,” TheMissyingByte explained how a desire to help out a friend led to Grinch the sled dog’s story getting a boost online and spreading like wildfire.

“The post making it to the front page didn’t surprise me too much, it’s a funny story about a dog. The internet loves that kind of stuff!” TheMissingByte said. “I think what Braverman does is admirable and impressive. She’d make a great role model for young women everywhere if sledding were more widely talked about.”

TheMissingByte also expressed their opinion about following in Braverman’s footsteps and chasing adventure in the 21st century: “If you’ve not done it before, there is still adventure to be had. There is a lot to be said about the difference in watching someone through a screen and being there doing the same thing in person. Get out there and get busy, the world is dying so you should be enjoying what it has to offer while you still can.”