By the end of 2018 we had made up our minds - we wanted to adopt a retired sled dog from Svalbard and let it move into our home, a small number of kilometers from Stockholm. Martin chose a couple of dogs - including eight-year-old Lotte. In the winter of 2019 we both planned to return to Svalbard and Green Dog to join a sled trip, meet the dogs and then finally choose our dog. But I became very ill, so we had to cancel the trip. I got back into shape and in July 2019 we were back in Longyearbyen and met and socialized with some dog retirees at Green Dog. Big dogs! We were out walking with them on a leash. You can't say we were walking together - I was very effectively pulled uphill, which was good for me! Lotte or Vodka? It ended up with Lotte, who throws herself on her back and wants to be scratched on her stomach.