Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend adopted their dog Henry back in 2014. Both are avid hikers who, at first, wanted to adopt a golden retriever mix, until she met Henry at an adoption event. Henry was only 14 weeks old, and already five times bigger than the other puppies of the same age. Bennett entered Henry’s pen, and he curled up in her lap, went belly up and flipped his head over her arm. That was the moment she knew he was the one.
“I think we only had him for three days when we took him on our first hike,” Bennett said. “He found the steepest, tallest rock around, and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge.” That is when they started calling him their “little mountain goat.”
Bennett wanted to adopt a rescue kitten, and after five months of searching the shelters, she finally found a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo. When they introduced the kitten to Henry, it was love at first sight!
It was not long before Henry and Baloo started going on their first trips together.
“I get a lot of questions about how we got him used to it. But he really loves it. He really wants to go outside,” Bennett said. “If I touch Henry’s leash, [Baloo] will start screaming at the door.”