Cynthia Bennett didn’t think of Henry as the first dog she wanted to acquire. Bennett had her heart set on a golden retriever mix when she and her partner went to see some puppies at an adoption event. She did, however, notice Henry.
Bennett told The Dodo, “We looked around and Henry was simply sitting there.” “They stated he was just three and a half months old, but he was almost five times the size of the other three-and-a-half-month-old puppies.” And he had these big legs and a wolf or husky physique type.”
Henry made a beeline for Bennett as she entered the enclosure to meet him. Bennett explained, “He just curled up onto my lap, turned belly up, and threw his head over my arm.” “I made up my mind then that he was coming home with us.”
Bennett and her partner are enthusiastic hikers who relocated to Colorado expressly to be able to embark on weekend outdoor activities. As a result, they were ecstatic to learn that Henry enjoyed accompanying them.
Bennett stated, “I believe we only had him for three days when we took him on our first trek, which was to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.” “He raced up to the top of the steepest, highest rock in the area to look over the edge.”
Bennett said, “We nickname him our little mountain goat.” “He scares us to death because he climbs to the top of the highest mountain or rock to gaze over it.”
Bennett and her partner decided to expand their family a few months ago.
Bennett stated, “I really wanted a rescue kitty.” “I’d been looking for five months and had seen a number of different kittens, but none of them had the personality or fit that I was looking for. I knew I wanted to take him everywhere he wanted to go — camping, hiking.”
Bennett eventually discovered Baloo, a Siamese kitten mix, at a local shelter. Baloo, like Henry, clung to Bennett from the first moment they met.
Bennett stated, “He ran right up to me.” “He was the one who played, although he wasn’t the most raucous,” says the narrator.
Baloo, on the other hand, appeared to adore Henry the most. Baloo fell in love with Henry the instant he saw him; he wanted to play with him and cuddle with him. Not only that, but when Henry went on a trek, Baloo refused to be left behind.
Bennett explained, “If I touch Henry’s leash, Baloo will start wailing at the door.” “He makes a lot of noise.”
Bennett began harness training Baloo after noticing how anxious he was to be outside — but Baloo proved to be a natural.
Bennett stated, “I get a lot of inquiries about how we got him used to that.” “However, he adores it. He’s desperate to get outside.”
“He’s definitely not the type of cat we can leave alone at home on the weekend,” she continued. “I believe he considers himself to be more of a dog than anything else.”
Bennett believes Baloo considers Henry to be his mother.
“I call them brothers,” Bennett added, “but I think Baloo thinks Henry is his mother since he’s always looking for a teet.” “So he’ll go in, and you’ll see he’s nuzzling beneath Henry’s armpit, so you know he’s searching.”
Bennett had the brilliant idea of plopping Baloo atop Henry’s head for a shot, and she was blown away by the results.
Bennett recalled, “He just flopped down and bear gripped Henry’s neck and head.” “And Henry did nothing except lay there.”
Baloo now joins Henry on all of his adventures, and Bennett is overjoyed with how things have turned out.
Bennett said on Instagram shortly after adopting Baloo, “Henry has been the best big brother and always checks on him to make sure he is doing alright.” “He couldn’t be more at home in our small family, and we adore him to the moon and back.”