Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend, who are avid hikers, adopted their dog Henry back in 2014. At first, Bennett was going to pick a golden retriever mix, but suddenly she saw Henry at an adoption event. He was only 3.5 months old, but already five times bigger than the other puppies of the same age. When she entered Henry’s pen he just curled up into her lap and went belly up and flipped his head over her arm. This is when she knew he was the one.
“I think we only had him for three days when we took him on our first hike,” Bennett told The Dodo. “He found the steepest, tallest rock around, and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge.” That’s why they started calling him their “little mountain goat.”
A few months ago, the couple decided to have another pet in their family. Bennet really wanted a rescue kitten so she’d looked for five months untill they finally found a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo. They introduced the kitten to their dog and Baloo just felt in love with Henry – he wanted to play and snuggle with him.
It didn’t take long till Baloo started going on their 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,” Bennet said. “If I touch Henry’s leash, [Baloo] will start screaming at the door.”