Cynthia Bennett, from Colorado, USA, adopted Henry back in 2014. As soon as she saw him, she knew he was suited to the rugged, outdoor life. Cynthia told the Dodo, “we looked around and Henry was just sitting there. They said he was only 3 and a half months, but he was like five times bigger than the other 3 and a half-month-old puppies. And he had these long legs, and the body type of a wolf or husky.”
Henry loves the great outdoors
Cynthia and her partner are avid hikers and Herny was soon showing a love for the outdoors, “I think we only had him for three days when we took him on our first hike, which was to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs,” said Cynthia. “He found the steepest, tallest rock around, and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge.”
Then, just a few months ago, Cynthia decided it was time for another furry addition to the family: “I really wanted a rescue kitten,” she said. “I’d looked for five months, and I saw lots of different kittens, but none of them really had the right personality or fit. I knew that I wanted to take him anywhere — camping, hiking."
The latest member of the clan is Baloo, a Siamese mix kitten.
Baloo and Henry hit it off straight away, completely oblivious to the long history of their inter-species rivalry. And now little Baloo hates being apart from his new best friend.
“If I touch Henry’s leash, [Baloo] will start screaming at the door,” said Cynthia. “He’s very vocal.”
A new addition to the family
The whole family now enjoys regular hiking trips in and around the Colorado mountain ranges. And Henry and Baloo's unusual friendship provides some very funny, and very cute, photo opportunities.
Well done Baloo and Henry. I'd say this is a real step forward in the history of dog/cat relations.