When adventure enthusiasts Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend Andre decided to adopt a puppy, they thought they wanted a Golden Retriever mix. That’s until they met Henry—a “mix of Shepherd, Husky, Boxer, Aussie, and Staffordshire Terrier”—at an adoption event. Henry became an instant member of their little family, and after just three days, the pair took him on his first hike. A natural climber, Henry scaled the steepest rock he could find, and since then became their “little mountain goat.”
A few months later, in search of a feline friend for Henry, they came across a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo at their local shelter. After introducing him to his new big brother, the pair became inseparable. It wasn’t long before little Baloo was demanding to be brought along on their hikes and would cry at the door if they didn’t take him along.
Hiking in the breathtaking national parks of Colorado, the adventurous rescue pets love to explore forests, sand dunes, mountains, and reservoirs. “Baloo’s little legs do get tired,” says Bennett, so he often hitches a ride in her backpack, perches on Henry’s back, or even on top of his head. Since bringing Baloo along on their adventures, “Henry has become the best big brother and always checks on him to make sure he is doing okay,” says Bennett.
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