COLORADO — An adorable dog and his feline travel companion are proving that when it comes to hitting the open road, sometimes opposites attract.
Henry, a three-year-old dog based in Colorado, and Baloo, a Siamese cat, have become the Internet’s latest sensation for being global travellers.
Their human, Cynthia Bennett, first adopted Henry in 2014 and found very early on that he loved to hike. “He found the steepest, tallest rock around and he ran up to the top of it to look over the edge,” she told The Dodo. After that, Henry earned the nickname “little mountain goat”.
Hi ????????I’m Cynthia ( @ourwildspirits ), Henry + Baloo’s mom! I want to introduce myself with some fun facts. But first THANK YOU all for following our adventures! It means so much to us that so many people care about our little family that we are lucky enough to have ❤️ You all make this life possible for us + we are so grateful! • 1. I was THAT horse girl in school 2. I grew up in New Hampshire + Massachusetts 3. Birks + socks are my go-to (try not to judge ????) 4. One day I plan to have a farm with horses, cows, alpacas, pigs, goats (all pets of course) 5. I have asthma and Henry is always there encouraging me to live the life I want to live because life’s too short not to. ????????
A few months ago, Bennett and her boyfriend decided to adopt another pet – a rescue kitten this time – and after a five-month search they finally found Baloo. After introductions were made, Baloo fell in love with Henry and, as they say, the rest is history.
It wasn’t long until Baloo joined Henry on the road, which may be surprising to owners of cats who prefer the indoors. But according to Bennett, Baloo “really wants to go outside” and will scream from the door whenever she touches Henry’s leash.
Fresh mountain air, a cozy red blanket, and best friends to snuggle with = our happy place ???? • This blanket is the @woollymammothwoolenco spiced cider wool blanket. We’ve put it to the test + it’s now become our go to car camping blanket! It shakes out dirt easily, is super durable, and best of all cozy + is big enough to fit everyone underneath it ????????
Now, the happy family of four is busy embarking on new adventures around the world, which you can follow on Instagram. Judging by their photos, their lovable ‘fur babies’ are having the time of their lives!