It’s stories like this that put a smile on one’s face (and heart!).
Most evenings, after we have finished supper we go into the den, as we call it, and watch a few hours of television. This room has doors to the other rooms in the house and, therefore, during the day may be closed off. Reason why that is useful is that the den is home to our three cats.
Thus, after supper the dogs and the cats get to mingle together, as this photograph of Pedi and Mitts so well illustrates.
All of which is a great introduction to a post that was recently seen over on Mother Nature Network and is republished here for all you good people.
Dog and kitten are best friends in hiking and life
The best place to see the world is from atop your BFF’s head.
MARY JO DILONARDO December 6, 2017.
Henry wasn’t the first dog Cynthia Bennett and her boyfriend spotted when they went looking for a canine pal a few years ago, but he’s certainly the one that won them over.
“I had my eyes set on a golden mix puppy, but when I saw the lanky Henry sitting there I had to see him,” Bennett tells MNN. “When we got into the pen with him, he immediately climbed into my lap and went belly up. It was then I knew that we were taking him home.”
She spent several months looking for just the right feline friend. Most, she says, just didn’t have the right personality she wanted for an adventurous cat. Then she met a Siamese kitten mix named Baloo.
“Baloo however convinced me to bring him home in under a minute. He was super playful and curious and the biggest love bug.”
Henry and Baloo hit it off immediately and are the best of friends, Bennett says.
“They do everything together, eat, sleep, hike and have become inseparable. It took only one day of them getting used to each other and then they started immediately snuggling and playing. It happened so quickly.”
Not only are the pair adventure buddies, they also have quite a following on Instagram. One of their most popular poses is Baloo comfortably perched (and sometimes sleeping) on Henry’s head.
It’s a natural fit, Bennett says.
“Baloo feels much safer with Henry around and is constantly looking up to him. So if he is on Henry, he feels even more comfortable,” she says. “They are the best of friends, especially on hikes. Baloo follows Henry and Henry just lights up when he realizes that Baloo is coming too.”
That photograph of Henry and Baloo is so wonderful that I will close today’s post by sharing it with you again but cropped to really focus on them both.
Have a wonderful weekend!