“He is extremely curious, has an adventure spirit which I noticed right away at the shelter and knew he would be a great fit,” Samman told The Dodo. “He is brave and not at all shy, timid or scared. If he enters a new place he walks around like he owns it.”
Samman became an avid rock climber after a trip through Southeast Asia; she spends a lot of time climbing at the rock climbing gym as well as outdoors. From the very beginning, Denali wanted to be with his mom all the time, going wherever she goes, so she started bringing him to the climbing gym, and was amazed by how much he loved it.