We were out walking Dolce the other night and a jogger asked what kind of dog she was. When we told him a Basenji he said he thought that was her breed. He went on to say that he remembered seeing a movie with a Basenji that was so well trained he considered getting one. When I told him how challenging they are to train and at that split second Dolce bolting after a squirrel, nearly ripping my arm out of the socket, he said on the other hand perhaps my lifestyle is really not suited for a dog right now.
OMG that is so familiar! I've had the same thing happen when I'm walking my two on retractables on their leads, and a nice person stops to say how beautiful they are, and they'd love to have such a pretty dog, then they both spy a cat, or a squirrel, or a bird, or waving grass, and the neighbor sees me getting dragged like the girls are Budweiser Clydesdales. Suddenly, pretty ain't so pretty any more!!:eek: