LOL! I think Basenjis have a warped sense of humor and they do these things on purpose, getting a big kick out of themselves!! I, too, have been the victim of this prank.
When I was still driving a truck, Jibini locked us out of our truck on the side of the road in Montana. We were broke down on an off-ramp, 100 miles from civilization, waiting on a tow truck. It was an all-day wait. We were trying to stay in good spirits. I decided to get out of the truck and take some pictures so I could blog about it later. Fred came with me. It was chilly out, and Jibini seemed content to stay buried under the blankets in the sleeper….so we let him.
Unfortunately we'd forgotten about the bag of snack mix we'd left on the dashboard. Jibini woke up after we left (of course), found the snack mix & stood on the armrest to get at it. The door-lock button was also on the armrest in that truck, so Jibini made sure he had a "secure snacking environment". :rolleyes: And while I usually carried a spare key in my pocket, I'd put on a different pair of pants that morning without bothering to take the key out of my other pants.
Luckily I thought to grab my cell phone before getting out of the truck so we were able to call our boss & have him hunt down a locksmith- otherwise we'd have been stuck out in the near-freezing, windy weather for the next 5-6 hours until the tow truck finally showed up! As it was, we had to wait an hour and a half for a locksmith to arrive. I took a picture of Jibini's smug little face while we were waiting. This, folks, is what Basenji laughter looks like: