Kipawa had a basenji play date today…

… and it was by sheer accident! We were walking/running at our favourite park and all of a sudden I see a dog with red and white colouring... same size as a basenji... and then, "YES, it IS a basenji"!

Well, don't tell me otherwise - Kipawa and "Chewie" knew instantly that they were the same as each other. Chewie is 15 months old and is neutered. Kipawa seems to be a fast maturing boy and definitely was more dominant, but aside from that, it was the most delightful thing to watch my boy playing and running with another basenji! I had visions of them being in Africa out on a hunt, especially when they were running through some tall brown grasses.

Kipawa and Chewie will have more play dates in the future. Chewie's owners LOVED that Chewie got to play with another basenji. But darn it all, the one day I didn't bring my camera! I could kick myself!

And I was just going to say…"where are the pictures?" 😉
I remember Jigsaw had a similar experience when she was about Kipawa's age. It was so neat to see her really PLAY with another dog who "understood" her body language. Hopefully you'll be able to have more playdates with Chewie - and be sure and bring your camera next time!

Fran, this will show you that 2 b's are better than one.
So, lets get a second one to your home!!! laugh.

@sharronhurlbut:

Fran, this will show you that 2 b's are better than one.
So, lets get a second one to your home!!! laugh.

Sharron, now aren't you being a little trouble maker? 😃

With 2, you have all that fun all the time! I'm just saying…......

So glad you got to meet Chewie, I'm sure you will have many good playdates. (If it works out, think about swapping 'babysitting', that can work out really well for a few hours, or days)

Yup…now you see why those of us with multiple basenjis love it!

Sounds like Kipawa and Chewie had lots of fun! And I think you are never going to forget your camera again from now on….. 😉 😃

Houston

How much fun…
I once had that happen too at the dog park, when I had Otis..we walked closer and through the fence I could see two red/whites and one tri running by..my heart skipped a beat..what are the odds of meeting one basenji let alone three at the park..zilch, zero nada....but we did...come to find out two of tehm had been my fosters for a very brief time until they made it to their longer term foster..whom in turn ended up adopting both of them..small world..

Nice for Kipawa…I'm hoping for a chance encounter like that for Scarlett.

@Walter:

Nice for Kipawa…I'm hoping for a chance encounter like that for Scarlett.

'When' it happens, Scarlett will love it Walter. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the both of you.

I like the saying two are better than one. House is lots of fun and life is great.

Rita Jean

Sharon is right, now you know how we get sucked into having more than one. Something about watching them run together that just looks so natural. I had his two sisters and two of my other dogs running the property together in the sun (brief moment of sun) Saturday. It was so great to watch them interact with each other and take turns chasing each other.
Glad he got to meet a friend who was fun for him to play with like that, great experience for him.
Hugs,
Therese

@Therese:

Glad he got to meet a friend who was fun for him to play with like that, great experience for him.
Hugs,
Therese

Honestly Therese, I don't know who enjoyed it more, Kipawa and Chewie, or the adults who were watching them!

That's great!! Too bad you didn't get photos, though. Would have loved to have seen them!

It's been a little over 3 months since Mr Baroo came to live with us and Karin and I are grinning most of the time because of the wild play times with Bitty. She had been developing a severe case of couch potato untul he came. Now every time they go out the back door it is at a dead run and Mr. B leads Bitty on multiple circles of their 1/4 acre yard.They are so awesomly beautiful when they run likle that.

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