Rescue Basenji sighting

Whilst on holiday in Scotland last week we became used to being stopped by people wanting to ask about Malaika and Kwame.
We were approached by a senior couple who said they had a Basenji girl aged 9 years old. In the UK it is quite rare to bump into anyone else with a Basenji so we had a good chat. It transpired that they had only had her since March, they had gone to the Dogs Trust, looking for a Jack Russell. The staff told them about a dog due in the next day and said they felt she would be perfect for them. She was being given up due to her owners ill health. The lady asked how we found Basenjis and proceeded to tell us how good her girl . I asked what colour she was and the lady said "Oh she's in the car around the corner, would you like to see her ?" Of course we said Yes.
She let Lolly out onto the carpark to meet our two. I think she is a full Basenji, although Howard is unsure. She was slightly bigger than usual and during the time she was out she had her ears down all the time, however once she got back in the car her ears became erect again. She seemed quite scared whilst she was out, i think she was possibly overwhelmed, given her circumstances.
We took some pics but my laptop has now broken so i can't access them yet.
I have to say it made our day to meet her and hear how she had been rescued.

Lovely story, we don?t see that many over here either. Just makes it all the more special when we do 😃

Great story - it's amazing how you find other basenjis and owners in strange places. (not that Scotland is all that strange, it's a beautiful, beautiful place and I'm jealous I'm not close enough to easily visit)
LOVE the name Lolly btw. may have to use that name in the future. waht a happy name.

a little update !
It has transpired that Lolly's original owner has been trying to find out where Lolly was.
Through fb we have been able to make contact and i was able to show her some pictures that we took.

this story just keeps getting better and better!

I'm glad that Lolly's owner now knows that she is safe a well loved:)

@agilebasenji:

this story just keeps getting better and better!

glad you enjoyed it

@TLC:

Lovely story, we don?t see that many over here either. Just makes it all the more special when we do 😃

It's great when you do see another one

That makes me happy to know her former owners worried about her.

By original, do you mean the breeders or are they the ones who turned her over to rescue?

Glad she is in a loving home!

@DebraDownSouth:

By original, do you mean the breeders or are they the ones who turned her over to rescue?

Glad she is in a loving home!

Debra, it is Lolly's original owner who was concerned for her, for some reason she had to give her up, the second owner put her with the dogs trust instead of giving her back.
Lolly came originaly from a petshop :eek:
I have now on request from Lolly's new owner been able to put them in touch with each other so that information can be shared.
Lolly seems as if she's got a super new home.

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