I'm about to become a momma to, what I'm told, is a Basenji Mix around 1 year old give or take a bit. She's a rescue from the Joplin, Mo Tornado Pet Adoptathon "There's No Place Like Home" event over the weekend. It was fantastic. Over 745 tornado displaced dogs and cats all found new homes. Not surprising since well over 2000 people from 26 different states attended the two day event.
Most new owners were able to take their new fur kids home that day, but but a few of us have to wait, since they ran out of time getting all the pets spayed/nutered and microchipped. I won't be able to pick up my new little girl until Friday so I'm planning on spending much of that time getting ready for her. That means talking to my 3 year old Papillion Mix and trying to get him to understand that he's getting a little sister (that's not going well so far…I don't think he's really that interested...yet).
It also means learning all I can about her heritage so we will know what to expect and how to treat her. Not sure what' she's mixed with, but she's small so we're guessing Chihuahua... I'm posting here here and you guys tell me what you think. Her tail does curl right up over her back and is tipped in white. In the picture she's holding it loose, but I say her holding it like a pigs tail, all wound up like the Basenji. I venture a guess that she weighs about 7 pounds or so much smaller then the Basenji and her hair is kind of course and longer then the Basenji. They guessed by the looks of her teeth that she's around 1 year old.
So, how about taking a look and telling me what you think? Her name is JT (short for Joplin Tornado).