We are all praying for you to be reunited soon! Stay positive! My boy is in the hospital with a slight pneumonia and I miss him in just the few hours that he has been away!!!! He may have come back to you if he just ran away with fear. Be glad someone has him sheltered from the elements if this is the case. I hope he does tear up the toilet paper and more so they bring him in somewhere where you can pick him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you everyone for your info and concern. We travelled back to Port O'Connor TX to search one more time on Saturday July 9th. We are very sure someone has him . Several dogs were lost that weekend and it is very apparent that most of the lost dogs had been picked up by visitors to that area and taken with them. It is sad but we pray he is well loved and taken care of. We miss him dearly. Other dogs that were lost with collars, chips etc was a whippet and labs. None were found or reported as being found. Very sad indeed!
Thank you again.
Dear Patty M
My heart skipped a couple of beats when I saw this picture. I wanted it to be him - sadly it is not - but so close -so very close.
I want to thank you so much for watching out of him and for calling my son last night. We are still heartbroken yet hopeful that he will be found. We miss that little guy terribly.
UPDATE DEXTER IS ALIVE! July 13 @9.30 am
Just got a call from a fisherman in an airboat who is currently tracking him thru the brush in Port OConnor TX. He swam across the water and is running along a high deer fence. (I don't know whether I am happy I taught him to swim at this point or not.) He has survived the brush, rattle snakes, coyotes and 115 degree heat 13 days. Please pray for us that we get him back in our arms quickly and safely.
Thank You Bewler. Patiently waiting for for the phone call - it's a 3 hour drive to that area plus travel in an airboat. My heart is pounding. I will keep you updated. This is an unbelieveable story! 13 days - 115 degree heat - 20 pounds - wow!!!!!!
AND - he managed to travel 3 hours away! What a story your boy could tell when you get him back - and we are all sending prayers and good wishes that you DO get him back!! I think I can presume to speak for a lot of folks here when I say that you will all be in our thoughts today.
Keep the faith, Lorraine! :) Basenjis have wonderful survival skills, and until he's actually snuggled under your covers… keep the networking going. Re-post your Craig's List ad, post on the FB Basenji Rescue page, and here, too. :) There are a lot of happy stories within this forum, where basenjis have run away and have been found weeks later. Greg lost Bunny for 7 days in December, during one of the worst blizzards in Connecticut. The string is located here... with a happy ending. http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=10398
There is also Binta in Titusville, FL, who escaped when her owner was in the hospital. She was recently found- after 5 months! :)
Hope and positive baroos to your family and Dexter. :)