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.
Thank you. My son went to all the shelters in Port Lavaca and Victoria etc - no luck - we have called and faxed many shelters and Vets Dexter's picture with in a 150 mile radius of Houston and Port Oconnor. After conducting a 4 day search on foot and car we are fairly sure someone must have him. I think they will not like him too much after he tears up all their toilet paper rolls! Hopefully someone will see him somewhere soon!
I just have to say this again as I did not see my post to this thread. I HOPE HE TEARS UP THE TOILET PAPER AND MORE! Maybe the people who have him will take him to a shelter so you will be reunited. HOPE SO! If not, my heart goes out to you, grieve if you have to, but dogs will adjust to any environment (this is intended to help your pain of loss) and if you do not get him back to your home and heart, keep in mind his love for you, what you did for him etc., but his desire to survive will sustain him. (I really hope he tears up the toilet paper daily….!)