He just popped his head up!

I live alone with my 2 boys, one a Minpin, the other a Basenji. being a man, I rarely close the door to the bathroom when I need to go ( if you know what I mean).
I was sitting reading the paper when suddenly a little face popped under the paper I was reading and a little curious Basenji face looked up at me. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off. Which in hindsight was probably not the best idea as Khalani got excited thinking it was a good time to play ( it wasn't). So, imagine if you will, me in a compromising position ( sorry about the imagery) a Basenji manically running around the bathroom pawing at me, my paper and trying to unroll the toilet paper all at once….hmmmmmm!
Suffice to say, I now close the bathroom door. Do you get the impression that Basenji's are training us rather than the other way around!?

@Kosuzu:

Do you get the impression that Basenji's are training us rather than the other way around!?

All the time!

Must say Kaiser is only 11 months old and his owners are well trained in the "leave it then lose it" and "find it then it's mine" tricks, have nearly been in the same position once or twice myself with the bathroom trick, I'm a bit of a slow learner with that trick. Laughs a bundle is a Basenji.

Jolanda and Kaiser

Mine steal the TP out of my hand and eat it!!!!! Crazy Bs!!!!

@stash:

Must say Kaiser is only 11 months old and his owners are well trained in the "leave it then lose it" and "find it then it's mine" tricks, have nearly been in the same position once or twice myself with the bathroom trick, I'm a bit of a slow learner with that trick. Laughs a bundle is a Basenji.

Jolanda and Kaiser

Basnji's really are like ninjas, silent and deadly….lol

Mine has learned not to waste time trying to play with me in the bathroom. I go in, start doing what I need to do, and this little face leans in past the door jam… just enough for the one observant eye to see I am probably indisposed...
Then all hell breaks loose... How much damage can one (previously sleeping) basenji can get into in just five minutes? Of course my yelling commands with the echoing bathroom walls (ala Wizard of Oz style) does NOTHING!
Plus the flush is the the alarm bell. She knows to hide as soon as she hears it.
I walk out of the bathroom with shredded kleenix, phone cords, blankets everywhere, smudged glasses, etc. I keep the door open as a possible deterrent... not that it helps much.

@Knipper:

Mine has learned not to waste time trying to play with me in the bathroom. I go in, start doing what I need to do, and this little face leans in past the door jam… just enough for the one observant eye to see I am probably indisposed...
Then all hell breaks loose... How much damage can one (previously sleeping) basenji can get into in just five minutes? Of course my yelling commands with the echoing bathroom walls (ala Wizard of Oz style) does NOTHING!
Plus the flush is the the alarm bell. She knows to hide as soon as she hears it.r
I walk out of the bathroom with shredded kleenix, phone cords, blankets everywhere, smudged glasses, etc. I keep the door open as a possible deterrent... not that it helps much.

Hahaha, I know exactly how you feel. Great story.

Kosuzu: but god forbid the wind should blow while they're trying to go! Funny little dogs they are!

@Knipper:

Mine has learned not to waste time trying to play with me in the bathroom. I go in, start doing what I need to do, and this little face leans in past the door jam… just enough for the one observant eye to see I am probably indisposed...
Then all hell breaks loose... How much damage can one (previously sleeping) basenji can get into in just five minutes? Of course my yelling commands with the echoing bathroom walls (ala Wizard of Oz style) does NOTHING!
Plus the flush is the the alarm bell. She knows to hide as soon as she hears it.
I walk out of the bathroom with shredded kleenix, phone cords, blankets everywhere, smudged glasses, etc. I keep the door open as a possible deterrent... not that it helps much.

Even though this is a video of a cat, has your Basenji ever done this, mine has!

That's cute! Cricket does not subscribe to the slow stealthy approach. It's all about as much destruction as possible in the shortest amount of time while I'm indisposed. Everything is done in fast forward!

@Knipper:

That's cute! Cricket does not subscribe to the slow stealthy approach. It's all about as much destruction as possible in the shortest amount of time while I'm indisposed. Everything is done in fast forward!

Kalani waits until my back is turned and the second it is he gets into mischief. As soon as I look at him he freezes with the thought of either "if I don't move he can't see me" or "what, I wasn't doing anything". I'm not sure which, but it is one of them.

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