Well, we are back from Washington state, and I have to say that Kevin and Therese Leimback were incredible hosts for our first FoPaw's Basenji Play Date.
The weekend was filled with so much. All of the dogs got to do some lure coursing, though due to the heat, the lure coursing was done very early in the day. After each dog ran, they were placed in a kiddy swimming pool to have their feet cooled down and water splashed on them. I really have to apologize for not taking any pictures of the coursing - I was so busy watching it!
We got to meet an African basenji named Dexter (yes, named after the TV show). I have to say that he was not as nasty as the TV Dexter - he was in fact a very polite basenji. He was the biggest basenji there, with (I believe) Kipawa being the next biggest.
Kipawa loved reuniting with is human Dad #1 and Mother #1. I could tell he didn't forget them. When we drove up to Kevin and Therese's home, Kipawa got antsy when we were about a half mile away. This was repeated on the second day. I KNOW he could tell where he was going, as his sounds weren't like anything I have heard before - it was a very distinctive whining.
It was touching to also see Kipawa's basenji Mom and Dad. I thanked them for giving me such a wonderful son. I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to things like that - I could barely hold back my tears, especially when I looked at his Dad Sober, thinking that in 10 years or so, Kipawa might be looking like him.
So, here are a few pictures. I apoligize that I cannot remember all the dogs that were there. I will be sending Therese all of the pics on a CD, so if you were at the event, maybe you can get in touch with her to see if I have a picture of your dog. The two dogs I do remember, other than Kipawa's Mom and Dad, were Dexter and Booth, an incredibly handsome German Shorthair Pointer, who many people wanted to kidnap!