Hope has a new B friend!
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  • Basenjis aren't common here and theres never ever two basenjis in one spot - in fact ive been searching for other basenji owners for months and months to see if anyone wants to get together and let them have plays.

    So -we went to do the dog park today, the local one just around the corner (theres about 5 fenced dog parks in townsville) that we usually go to every second day or so - we are well known and considered one of the "regulars"…. so i walks in today and let Hope off, only to stand up and scan the group of dogs to lay eyes on a puppy basenji!

    So here i am squeal as the puppy basenji comes over "who owns the basenji! awww, pat pat...who owns the basenji!!!" lol. as a lady steps forward to acknowledge my excited demands. she then comes over and i express my absolute excitment and delight to see ( I must have looked like a mad woman haha) another basenji - out in townsville, let alone in my dog park!!

    The two basenji's went off and played together too - its like they "knew" it was so sweet. I cant wait til he grows up some more and hope they get to play often as she lives just around the corner too (pure chance, same suburb and everything).

    So thrilled!! I have been looking for local basenji people for ages and alls i has is my breeder :)

    just wanted to share my excitment !

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  • Yay for Basenji play!! We had a similar experience when Lewie met his first Basenji buddy- they play together unlike I've ever seen…

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  • I totally understand 'squeal'! :)

    How great that Hope will have a basenji playmate. And it's a male too, which will be a great match for Hope. I totally feel your excitement!

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  • It's funny how they always know another basenji as "like me!" and play is wonderful. They speak the same body-language and it really shows in interactions. How lucky for you all that you live so close!

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  • we are super excited and hope to catch up alot more at the dog park and hopefully become friends :)

    its amazing how they just clicked. battin' each other, he tried to keep up with her - will be awesome when hes older and gets some speed - she'll have someone to give her a run for her money!!

    makes me all ga-ga for another puppy :P but no…. :)

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  • new puppy was there again today :) His name is Diodge (dee-oh-gee). he was obsessing with Hope - its like oh hay! … your like me! Hope was like oh i like you play play play ..... wait dogs running... zooom ...off she goes and leaves him behind lol so she finally stops for a number 2 break and the cheeky bugger had been watching her and noticed she stopped so he done a little burnout (b500) and then made his way over and crashed right into her while she was going number 2 - couldnt help but laugh. Now when she doesnt pay attention to him he barges her. Basenjis rock :) cant wait til he keeps up with her. We have another play date hopefully on sunday :)

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  • S

    We would love to see some play photos..if you can get them..

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  • @sharronhurlbut:

    We would love to see some play photos..if you can get them..

    my thoughts exactly Sharron,:D

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  • @thunderbird8588:

    my thoughts exactly Sharron,:D

    will get photos hopefully tomorrow if they come along to our play :) its just hard grabbing photos when theres a whole big park to play in - why bother the humans while they sit and talk :P he he. but there will be plenty of chances :)

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  • stole some piccies from our last couple of play dates. they are so cute together.
    hes growing up super fast. much more mellow then Hope was at that age.

    Hope was crazy, bouncy basenji and hes quiet relaxed and happy to stay put. He does get little cheeky moments that remind me of the start of a b500 :)

    will try and snap some new ones this week.

    p.s. yep, they are lazing around at the dog park. its just gotten summer here the last week and everyone (including us humans) are trying to get used to the muggy humidity again. blergh
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  • Lovely pics, thanks for sharing

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