Home Alone *basenji style*
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  • so i come home today, to unlock my front door and walk through it to be greeted by an excited and happy Hope…. thats all fine and well except noone is home... :eek:

    the other half had left for work and forgot to shut the back door. So miss Hope had free roam of the house from 8am to 4pm... lots of things to destroy and play with since mum and dad werent home to rousse on her.

    But to my surprise (and relief) nothing was destroyed! i bet she curled up in bed all day he he

    Shes a pretty good basenji - her only weakness is cups (likes to drink whatevers inside them) and her couch (but now its hers as we got a new one. she doesnt like the new one apparantly as she refuses to sit on it and will go sit on her couch lol). :cool:

    nice to know i can leave her alone and she wont completly destroy my house :) :eek:

    anyone else have a similar experience that fared well or not so well"?

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  • Lucky you - hopefully she'll be so nice every time.
    My Gossy was almost good when she was deliberately left alone – she only chewed the arms of the couch.

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  • Mine learned to open the door from the patio to the house many years ago. We came home to find the entire contents of the kitchen trash in the middle of our bed.

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  • My husband was out in the garage working last winter and left the dogs inside by the fire, thinking oh they have a fire all they are going to do is sleep. He came back into the house 2-3 hours later to check on them…there were pieces of couch cushion all over the living room. Apparently Becca was lying on top of the couch cushion(so it wouldn't move) while Tucker had one corner chewed out and was pulling the foam!! When I get home tonite I will post some pictures. I thought it was hilarious.....still didn't get a new couch though....:(

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  • @krunzer:

    My husband was out in the garage working last winter and left the dogs inside by the fire, thinking oh they have a fire all they are going to do is sleep. He came back into the house 2-3 hours later to check on them…there were pieces of couch cushion all over the living room. Apparently Becca was lying on top of the couch cushion(so it wouldn't move) while Tucker had one corner chewed out and was pulling the foam!! When I get home tonite I will post some pictures. I thought it was hilarious.....still didn't get a new couch though....:(

    lol ohh how naughty!! i really look forward to photos!!

    @lisastewart:

    Mine learned to open the door from the patio to the house many years ago. We came home to find the entire contents of the kitchen trash in the middle of our bed.

    LOL OH MY!! Its bad enough to take the kitchen trash.. but to take it to your bed… Cheeky monsters! got themself a feed on mum's bed they would have been in heaven :)

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  • @wizard:

    Lucky you - hopefully she'll be so nice every time.
    My Gossy was almost good when she was deliberately left alone – she only chewed the arms of the couch.

    hehe hopefully. we did leave her with access to inside the house for 15mins one time when we had a huge thunderstorm and we had to duck out to get takeaway. she was a good girl then too. must be lucky :)

    i can understand the couch being a soft spot for a basenji :) she loves her couch.

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  • Last time I left arwen she destroyed nothing but peed on my bed. :(

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  • Ok here are some pics finally of Tucker and Beccas mission of home alone…..basenji style...
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  • @krunzer:

    Ok here are some pics finally of Tucker and Beccas mission of home alone…..basenji style...

    Yikes! It's always that foam/stuffing that they like. Same thing at our house - anything with that stuffing in it is like candy to a kid! So we don't buy those types of toys anymore. They just don't last and Kipawa refuses to clean up his mess when he is done with them. :)

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  • Sad to say that was not a toy though…..that was a couch cushion!

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    First Basenji's

    We're very fortunate- our B., Mojo, doesn't tear anything up! Except his stuffed toys. If we leave his toys out, he pulls out all the stuffing!!!!

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  • @krunzer:

    Sad to say that was not a toy though…..that was a couch cushion!

    Not to them - a toy it was :D

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  • Oakley is hit or miss… He is mainly crated because he can be good Until he's bad, and web he is bad it is really bad! Just when you think it's safe he proves that it's better he is crated. One time he broke into my pantry and opened two boxes of hard pasta and ripped up a whole box of tea. My area rugs were covered with broken shells and for weeks after ( no matter that I steam cleaned my rugs) when it got hot out my house smelt like green tea! I have pictures, you can't even see the carpet!

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    The joys of living with a Basneji!!!

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  • I have a suspition that Basenji's and Shiba Inu's have the same 'destroy furniture gene', between our B's, Mr Baroo & Bitty and our 14yo Shiba they have almost destroyed our sofa and love seat in the LR. Sable, our Shiba, one Saturday when we were bead showing, industriously tore all the upholstrey from the arm of the sofa, leaving the wooden and fiber board form.

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  • I ended up getting some Bitter Apple spray and that has so far deterred them from trying to eat it again. Now if I could only get a jug of it for when I try to load the dishwasher…...

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