Hello

What a great site!!
My name is Tom & I have a 15 month old male Basenji Max. He is the best dog I've ever had. One thing new Basenji owners and anyone thinking about getting a Basenji. You always need to be one step ahead of a Basenji.
Looking forward to chatting and hearing all the great stories about Basenjis!!

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Welcome! Would love to see more pix of Max of when you get a chance to share.

Welcome! My sister lives in Milwaukee and she has a red basenji, too. There aren't that many in the Milwaukee area; how did Max do during the (very mild) winter? 🙂

A fellow Wisconsinite 🙂

Welcome to you and Max!

The basenji club of southern Wisconsin is fairly large. They are having a straight track racing event in Racine the weekend of 19 May, that would be a good place to meet people.

@Moth:

A fellow Wisconsinite 🙂

Welcome to you and Max!

Ditto! My family is in Waukesha, Racine and Milwaukee!

@jjuds:

Ditto! My family is in Waukesha, Racine and Milwaukee!

🙂

Do you come up this way often then to visit?

@Moth:

🙂

Do you come up this way often then to visit?

Yes, we go twice a year for summer vacation and Christmas. Plan on spending July up there to get away from the TX heat!

Welcome to the forum - will be nice to hear stories about you and Max! No arguing here - basenjis are the best!

Max did well this winter good thing it was a mild one. Max likes the snow, but hates the cold.

When I got him he was about 13 pounds 4 months old. Now he is 22 pounds & is 15 months old today April 20. Few photos of Max over the last year.

Great Pics… who did you get Max from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis

@tanza:

Great Pics… who did you get Max from? Many of us are related by our Basenjis

Crazy story how I got Max. On June 5, 2009 I lost my old dog he & I were hit by a car that ran a red light. I survived my dog didn't… After that I thought about what type of dog I would like to have... Always liked Basenjis so the next few months I did some research on Basenjis. Met a few breeders, and went to a few dog shows, but I just wasn't ready for a new dog. Then on June 5, 2010 I was sitting at home watching tv & thought let's see what dogs are available for adoption at the local humane society, and there was Max. I couldn't believe it!!!
Rushed over to the humane society, and was the 1st day Max was available for adoption. Worked out perfect I needed a Basenji and he needed me. Here are a few photos of that day!

Awww, i love stories with happy endings, or is it happy beginnings?

@agilebasenji:

Awww, i love stories with happy endings, or is it happy beginnings?

Happy beginnings for sure…. I have one basenji I see you have 3 what is that like? Must be interesting
Cheers

Love your adoption story, you were obviously meant for each other. He is adorable, a very lucky little basenji boy.

Many of us have multiple basenjis! Living with three is wonderful, when they are young they keep each other occupied and busy, and as they age they become (hopefully) best buddies. Especially if you have one with separation anxiety, having a partner for them to stay home with seems to really help.

Your photos of Max are great, he is very cute, glad you joined us!

Welcome to you and Max- he looks a lovely boy. Your story of how you got him shows that you were meant for each other!

@MacPack:

Love your adoption story, you were obviously meant for each other. He is adorable, a very lucky little basenji boy.

Many of us have multiple basenjis! Living with three is wonderful, when they are young they keep each other occupied and busy, and as they age they become (hopefully) best buddies. Especially if you have one with separation anxiety, having a partner for them to stay home with seems to really help.

Your photos of Max are great, he is very cute, glad you joined us!

Sadly my old guys have never been best buddies.

3 isn't really too much work right now as 2 of mine are old guys. Digital is almost 15.5 and Jet is 14.5 years. Hard to believe and not too much wrong with them.

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Max has a darling, expressive face. And I really like that yellow "sunning" platform.

Lovely adoption story too. You say (or the humane society said) that he's a mix? He basically looks full Basenji to me!

@curlytails:

Max has a darling, expressive face. And I really like that yellow "sunning" platform.

Lovely adoption story too. You say (or the humane society said) that he's a mix? He basically looks full Basenji to me!

Yep Max is all basenji and he loves to lay in the sun.

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