Update on Hope & Ebony

well thought i would do a little update of my girls. i think the last time i done one was shortly after we had Ebony join our pack.

Things are going great and these two are like two peas in a pod. They are so cheeky and talk about double trouble (but nothing ever bad). they keep each other company and rile each other up (i swear they also egg each other on).

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we ended up moving out of town and onto quarter acre. the girls are absolutly smitten with the amount of room they have to run around and actually get to build up speed.

they also have two new buddies (their next door neighbours) - two ponies. many a times i find the girls laying down at the fenceline and the ponies standing on their side. you could swear they were having a silent conversation. I always see Hope playing bow and doing her donuts (does anyone elses basenjis do donuts?) and trying to get them to chase herโ€ฆ.wel for the first time a few nights ago i actuially saw the ponnies initiate play with the girls by running up to the fence and then taking off at top speed kicking and bucking and then stopping and come racing back to the fence and then running up the fence line so the girls run after them and then the pony turns the other way and heads back down the fence.they think its a ball and its great seeing them play together (they sniff each other through the fences and they always hang out). i am guessing they play more times during the day while im at work as well.

anolther great thing about our move, is we are just down the road from the beach. yay! so we go down there alot. and the in-laws live 2 houses down which is great, they have more land and two lovely dogs that the girls get to play with.

its been a while and for those who remmeber, just after Christmas in 2010 i went into hosptal for 2 wks for my cystic fibrosis and i had to leave my Hopper home for the first time ever. well the time has come again for me to go for another 2 weeks. man im going to miss my crazy girls but my partner will take good care of them while im away. they are pretty cool, its me that has the seperation issues hahaha

Ebby has a beautiful personality on her. shes the most cuddly little basenji ever. shes also stay alot smaller then Hope so it adds to her "cute factor", Lucky she has that cos she went through a stage of eating electrical cords โ€ฆ =oops=, trailer light cord for the boat, pedastol fan, spotlight and mini bar freezer..... but shes been good since. and she has a thing for stealing my knickers and tearing them apart. i have bought so many pairs, you think i would learn but she usually gets them when she sneaks in while im having a shower before ive put them in the clothes basket haha. but shes such a goregous dog apart from that and shes bonded very well with the family.

wouldnt trade my girls for the world

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the girls running around at the new house

saying hi to their new neighbours (the ponies)

cuddle time

exhausted after an outing

playing tugawar lol

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Lysh, hope your hospital stay goes by quickly and you are home with your girls soon!

They look greatโ€ฆ as does the new "digs"..... hope your hospital stay is a quick one!

Houston

So happy to hear they are doing so well. Great pics. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Hope your stay at the hospital is swift.

thank you. it will be for the 2 wks which sucks but then im right for a year or two again ๐Ÿ™‚

i am very lucky to have my girls. they are my primary motivation apart from my OH and family. they give me lots of smiles and adventures hehe. hopefully when i get back i only get a part time job, then i get to spend even more time with them ๐Ÿ™‚

thought id post this video i took the other night, i was bored and not interested in my dinner (thats where the girls come in handy of course). they crack me up ๐Ÿ™‚

I understand what you mean when they do 'donuts'. I also have to comment on the top of the pop bottle. Mine are very adept at getting the tops off too! I laughed when I saw the pop bottle!!

@krunzer:

I understand what you mean when they do 'donuts'. I also have to comment on the top of the pop bottle. Mine are very adept at getting the tops off too! I laughed when I saw the pop bottle!!

haha yay another donut fan ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope does them when shes super excited and puts me into fits of laughter. Ebony doesnt seem to find the need to do them. Its great that they are so different. I enjoy watching the 'donuts' i always try and record them but i never get the good ones cos im too busy watching.

And yes, the popped bottle lid thing is Ebonys little niche. You can give her a bottle with the top on and she'd be amused for ages. She loves getting them off. haha didnt even realise i got the bottle in the photo! basenjis ๐Ÿ™‚

Your girls are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Our Watson often runs in circles getting other dogs at the dog park to chase himโ€ฆwe call it the zoomies here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope your hospital stay passes quickly and uneventfully.

Absolutely delightful pictures. I love the always touching pics. ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously bonded. Seems like the perfect home. My friend's horses used to play with my Rottie.

Speedy recovery wishes sent.

Thank you for your updates and am so glad that the girls have really bonded. I loved the video as my Tifi has just taught herself to high five at the grand age of 8. I love your photos and it's great that your new home sounds so ideal with playmates and a beach!!

I hope your trip to hospital goes well and now you know already just how soon the time will pass.

@DebraDownSouth:

Absolutely delightful pictures. I love the always touching pics. ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously bonded. Seems like the perfect home. My friend's horses used to play with my Rottie.

Speedy recovery wishes sent.

thank you. yes i couldnt be more pleased with how these two have bonded. Ebby follows her "big sis" around and they are always hanging out. The only time they have a growl is if ones under the covers and the other stands on them haha but apart from that they are usually out running around together or snoozin together.

thanks for all the well wishes. hope it goes fast so im home with my girls agian

Cool photos & makes me think about getting a 2nd basenji, but right now Max hads all my attention when on walks. Maybe in a year.
Thanks

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