I am curious how everyone met and became parents of a Basenji.
Did you find him at the SPCA and think 'what a cutie' and bring him home?
Did you research forever to find the right breed for you?
Did you see an ad in the paper and go for it?
Did you get your B from someone who couldn't keep it?
Did you adopt from BRAT?
In February of this year, Jack, our pom/ japanese chin dog died at the young age of 5. My 12 yr old dacshund is still kickin' and we figured we would just keep her until she passed and then think about getting another dog. Well….that idea didn't last too long so we started looking on the web for a dog at our local SPCA. We were hoping for something different than Jack, perhaps a bit bigger and maybe shorter hair. Anyway, I started looking in the paper too....you never know what you might find in there. There it was, a picture of a puppy basenji. The heading was Basenji puppies.. (the barkless dogs) 2 females, 1 male etc..
Well, since the thing that most annoyed my husband about Jack (besides the hair balls all over the house) was his barking, I decided to look into the breed online and see what it was about. I couldn't find anything that I didn't like about them since besides the barking and fur, I think my Jack had the spirit of a Basenji so it seemed like a perfect fit.
So with our little grandson in the car seat, we took a drive to see the puppies. Had no real gender preference but I was partial to the tri colors that I had seen on the web. I had no idea what colors she had but much to my delight, she had a tri female who seemed to claim us before we could even claim her. So Zuri came home with us that day and spent the afternoon chasing my grandson around the room and loving every minute of it. They have only seen each other a couple times since then, and Zuri likes Adrien a little too much...thank goodness he isn't over hear all the time...:D