Diesel

For those of you that were following Diesel's threads…

He is safely with Dave and Pipet in MI now. DaMac and I helped shuttle him across WI and he was placed in Dave's waiting hands on Wednesday afternoon in Gary, IN.

Dave emailed with an update and apparently Diesel and Pipet get along famously 🙂

Diesel was a wonderful passenger in the car and has a very sweet nature, He is a real doll 🙂

Wish him good luck in his new home!

I am sure Dave will post an update here soon...

Thanks to both Moth and Da Mac for reaching out and giving little Diesel a new start… I know how important this was to Dave, and without your support, I'm not sure it would have happened.

It takes a village to raise a child, no matter if it the misfit has two or four paws!

Hugs and roos...

What a special thing the two of you were able to do and give to Dave and Pipet….just goes to show that the most rewarding things in life are those that dont come easily! Thanks for the update and once again, bless you both for giving this dog a second chance at a good life

Hooray, you and DaMac are heroes for Diesel!

Every Word is SOOO TRUE!! We are a very happy little family here in Michigan and Diesel is fantastic in every way, as is Pipet! Upon introducing them on neutral ground I approached from down the block with Pipet and at about 100 feet away Diesel saw me and saw that Pip was a Basenji (he had pulled on the leash and hackles were up for other dogs 5 minutes earlier), he got down flat in submission and waited till she was standing over him and she slightly gurgled/spoke and he stood, they smelled faces without a single hair standing up (amazing for Pipet and unseen until now with other animals). We walked them to the park where everyone went potty and just got along famously! It was 200% better than I ever dared to imagine for fear I would feel I let Pip or Diesel or myself down…..but it is as if they have been together all their lives! This is a link to my first Youtube posting of them as soon as we got home that evening (Wednesday).

My deepest and most sincere thanks go to Moth, Dave, Nancy, my Cousin Karen, Cathy, Matthew and all the Basenji people who have played a positive part in this amazing and blessed event in our lives. The support and many insights given by those in this forum and on Facebooks forum have been so appreciated and valuable to us, we are off to a great start and with 2 day's under my belt I can happily report that gets better with every passing hour. ALL IS WELL IN THE DAVIS/BASENJI HOUSEHOLD! Diesel goes in for all his shots and spaying on Monday morning. Pip has received all her boosters for this period and both had Diastix urine tests today that are glucose free! Diesel will no venture forward with new flavors and experiences as he delves into the world we live in…...he is a very happy boy!
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Way to go Dave!

Pls considered doing DNA Fanconi test. If clear or carrier you will not need to strip test

@DAVE&PIPET:

Every Word is SOOO TRUE!! We are a very happy little family here in Michigan and Diesel is fantastic in every way, as is Pipet! Upon introducing them on neutral ground I approached from down the block with Pipet and at about 100 feet away Diesel saw me and saw that Pip was a Basenji (he had pulled on the leash and hackles were up for other dogs 5 minutes earlier), he got down flat in submission and waited till she was standing over him and she slightly gurgled/spoke and he stood, they smelled faces without a single hair standing up (amazing for Pipet and unseen until now with other animals). We walked them to the park where everyone went potty and just got along famously! It was 200% better than I ever dared to imagine for fear I would feel I let Pip or Diesel or myself down…..but it is as if they have been together all their lives! This is a link to my first Youtube posting of them as soon as we got home that evening (Wednesday).

My deepest and most sincere thanks go to Moth, Dave, Nancy, my Cousin Karen, Cathy, Matthew and all the Basenji people who have played a positive part in this amazing and blessed event in our lives. The support and many insights given by those in this forum and on Facebooks forum have been so appreciated and valuable to us, we are off to a great start and with 2 day's under my belt I can happily report that gets better with every passing hour. ALL IS WELL IN THE DAVIS/BASENJI HOUSEHOLD! Diesel goes in for all his shots and spaying on Monday morning. Pip has received all her boosters for this period and both had Diastix urine tests today that are glucose free! Diesel will no venture forward with new flavors and experiences as he delves into the world we live in…...he is a very happy boy!

We think its great that Diesel is in a home that really wants him. Finally he will get the proper medical care (starting with getting current on his shots), better nutrition ( we noticed his ribs in the video), and the love and attention he needs and deserves.

@DAVE&PIPET:

Every Word is SOOO TRUE!! We are a very happy little family here in Michigan and Diesel is fantastic in every way, as is Pipet! Upon introducing them on neutral ground I approached from down the block with Pipet and at about 100 feet away Diesel saw me and saw that Pip was a Basenji (he had pulled on the leash and hackles were up for other dogs 5 minutes earlier), he got down flat in submission and waited till she was standing over him and she slightly gurgled/spoke and he stood, they smelled faces without a single hair standing up (amazing for Pipet and unseen until now with other animals). We walked them to the park where everyone went potty and just got along famously! It was 200% better than I ever dared to imagine for fear I would feel I let Pip or Diesel or myself down…..but it is as if they have been together all their lives! This is a link to my first Youtube posting of them as soon as we got home that evening (Wednesday).

My deepest and most sincere thanks go to Moth, Dave, Nancy, my Cousin Karen, Cathy, Matthew and all the Basenji people who have played a positive part in this amazing and blessed event in our lives. The support and many insights given by those in this forum and on Facebooks forum have been so appreciated and valuable to us, we are off to a great start and with 2 day's under my belt I can happily report that gets better with every passing hour. ALL IS WELL IN THE DAVIS/BASENJI HOUSEHOLD! Diesel goes in for all his shots and spaying on Monday morning. Pip has received all her boosters for this period and both had Diastix urine tests today that are glucose free! Diesel will no venture forward with new flavors and experiences as he delves into the world we live in…...he is a very happy boy!

We think its great that Diesel is in a home that really wants him. Finally he will get the proper medical care (starting with getting current on his shots), better nutrition ( we noticed his ribs in the video), and the love and attention he needs and deserves.

Sorry about the double post. Hopefully the Moderator can remove it.

Thank you for the link to the video. You'd think they'd known each other for a long time. What a fairy tale with a happy ending! Well done to all and best wishes for your future dual Basenji days.

Diesel just needed an experienced Basenji home and a Basenji friend to play with! I am glad it all worked out.

Jennifer

Looks like a happy family and a happy begining to me.

Love the video, Pipet met really like him a lot. He is a lucky by to have landed in a good basenji home (thanks of many helpers).

First Basenji's

Yeah Dave! Finally, and of course Bless those who helped! (We) are happy for all of you; loved the video and the description of how Diesel's hackles were up until he saw his own kind! Pipet will be a good little helper in the transition to his final home!

Barooooo and best wishes!

I love happy endings! Especially when so many care and folks who can pitch in. 🙂

Glad to hear Diesel found a happy forever home– and made it there safely! It's heartwarming to hear about people taking time to help. Made my day!

They have both been checked and all is well. Pip was cleared as a pup 5 year's ago and after a test strip on Diesel I went the extra step just so I could avoid doing the test, and yup, he's clear! We are in week 4 or 5, I honestly have lost track as once Diesel settled in we just got back into the rhythm of life in Basenji-Land. He got all his shots and will be fixed in a few day's as I postponed his surgery so he would be completely at ease in going to the vet after feeling well established at home….I did not want him to ever feel like he might be getting traded off again, so we waited.

The two of them are pretty much inseparable and he is learning as much from Pipet as he is from me. He is still a bit aloof about his name and any orders I give, but that's OK as I fully expected him to take up to 18 months to become fully responsive and at ease with our command structures. He is no longer tugging on the leash or dragging me like a bobsled on our evening walks and the two of them are absolutely majestic walking together. My neighborhood is loaded with rabbits so he is being tested constantly to try and stay calm and collected when he spots them and he spots them in the blackest of night streets from a block away, he could be a fighter pilot with those eyeballs!

When he came to us he was pretty lean in that his ribs were sticking out a bit more than normal, though he was certainly fed enough, he was not being fed the right stuff by and large so upon adding chicken and beef, pumpkin (for firming) and fruits, veggies, fresh fish and more...he is putting on a little weight and filling the rows between his ribs, he just looks amazing! So all in all things just could not be better!! The maniacs get in a good four hours of Big Time Basenji Wrestling in every day and into the wee hours depending on our schedule.....and Diesel makes it clearer with each passing day that he is that much more certain that he made the right choice and that his path was always meant to bring him here. Life is good!
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Perhaps you need to change his name! I wait to have surgery for my rescue dogs especially after getting vaccines, deworming, travel, new home, etc. I think it is too much stress on their system. Since he needed to gain weight, I definitely would wait before having surgery.

Jennifer

Great news. Very happy for your whole family!!!!!

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