Hi, it has been awhile since I have posted about Kell and the rest of our pack. Kell will be three this Dec. After we fostered a couple of Bs, young ones that would play with him, unlike our 2 girls who thought playing with him was beneath their dignity, Kell went into a blue funk after they left. It was so hard to watch him go from an active playing hell hound to a sad boy. So even though I swore not another B puppy, since I barely survived kell's puppyhood, we obtained a beautiful black and white puppy from my friend who has bred several of the Bs we have had thru the years. In fact, Sidhe (Shaye) is Duncan's aunt and Rogue is his great aunt. So we stayed in the family. The only saving grace about Duncan is he is not as tall as Kell so cannot reach as much as kell can, and his nose barely touches the kitchen couner edge where Kell can almost reach the back of the counter. But Duncan can hop on his back legs and gains a couple of inches that way. We are back to our 4 pack again and life with Duncan in it is back to "where did he get that" "it was on top of the stove, at the back" Duncan Dammit is frequently heard. He followed in Kells footsteps or chewing steps and ate a TV control box and a pair of Duane's glasses. But we are nutty Basenji people and can't live any other way.
I have a favor to ask, our breeder needs to place 4 of her older dogs as soon as possible. Her husband has had a reoccuring health problem and is in the hospital again. She has her own health problems that are taking a toll on her with taking care of her husband. Duncan is from her last litter - she will no longer be breeding to show . She has 3 that are 10 years old and one that is 7 and all would love to have their own homes and couches. If anyone is interested or knows of someone who would like a well trained B, former show dogs, please let me know and I will get the connection made between the interested parties.
Another thing Duncan has done is to get the girls to play also, so we have B 500s with all 4 at times. Rogue ,the grand dame, will only occasionally join in, but Sidhe has remembered she does like to play thanks to Duncan pulling her into the puppy games. glad to be back. Dawn