Hi, my name is Debbie, and I am soon going to have a four year old basenji male come to live with me. I've always loved basenjis from afar, even as a child (after watching the movie Goodbye My Lady). I paint pictures of dogs and sell the pictures online, and basenjis have always been my best sellers! Well, one day I got a phone call from a friend who had seen a basenji at the local humane society and she wondered if she could adopt him and give him to me. I said OK!
So, she will bring him up in late May when she visits from her home in California to mine in Nevada. From her email stories of him, I gather he is a very busy doggy, loving and gentle, but liking to get into things and going everywhere, like a Jeep (but his name is Cody). I started reading stories on the internet about basenjis, the good, the bad, and the ugly, as one site said. And I'm afraid of the ugly!
My friend said that the society people told her that the man who brought Cody in, didn't even want to fill out the card to say why he was turning the dog in. He just said, "You don't want to know." After reading the stories, I wonder if Cody destroyed something valuable and someone got maaaadd at him.
Anyway this forum looks like a place to come for advice and fun. What would you tell a new owner about a rescue basenji? I have two cats and an energetic female Border Collie, and my mom, who lives with us has two male Poodles. My friend has a dog and says Cody is not agressive with dogs or her cats either. That's good!
Am I in for it? My husband is worried. :)