Welcoming Tiki to our family
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  • Arizona Basenjis

    Hi everyone!

    We're so excited to introduce you to our second basenji - Tiki ! He's a tri male and is about 11/12 weeks old now. Just picked him up last weekend from Cindy at Fly'N High Basenji's in Texas.

    He's an absolute doll - so fun, snuggly, curious, friendly, BOLD…. and wants everything that Hana has - or is about.

    Hana is our 3 yr old brindle female who is our first basenji who we just love tremendously. She's so amazing we just had to have another.... ;) I know most of you here know exactly what we're talking about !! She is VERY curious about him.... follows him everywhere and is very tolerant of his antics - the bone stealing, leg nipping, being jumped on top of, ear biting.... you name it, he does it with gusto. She has been very gentle but will give him a warning growl when impinging on her personal space... OFTEN. ;) They are starting to play together reciprocally now and will take turns chasing each other wildly, play biting, leaping onto each other... and then going to their different 'safe zones' for a break. (hers: on top of the ottoman where we can't to - and his: under the side table or footstool)

    We have caught them chewing the ends of a rawhide -- each on the other's end together !! (like Lady and the Tramp) :) The most amazing thing we watched so far - was Hana being impatient herself to play with him. He was in his bed and she'd try to lightly pull on his paws or leg to taunt him out of bed. Then... she brought over her prized pink blanket and shook it over him to tempt him to grab it! So fun !!!

    It's only been a week and they will need time to figure out their lives together in this house but we're so thrilled and grateful for Tiki to join our family !!

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  • Adorable! So jealous (puppy fever all over again). Enjoy

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  • Awww too cute, I hear that having two (or three) is absolutely a joy. Such antics they [you] will have!

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  • Arizona Basenjis

    Thank you so much - yes we will !! As soon as I heard our breeder had puppies… and saw the photos... that was IT. Instant love. Basenji puppy photos are dangerous..... !! ;)

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  • Q

    They are indeed. He is so cute and Hana, (not to leave her out!) is a lovely girl with beautiful eyes!

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  • They are adorable. That's great that they are getting on so well, watching them snuggle and play will become a favorite past time ;)

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  • Arizona Basenjis

    :D Playing is great… snuggling is not happening yet.... more like wrestling and hip checking with play nips in between. Fingers crossed that they eventually start cuddling up together and grooming each other.... !! That would be so sweet. I'm sure it's different when the B's aren't siblings, takes longer I'm sure. Perhaps when Tiki is out of puppy stage of constantly nipping at her. ;)

    @TMartin:

    They are adorable. That's great that they are getting on so well, watching them snuggle and play will become a favorite past time ;)

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    Oh you are so lucky, I'm very jealous. Never a boring moment for you now, keep that camera handy so we get to see some adorable moments. Enjoy your full house of mischief.

    Jolanda and Kaiser

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  • It took our two a little less than 2 weeks or so until Kaia was really cuddling up to Loki. Of course, as the girl she was determined to get her way no matter what! I think it took about a month until he started to groom her, which he still does now and almost a year for her to start grooming him which doesn't happen too often. I'm pretty sure she thinks that she's the princess and should be pampered, not doing the pampering. Definitely keep a camera nearby, it's always when I don't have one that I need it the most.

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