Old dog falls in love

Our male passed on last year and we recently adopted a three year old kind of a rescue basenji. He is really a big guy, but sweet and gentle. He has not been neutered yet. When we first got him our old 12year old girl wanted nothing to do with him.

However now she is shamelessly flirting with him, romping around like a puppy, kissing him, pawing him, mounting him… He gives her looks like, leave me alone!

She does this thing where she stands sideways next to him but reversed, where she buts him with her but, flicking her tail on him, bucking like a horse. The strangest things these basenji's are. Never a dull movement and always something new.

She is like a new dog, she never acted like this with our old tri. Getting this new dog has been the best thing we ever did for her. She is so in love. They are inseparable.

Getting a mature dog was not without issues, he had anxieties and can't be crated as he spent much of his life in a crate.. Now he is doing great. Still a few accidents, but overall he is a great dog. The downside upside is, he attached to me and pretty much only me. The upside is he's attached to me!

Best thing we ever did.

Can you post some pictures?

First Basenji's

yes, would love to see the Young and the Restless!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/Fenderbird/image_zpsba63f7aa.jpg

She is the red and white basenji. She is somewhat big for a basenji about 26 pounds. He dwarfs her.
I have a video and will try to up load it.

He lays there trying to sleep and she jumps on top of him, mouthing and pawing at him, enticing him to play.

I can see why she is so crazy about him. He's a large muscular good looking beefcake! The downside is he's not the sharpest basenji .

First Basenji's

wow, to look at her, she looks young! Guess wrinkles on a basenji does the opposite then on us!!!

I hate to say I was never a big fan of black and white basenjis before him. I really like them a lot now. He changed my mind, although he has a dander problem. We are giving him a little flax seed oil once a day and giving him oatmeal baths and conditioner once a month, which is helping somewhat.

He has a very sweet expression. Wonder if she is so taken with him because he is a "real boy"? My Lady always differentiated between entire and neutered males. She was dog aggressive with females, and tended to put the neutered boys in the same category. She was shamelessly flirtatious with the unaltered boys! 🙂

He's a gorgeous guy - admire her taste! 😉

Good looking boy, she is a lucky cougar.

Jolanda and Kaiser

Hahaha…too funny. He is a good looking boy!! I too admit that black and white was not my favorite color or first pick but I melt when I see one now. I also feel like people who see Oakley think the black and white is very striking and almost everyone who asks what breed he is, says, "wow, I didnt know they came in black, Ive only seen the "brown" ones"... it makes me feel good 🙂

It's a great thing that your older female is now acting like a young lady, such a great thing when they seem to rediscover youthfulness

thanks, it must be the un neutered thing. Everyone comments on what a handsome dog he is. I still think tri's are the best looking. I want a brindle next. They are like Pokemon, you got to get them all. There is no bad color basenji, they are all great looking dogs. Reds are still very striking especially in the sun.

I always wanted a muscular large male dog. They look intimidating to me, but I guess that's the apeal. Ours is the most passive dog, good thing too. My wife compares him to a big handsome but not very bright football player. All looks. We love him just the same. Our last tri color male was smallish, but had a alpha aggression complex, plus he was the naughtiest dog ever, very smart dog understood a lot of what you said so we did a lot of spelling around him. God we loved that dog. My son says when I talk about our tri I sound like a abused wife making excuses for their abusive husband.

Fate brought us together, we wanted / needed a new male, we went to a dog show and met a breeder who had him. He was not getting along with her pack, getting attacked, so he spent much of his life in a crate. She also was single and worked long hours. She sure loved her dogs, him as well. It was fate that brought us together, just like that.

We took our girl to go meet them at the breeders place and the two dogs sniffed each other and went on their way. Everything was cool. The breeder told us he hated being crated, but that was an understatement. He can't be crated ever again. He spent far too much time in one. We tried and it traumatized him. He got his freedom. It was hard at first and had many accidents, but was not a destructive dog. He settled out after a month or so.

The first day we brought him home, we were sitting in the back yard, I was trying to get pictures of him. He wandered over to me threw himself on me looked me in the eyes and kind of said thank you. He has been my dog that day on, just like that. He is a one person dog , not that he does not like other people in the family, but when I am home is is attached to me.

They great thing that when he bonded with me is I captured it on film. I never experienced anything like that before as we always had puppies, never got an adult dog.

Here is that moment. He came to me and just went limp. Getting an adult dog really is rewarding and he is so appreciative of everything he has and gets. He stops cold in his tracks to just watch children playing or to listen to people speaking Spanish. It's like he came from mars and everything is a brand new world. He stopped and watched kids sledding for like five minutes, would not budge. I don't think he has ever seen children. He also has to stop on walks to meet Everyone! He is very friendly.

@eeeefarm:

He has a very sweet expression. Wonder if she is so taken with him because he is a "real boy"? My Lady always differentiated between entire and neutered males. She was dog aggressive with females, and tended to put the neutered boys in the same category. She was shamelessly flirtatious with the unaltered boys! 🙂

I really should video tape the whole little dance she does the reverse butting and tail flipping, play bowing, kissing, nipping, rolling over, she is sooo shameless. He has not tried to mount her once. She mounts him constantly. She even has to stand on her tippy toes to do so as he is so tall.

What a gorgeous picture - Butu does that to me too, when I'm on the computer - just comes and drapes himself over my leg…People who live with Basenjis are the world's luckiest people!

Love that picture. Reminds me so much of my Oakley- down to the nails!!! It really is a special thing when they decide you are theirs..it's never felt so good to be owned..lol. So glad he is showing you his appreciation of all the little things

@Barklessdog:

He can't be crated ever again. He spent far too much time in one. We tried and it traumatized him. He got his freedom. It was hard at first and had many accidents, but was not a destructive dog. He settled out after a month or so.

Sounds an awful lot like my Perry. We also got him from a breeder at three years old. He had had a lot of crate time, although he was house trained and usually spent a couple of "free" hours every day at her house. When he was crated, it was next to several other dogs also in crates, and I guess he accepted that, but at our place, with no other dogs for company, it was a different story. Fortunately he is not destructive, so it has worked out well for all concerned.

I do think adopting an adult is very rewarding. You miss the puppy cuteness, but also the puppy destruction, and they are so very grateful, especially when they now have the attention they couldn't get when they were one of many. 🙂

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