Hi all! My name is Lily and I've been lurking these forums for a few weeks now, so I guess it's time to reveal myself and say hello.
Ryan (my much better half) and I are excited, nervous and anxious future parents of our first little B. We're currently mid-move to Henderson, NV (the suburbs just southeast of Las Vegas) where we just purchased our first home. I've been lucky enough to have been chatting with Pat of Tanza about this incredible breed and her breeding plans for this coming Fall. Thank you, Pat, for your patience in answering my millions of questions.
Needless to say, we've been spending countless hours reading everything we can get our hands on, watching every video, throwing ideas for call names around and literally interior designing based on where the crate, doggy beds, sunny spots, etc. will be. Okay, the last part might just be me… I also have racked up quite an extensive Amazon wishlist of things I'll need to get which is now being referred to as my baby shower registry (not far off).
I grew up with and raised a variety of breeds (English springer spaniel, huskies and malamutes, rottweilers, akita, golden retriever and some rescues...at times mixed in with cats and hamsters too haha ) and it has been far too long where I have not had a furry child by my side. After researching breeds endlessly, Ryan and I both fell in love with everything about basenjis. As I said, we're so thrilled to have a clever little handful join our family soon. We'll definitely be antsy these next eight months, to say the least, but that's plenty of time to figure out where to hide the toilet paper!
I'm very glad I stumbled upon these forums a few weeks ago because there is just so much knowledge and advice being shared. Thank you all!