Hi, my name is Donna. I rescued a basenji mix from BRAT back in 2003. She was a beautiful animal and my son who was 8 at the time loved her so much because she was so energetic and could play with him for hours at a time. I would just let them wear each other out. In 2007, she sadly left us succumbing to her cancer. After her death just before Hurricane Ike in Houston, TX, I didn't want another dog for a while. I was distraught. My husband (at the time) rescued a pit/lab mix from the shelter for our 2 year old. I know, maybe not the best choice, but when can you really talk any sense to men...haha j/k...She was actually a great dog for him. Ended up being a "nanny" to him. She never once hurt him, snipped at him, or even growled at him. And he wasn't easy on her at all. Long story short, I'm back to living alone again and I want another basenji. I went to the dog park about 3 months ago and ran into a photographer who likes to take pictures of the dogs at the park and she had a beautiful basenji by her side! I almost cried! So, I went back to BRAT for another adoption. This time, it appears that they aren't as organized as they were back when. So, I wanted to try the forums and see what I might can do to get another wonderful basenji (or a pair if they are inseparable) of older basenjis. I'm getting older and I love the breed so much, but I don't think I can handle the puppies...Anyway, thanks for reading. I look forward to meeting people in my area and around the nation that share the same love for the breed that I do.