@giza1 What an amazing story!! Poor lil' fella' but it all worked out in the end! I'd just finished eating a while ago & when I came back to the pc, it had a slide show going as a screen saver. I never set up a screen saver on this pc!! Of course, all of the pictures were of my Dorie, the b I lost Aug.24 of this year. You can guess what I did for about 30 min.. Then I read the story about Dakota! I was sad, then happy & now, I'm stuck somewhere in between the two ~ BUT!! This story proves what the love, drive and compassion of a Basenji can & will go thru because, "Affairs of the Heart" (Love) must be tended to ~ not just in man but in our dogs life too! Proves how loyal these "fierce" little stinkers are!! Great read!! Rated: *****'s from me!!