Yep, basenji's are heat seeking missiles. I have a woodstove. I had 3 b's at that time, and they would all get as close as possible. One would even go around the back of the stove and lay down. Am now down to 2 b's. Mr.T sometimes will lie in front of the stove, or if Zak is already there, T will lay on the sofa but as close to the edge as possible to the stove. Even the cats have taken up position in front of the woodstove! Its a b thing.
My Sarge lays up high between my legs when I'm in the recliner and has to have his blanket covering him.....I walk bow legged now but I love him;-)
Oh, they do like to be covered! I had a comforter on my couch and when I would come home often there was no dog to be seen, just a funny looking bump under the comforter.
We have had 4 B’s or I should say they have owned us
We heat with a wood stove and all my dogs (3) Basenjis from very good breeders and 2 rescues have all absolutely loved laying by the stove. They get hot then go lay on the tile floor and cool off.
We Loved them all
One of my (many over the years) Basenjis developed bald patches on his neck and shoulders. The hair just stopped coming and the skin became leathery. We visited vets, homeopaths, alternative practitioners. Best guess, because it was so symmetrical, was that it was glandular. For over a year, nothing, no herbal, no medical, no alternative remedy worked. And believe me, we tried them all !
Until at a show, a fellow exhibitor/breeder said "you're burning him, Sal" -
I thought about it and bought a crate which Marvin dismantled into one long strip, cut down to about Basenji sleeping size and fixed to blocks of wood. He laid this fender along the front of our ancient, huge, coal-fired Aga (kitchen range). The Basenjis could no longer lie tight against the cooker, they could only lie about 4 inches from it, along the fender.
Within a week the hair started to regrow, and within a month the bald spots were completely gone.
The symmetry was also easily explained. Sometimes he lay facing one direction, sometimes the other - so was equally burned on both sides. . . .
Yeah ! Basenjis love warmth !