I am so sorry for your losses. They must have had a very strong bond. Several years ago, my beloved mixed breed died of severe arthritis. He was almost sixteen. He and my female basenji had lived together their entire lives, and they were inseparable. She was living with kidney disease that was under control. After he passed away, she was so distraught; she looked for him everywhere in the house; couldn't find him. Her condition deteriorated very quickly, and three months later, she too died, I'm sure of a broken heart. May all of our dogs meet again.....
May all of our dogs meet again.....
I am sure they do - and we can take comfort from that and all our memories. Basenjis do pine - and decline for a while. My Hoover was totally lost when her older half brother crossed the Bridge last year. She had been the pack baby for 11 years and seen them all (five of them) leave her and suddenly being the only dog in the house was so strange - and so wrong.
The arrival of Mku though has brought the old lady back to life. Under his guidance she has become a young puppy again, they make a formidable team of mayhem creators and it is a joy to see her with him.
Nothing can replace your two darlings but something else will need your love
Thank you everyone that has shared a Basenji story. I know the Basenji babies could not go on in their bodies. But the loss is just so hard. Hearing about other Basenji's helps me through this process. I have been such a difficult situation, and hard to process. But will make it through knowing they are safe on the other side.