TLDR: First time Basenji owners to a beautiful sweet Obi!
Hello everyone! I am amazed to see active forums still exist in this day in age of the Facebooks and Reddits. I'm old enough to remember pre-smart phones days but young enough to have lived my grade-school years on AIM, Yahoo Groups, and bored.com.
We are a crazy busy family that had no room or time for a dog as we didn't find it fair to get a dog and have it be alone for 10+ hours a day (our cats on the other hand love this alone time!). With the help of one of the rare positive things Covid-19 brought around, I now work remotely and thus home 24 hours a day most days. We didn't make a pandemic decision to get a dog due to life still being quite busy, too busy to have a dog around as well.
December 2021 we welcomed home our sweet, smart, beautiful boy Obi, whose named we picked for the meaning of heart in his roots and our love of Star Wars. Puppy training has me reminiscing the toddler years this home has witnessed; however, he learned how to sit and ring the bell to go outside early on which has aided in potty training.