Ng in Africa

I was watching National Geographic Channel over the weekend and there was a documentary on the Hamar people of Kenya. There were Basenjis of course, as well as some larger dogs that I think were pharoh hounds. But one guy was sitting in the middle of a very serious meeting of elders- playing with a lab puppy.

There are Basenjis in the movie Out of Africa with Robert Redrford and Meryl Strepp or so I have been told. I haven't seen it for a while.

We watched The African Queen {Bogart and Hepburn} for the umpteenth time
last weekend, and I noticed for the first time a Basenji on a man's lap during the opening church service scene.
I've watched that movie my whole life, and have never noticed the dog in the church before.

I had read in the "Dog World" magazine from a couple years back about the B in The African Queen and rented it right away lol. Now I have to go rent Out Of Africa!
BTW if anyone happens to see another Basenji on the cover of a dog mag. could you post~Thanks

I loved the movie Out of Africa!!! Now I gotta watch it again 😃

An episode of The Wild Thornberries (a Nick cartoon) featured a Basenji episode about a tribe with Basenji's.

Also an episode of the Nick series RocketPower had an episode where they start a pet sitting service with one of the dogs being a basenji.

I was going to mention those, but thought it would be silly! I love both of those cartoons…I miss them!

When you have two kids, Nickalodeon is about the only "appropriate" channel to watch.

@vstripe:

I had read in the "Dog World" magazine from a couple years back about the B in The African Queen and rented it right away lol. Now I have to go rent Out Of Africa!
BTW if anyone happens to see another Basenji on the cover of a dog mag. could you post~Thanks

The September 2006 issue of "Dogs in Canada" has an article about Helix's breeder and the dogs she donates to PADS. Alas, it did not have a picture of Helix but was of her other school drop out B, Tanner. One of the "Dog World" issues about 1-2yrs ago had a B on the cover.

There is a quick scene of a B puppy in the movie " The Constant Gardener". A cute little red/white. There is another movie I read about in I think "Dog World" as well, called I believe "My Fair Lady" (a 1940/50's movie). Something really interesting as well, last fall during the season finale of "Heros" a McDonald's commercial came on and I believe a Basenji appeared in it. I have never seen this commercial since so I can not confirm this.

I think I will have to go rent "Out of Africa" and "African Queen" so I can look for the Bs as well!:)

Thanks,
Rhonda- Helix and Tang's mom:)

We have a TiVo wishlist set up for Basenji and once it recorded an Episode of I Dream of Jeanie. We checked and the show description was about them going to Jeanie's home, the Island of Basenji, but there were no Basenjis in the episode. 😞 I wonder if maybe one of the writers had one or something.

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