Hi! I'm Ruth. My baby, Cooper, is a ~1.5 year old rescued basenji in black with a beautiful blaze and a cropped tail . We think his original owners thought he was a rat terrier and he parted ways with them to be a stray at the age of 6 months or so. We've had him for almost a year, and we're so thankful for anti-cruelty rescue groups that rescue dogs from shelters before they're scheduled to be euthanized!
I'm trained to be a high school chemistry teacher, but I've been working at a pet store. It's great for the discount, advice, and just being able to get puppy kisses all day. I have some interest in dog training.
Cooper is an angel as far as basenjis go. He does have severe dust mite allergies that manifest in skin issues. He only briefly ate shoes, and we keep all tissues and underwear away from him. Unfortunately, his stray days left him not really knowing how to play! He's made great strides in making a few doggie friends, but now he's in a rut of alternating between ignoring and shredding his toys. He seems to be interested in things that move on their own, such as RC cars.