yep he's a keeper, what you missed was the basenji 500 he does after he licks himself a bit. he runs around the yard, then to the pool and stands over the water looking at it intently right up to the edge with his nose almost in the water, then runs around again, back to the water, and so forth.
we haven't exactly figured out why he goes back to the water. but applying humanistic thought, maybe its "Ha Ha Ha water I beat you, come on take your best shot" or maybe it's a "I really want to do this again, but oh and here I just licked my hair and I don't want to get it wet again"
The strangest thing is if our daughter Monica age three is splashing on the steps, Buddy will actually get into the water on a step and stand next to her and lick the water off of her, even though he is getting wet from her splashes. It's like he just wants to make sure she will be OK.