Evidence that Toby needs a playmate/companion

Here is a video of Toby..begging Jazz to play with him. It happens every night, sometimes Jazz will play, but sometimes he does all he can to ignore Toby!

I couldn't quite figure out how to get the video in, but it is veiwable at photobucket, just click on the link!

We had two terrier mixes when we got our first B and experienced the same type of thing.

Yeah, we sort of picked up a couple more B's.:D

Two of them can be a handfull at times, it's not an end all to all B behavior problems.

I do think they do better in pairs.;)

What is so funny to me is that poor Jazz just takes it. He wants to play but he is 11 years old, and they really do love each other.

Awwwwww, very cute video. 🙂

I really think Jazz needs a playmate that can keep up to him. Our old girl plays for like 10 seconds with the pup and that's it-then she goes and hides on her chair!

So cute! 🙂 I love it, it reminds me of when my dad's dog Simeon wanted to play with our JRT mix Sampson. They were the same age, but Sampson was always an "old man"…

so sad Simeon didn't outlast Sampson.. 😞

OMG, that video is SO cute! I love the "shark teeth"… so classic! It's so funny that it seems like all B's do that pawing thing to get others to play with them. And then resort to biting of the other's tail! LoL! And of course the vocalization. That's how Miles plays with Lexi. Miles is much more into playing with dogs and almost seems NOT to know how to play with toys. It's odd. Lexi's the opposite. All she wants to do is go get you a toy. And when Miles disrupts, she gives him the shark teeth and tries to run him off long enough to get me to throw the toy for her! So funny!

I definitely think they do better in pairs- that's why I rescued Miles from the pound. Lexi was really mopey and sad. I swear she was depressed!! It's much better with TWO!! (Or more!!) 🙂

PS- I tell Lexi the same thing: Where are those kitties?! And she runs to the window to look outside for them! I nearly fell over when I saw yours do that!!

That video is darling. Toby really wants to play. I guess he does need a playmate with the same energy level. I would love to have a playmate for my Hollie.

At the Waukesha Show this weekend - Sofia - the blind puppy had the occasion to meet up with some bigger cousins - 2 Beezers. She had a blast - - my camera is not fast enough so that you don't really see their antics - more the before and after but she sure does make friends.

I just posted a couple of pictures at the bottom of the NEWS page on my website. Too funny.

http://mijokrbasenjis.homestead.com/news.html

@dmcarty:

At the Waukesha Show this weekend - Sofia - the blind puppy had the occasion to meet up with some bigger cousins - 2 Beezers. She had a blast - - my camera is not fast enough so that you don't really see their antics - more the before and after but she sure does make friends.

I just posted a couple of pictures at the bottom of the NEWS page on my website. Too funny.

http://mijokrbasenjis.homestead.com/news.html

She is so beautiful. I know she would be great for Toby. Thanks for sharing.

Hey! I have a little basenji girl I just rescued that would love to find a boy brother!!

Although I would love to keep her, three is a bit difficult to handle in the car. 2 is perfect!

I love when they do the paw / poking thing.

I love that too, Your b's vocals are SOO interesting, like a dino growl, lol. CUTE!!

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