Thought it might be interesting to join a group that understands how wonderful these dogs are. We recently purchased a basenji (Approx. 10 months ago) and our life has not been the same since. It is so nice to read other people's life stories with there dogs because everyone I work with thinks I am nuts. Trixie is her name and mischief and distruction our her game. I do not have time to list the things that the love of our life has destroyed, maimed or just took over as hers, but she has added more laughter in our lives than I could begin to tell you. I will talk more later.