My experience with talk forums has been fun, educational and entertaining. One of the extra perks to the forum experience is that you can meet new people and share experiences. I've taken the opportunity to contact some forum members that I noticed have dogs that are related to one or more of my dogs. I found someone that has a Basenji that is related to one of mine right in my own PA back yard…….red & white furever. RWF has a basenji "Stormie" that is an Uncle to our Cleo…….both are Susan Coe bred dogs. After an exchange of some basic information, RWF and I decided we needed to call a PA Basenji summit…..asap.
On Sat. night, red & white furever and her friend another Basenji owner/lover, stopped by Basenji Park for a PA Summit. It was an exchange of information, stories, ideas, and it was great fun. We found ourselves saying, "my B does that too"……more than once! The similarities of the related dogs was very interesting, Uncle Stormie and Cleo share some similar traits.
So there we where, myself and my Family and some new found Basenji friends enjoying our favorite subject…..curly tailed dogs.
I would encourage others to try to meet, whether it be at a dog show or similar event or a face to face meeting at each others home……..it was rewarding for me. There are some others on the forum I plan on meeting in the future.
Thank You Red & White furever, for having the courage to meet with all of us at Basenji Park strictly on faith…..it was fun and I am all the richer from the experience.