I have just been viewing and really enjoying these forums.
My name is Anthony, I am an English guy living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In December 2003 my daughter brought home 2 Thai Basenji puppies who were given to her by a school friend. They are brother and sister from a litter of 10.
The dog is great, he has almost human characteristics and is extremely funny, a real clown sometimes. We named him Whisky.
The bitch is a difference kettle of fish, she is quite nervy and also very attention seeking. She will growl and snarl at strangers outside our front gate, but if anyone actually comes into the house, she will run and hide. We named her Pudding. Sometimes she will growl at my family and me but we know her moods well. To love Pudding requires lots of understanding and tolerance.
In January 2005 Pudding suddenly began to attack Whisky. We tried so hard later on to keep them together, but the fights were becoming bloody and serious.
This is Chiang Mai in Thailand and unlike in the West, there are no dog rescue centres. The only option here is to literally turn the dog out into the streets that would mean certain doom for the animal.
Luckily I have a large house, plenty of land space with two & a half metre brick walls surrounding the grounds. My family and I decided to go to the extremes and had a wooden partician built inside my house separating the 2 dogs. Many of my friends thought I was crazy, I don’t care, these dogs are firmly part of our family and spoilt something rotten.
In Thailand, the King is a great dog lover and his favourite is a brown Basenji that was rescued from the streets of Bangkok.