What does your Basenji have in common with you? I'm sure there is something that the two of you do alike, or enjoy doing. I'm looking for that thing that you have been doing before your B came into your life.
My Sheba and I enjoy camping and fishing. When I catch a fish she gets excited and sits by my side waiting to see what I caught, she enjoys eating the small ones. When we go camping she sits right next to my chair by the fire.