Let me set the scene for you all. I decided that after all the stress with getting Zaire’s DNA submission the kids and I would go out camping. So off we went to the Oregon coast. It was a beautiful day, and a great night to be in a tent.
Now after many years of camping I have learned to fend off the sun for about an hour after it comes up, I simply place a towel or blanket over my head. Since I have had Charlie I use a blanket while camping anyway so I don’t end up fighting an angry terrier all night who just wants into my sleeping bag. Charlie loves nothing better than sleeping in, and so has been great while camping about letting me cover him and myself back up first thing in the morning.
5:30am: The sun is just creeping through the trees, the scent of ocean in the air, the birds chirping. I roll over and throw the blanket over my head and snuggle down next to the dogs.
OUCH!!!!! WHAT WAS THAT!
That’s right in a flash (or approximately 5 minutes after I had passed back out) Zaire decided it WAS time to wake up. Of course Charlie had something to say about that. So here I am in a public camp ground at some un-holy time in the morning, two dogs going at it, trying my best to calm them down and not cuss at the top of my lungs for having my face trampled by multiple feet (Thank the maker I had clipped their nails the morning before).
SHHHHHHH QUIET…OUCH Charlie don’t step on me…….Ouch Zaire no no little girl no biting. No Charlie no yelling, it’s ok be a good boy…….Zaire you are going to wake up the whole park, shhhhh sweetie.
dogs now laying down together
So was it my great calming skills, my relaxed personality, or the love my dogs have for me that quieted them down?
You all own Basenjis…You know the answer.
OF COURSE I DIDN’T
So what caused the sudden ceasefire you ask?
Zaire was screaming at Charlie and suddenly coughed…AND SPIT A TOOTH OUT AT HIM.
I almost died laughing. Charlie just froze, laid down, and started licking her muzzle.
I guess sometimes teething is a good thing, I just never know it was also a weapon. :p