Your oddball

How is your B just a little bit off???? :p

Cinnamon, my first B must bite the sliding door once before she runs out to chase whatever poor creature has wandered into the yard. She also has a strong passion for frozen peas. When I was a little girl I would sit on the edge of the couch and throw (and eat) frozen peas all over the house for her to find.. .. although it did lead to my parents stepping in green goop once or twice. 🙂 Cinnamon is also terrified of bananas, show her a banana and she'll take off.

Lycia LOVES bugs, I mean really really really loves bugs. All kinds of bugs. She likes to spear them with her nose in the grass. She gets more excited about a bug than liver, or ham - or any other kind of normal treat. I swear if I take her in the show ring I will bait her with a live cricket! Normally, she sleeps in the little B-ball position when she naps… however at night, she sleeps with her legs thrust completely out - and almost rigid. She looks like a cartoon dead animal, legs straight up in the air, with big Xs on the eyes.

So tell me, what are some strange things that your B(s) does?

Blaze has to groan in absolue pleasure, rather loudly when scratching his ears. He does this for about twenty minutes every night while we watch tv. It is the strangest…

Shango licks my ears when I'm not paying attention to him. No joke! I am a writer so often times, when I'm knee-deep in a project at my laptop, I'll feel a sudden and surprising liiiick, right in my ear. It's hysterical!

My previous beastie used to like to sit in the strawberry patch and daintily take 1 or 2 bites out of each ripe strawberry. 🙂
EL D likes to sit behind me on the chair while I'm eating my dinner (I'm short so I tend to sit towards the edge of the chair). :rolleyes:
Also he absolutely can't wait for me to get out of the shower so he can lick dry my legs. :p

Fatia jumps onto the bathroom counter as soon as I take out the hair dryer to dry my hair and sits there the entire time… as soon as I am done she gone...

Dallas loves to sit in the bathroom while someone is showering or taking a bath. During baths he will just walk up to the tub & start licking you dry…he does this also when you step out of the shower. LOL

He also loves necks so if he can manage to get his whole body around/on/beside your neck, he's one happy pup. 🙂

And I am sure there are a million more to add since we all know how odd basenjis are...;)

Apache likes to announce a new day has begun. As soon as he knows I've waken up, he stretches out into that long frog position and lets out the LOUDEST yawns. If my husband doesn't stir, he crawls over and does it in his ear. We haven't needed an alarm clock since he's been here.

Jack is strange…we often laugh at him. he doesn't really mind too much....

He is terrified of ribbons or streamers or plastic bags in the wind. He will stalk them, then stretch his neck out to sniff and make sure they are safe.

When my husband is overseas for long periods of time, I talk to him on video conferencing online. Jack can hear his voice, and goes racing around the house trying to find him.

He really likes to sit on the footrest of the recliner. If your legs are there he will scoot right next to them, and apply steady pressure until you move.

When we go on roadtrips, he prefers to sit facing backwards, looking at the back of the back seat.

He prefers to poop on gravel or rocks. He is much less discerning about peeing. And he squats to pee...he doesn't lift a leg.

And he loooves to be carried around like a baby.

He is fascinated with baby strollers. I don't know if he wants to see what is in them, or if he wants to go for a ride.

Dallas also is still a squatter when he pees & I am getting him fixed next month so it seems like he will always be one. I'm grateful for that though. When he goes in his crate he only goes in his crate & not all over the walls, carpet, etc. :p

Dallas also will sit "pretty" if he knows anyone in the house has something he may want. So if someone has some food he decided he wants, he will walk in front of them & do his "pretty" sit & just wait. Sometimes while doing this he starts kind of closing his eyes like he's falling asleep waiting. LOL

I'll get down on the floor and sit or kneel Abby will come over and sit or stand right next to me, if I move she will move again and stand or sit right next to me.
She does this with my other dog too, or she will put her paw up and touch my other dogs face almost like she is petting her. She toooooo funny! 🙂

@Ninabeana26:

Dallas also is still a squatter when he pees & I am getting him fixed next month so it seems like he will always be one. I'm grateful for that though. When he goes in his crate he only goes in his crate & not all over the walls, carpet, etc. :p

Dallas also will sit "pretty" if he knows anyone in the house has something he may want. So if someone has some food he decided he wants, he will walk in front of them & do his "pretty" sit & just wait. Sometimes while doing this he starts kind of closing his eyes like he's falling asleep waiting. LOL

Brando at 3 years old is a squatter…although he'll lift his leg if he wants to mark something really bad, so I know he knows how to do it. I actually prefer it if he lifts his leg, because when he squats, it sometimes goes all over his paws...but then he licks them dry. It is quite the scene with him :D!!!!

Piper is deathly afraid of her shadow. In the evening when the sun is low and it creates really long shadows Piper will go out in the yard and as soon as she notices her shadow she will bark once then come flying back to the door and will not move. If it wasn’t for the house creating a “shadow free zone” she would probably never go to the bathroom in the evening.

The same thing happens after dark as well if I turn the light on, so we have to go out in the dark and I must say it’s not that easy seeing what a black dog is doing with no light.:)

Mirtillo freaks out when the ground is wet (some raindrops) or looks like it's wet. He also doesn't like it when there is loose grass or mud on the ground. He will lift his legs like a little horse, so he doesn't have to touch the ground too often. (his theory)

Booger MUST touch us at all times when he is relaxing. If we give him a bone or chew toy, he will bring it to wherever we are & lay down touching us. If we're watching tv or reading or sleeping, he is always touching us. When we're at the dog park he doesn't hang out with us too much (obviously other dogs are way more fun), but if we don't may eye contact or call his name for a few minutes, he will come up to us to check in. He'll wait until we acknowledge him in some way (eye contact, saying something, pat his head) & then run off again.
Lola likes to greet the day when we wake up. She stays asleep until we're up (thankfully something they are both GREAT at), and then as soon as we stir, she is up like a shot. She comes to the head of the bed & starts stretching & barooing. She'll let out 5 or 6 good full baroos while she stretches & then she's out of bed & ready to start her day.

Tosca is definitely an odd dog all around 🙂 But one thing that comes to mind is when we are wrestling/playing with her she will do the B500, jump up on the couch (where we always have blankets) and gently bite the blanket over and over until we come after her again or she is ready to play some more and come after us! Its hard to describe but its like she is thinking, "I'm so excited, I don't know what to do with all my pent up feelings/energy, I guess I better chew this blanket!" You gotta see it to know what i mean, but its rather amusing 🙂

In the morning after we go for our morning walk. Indi will bolt into the apartment speed into the bedroom, jump into the air while turning over onto his back and body slam my fiance awake(no one is ever hurt). Its wicked funny, especially when Turin isn't awake enough to block.

Sahara will go outside if she thinks I am getting her food ready, it's like she thinks my food will not be there until I go out the doggie door and come back in a few. It is a every day occurence twice a day, it is so strange.
She also will not go outside if it is raining, or the grass is wet, she will just hold it until a better time to potty.

  1. Obsessively licks both me and the wife before settling down to sleep. Nobody goes to bed without a bath on their forehead and cheeks.

  2. When she gets her nightly chew (if she's been good on the walk), she takes it, buries it in the couch or somewhere, then digs it up five minutes later to have. Sometimes she forgets so we always try to keep an eye on where she buried it.

  3. Like Jack, she likes to sleep on the foot part of the recliner. She also has two "burrows" in our sectional couch along the top where she nests.

@Jylly18:

Tosca is definitely an odd dog all around 🙂 But one thing that comes to mind is when we are wrestling/playing with her she will do the B500, jump up on the couch (where we always have blankets) and gently bite the blanket over and over until we come after her again or she is ready to play some more and come after us! Its hard to describe but its like she is thinking, "I'm so excited, I don't know what to do with all my pent up feelings/energy, I guess I better chew this blanket!" You gotta see it to know what i mean, but its rather amusing 🙂

I get it! Squiggy does this. He also will pick up a toy and do that if it is closer. It is just too funny.

Squiggy also likes to stand on the end tables and survey his surroundings, kind of like my own little statue.
He loves it when I get new magizines. He likes for me to tear out the perfume sample strips so he can flop around on it.
If I am eating and I tell him to "get back" or "no", he throws a tantrum sometimes by running off and finding something in the room, picking it up and tossing it. Then he comes back and sits with his back to me. *he should know he only gets left overs in his bowl and when I am done.
He also dislikes to be slowly pushed. If he is standing near me and I take my hand and put it on his side and apply a pushing pressure, he pushes back and then eventually do the B500 out of annoyance.

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