Well we have settled in and the boys now have a new routine. I have been working 9-10 hour days and the transition has been tough.
I went from a fenced yard house to a condo on the second floor. The boys have a long walk in the morning and eve. we are trying a new dog park every sunday for 3 hours at least.
They were both raised to be in the kennel when I was at work and to sleep at night. The have a huge wire kennel for a large dog.
The condo I am in is a 2br/2ba and the most important part and the seller for me, it is all tile…..everything.
So, with the increase in my hours at the new job I have put up a baby gate in my 2nd bedroom and it is now a basenji room. so they are out all day.
When I used to take the boys to work with me I found that they slept most of the day in their kennel with the door open. They like their bed. Cairo (the pup) wrestles with Caesar all day and Caesar grumps about it. caesar has been giving me a full down the back mohawk every morning now when i go to work which is odd and i think is him upset i am leaving.
I have found a dog park finally that meets my criteria. I think that living in Tampa really spoiled me with the dog park savy owners and quality of the parks. I have been extremely disappointed with one I went to close to my place in Orlando thus far and have high hopes for the one I am going to try today. It is off of Longate (i think) and in an area called Winter park. I did a drive by earlier in the week and a nice guy with greyhounds informed me that it is an entire park fenced which is 13 acres. It has the fence that goes down into the lake for dogs to swim, it also has a pavillion and trails and grills (not sold on that yet?).
I am not sure how Cairo the roamer will do off leash with that much wooded area since he likes to explore off leash, but I guess he was ok at West park with the gang....but he had the pack to stimulate him to come back to home base. We will find out today.
I am hoping that this will be my new Sunday morning haunt. If anyone knows anyone in Orlando I would love to meet up. The boys are starved for socialization and are taunted by rabbits, squirells, cats, ducks and dogs they cant get too on our daily walks.
I would love to get a basenji pack again. They need it. I havent found a way to lure Savannah and Bodhi over here yet, LOL.....so any of the Tampa pack is always welcome to crash at my place in Orlando if ever you are here for vaca or work.
So, I am looking for some new basenjis out there in Orlando. Trying to lure my old basenji friends in and need some advice on indoor at home basenji entertainment while i am at work.
I dont have a tv in that room so that option is out. I can access XM radio in their room if anyone has tips on types of music or programs that stimulate dogs. that is my first basic step i think, they have all of their toys in there and arent damaging any of the furniture....but i am sure i can add more for them...