Greetings from Loki & Freya (and their human Cecilia)!
Loki (the Norse God of Mischief) is the b/w one in the pictures and Freya (the Norse Goddess of Love) is the redhead. They were both born in December 2006, so they are still rambunctious puppies.
Loki chose Cecilia to be his human (he was from Sandra Cyrus - Mountain Basenji Dogs in SoCal), when he was about 10 weeks old. At that time, the neighbor had a Husky who was Loki's best buddy and they would play every day. Sadly, Dakota had to go to doggy heaven and as a result, Loki was very lonely. Fortunately, Loki found a girlfriend: Freya (from Connie Paulsen - Khani's Basenjis in Oregon), when they were both about 9 months old. It was love at first sight and they do EVERYTHING together: sleep in the same crate (even though it really is too small for both of them), eat out of the same bowl, carry the same stick around, chase squirrels, etc.
In two of the pictures, you can see them wearing their wireless fence collars (no, they are not bark collars). It took them one "zap" to figure the system out, and they stay within their allowed area even if there are interesting critters (dogs, cats, bears, squirrels, etc.) passing by outside of the boundary. The transmitter is portable, so it goes with us when we travel. I know that wireless fences are not considered "proper" fences. But I must emphasize that I never leave them alone in the yard - we have coyotes, bears, stray dogs and other "wild" animals that are not being prevented from crossing the boundary. When they are home alone (which does not happen very often since I work from home), they go in their crate for some quality nap time.
In one picture, Loki is wearing his saddle bags. Both of them love having a job (carrying water) when we go hiking, and it also helps slowing them down a little bit ;-). We go hiking every day (it's either an hour of exercise, or an hour of cleaning up toilet paper and toy "guts" scattered all over…)