• Hey guys, while I was at work at the dog bakery, and lamenting the fact that there aren't more Basenji's in my area, I've come up with an idea. I'd like to know what you all think.

    Since we all love our dogs so much, what if we took the opportunity to make new friends for both us, as people and our pups!

    What would happen is, whoever is involved, we'll have like a gift exchange! We would organize fun packages with pictures of our B's, some toys, treats, or other fun things that a new friend might enjoy!

    I'm volunteering to organize it all. We can decide if we want it monthly, once every two months, every six months….etc. Once we decide that, I'll take everyone involved and assign Basenji Buddies; two people that will chat about what their pups like, what they may want as far as treats, toys...etc as well as exchange mailing addresses.

    Let me know if this is something you all would be interested in. I think it'll be fun to meet new friends and who doesn't love getting packages?


  • Sounds fun. If you get enough people be sure to include me & Dallas 🙂


  • That's a great idea Andrew! I think it can be a lot of fun.

    Please email us at admin@basenjiforums.com to discuss and iron out the details.

    For our member privacy protection we have some forum guidelines about exchanging and collecting personal information on a public forum by forum members. We need to make sure any programs and initiatives organized on the forum follow our forum guidelines and are ran by us first.

    Thank you,
    Alex


  • Sounds like fun, and we should definitely include holiday gift exchanges too. Sign me and Scarlett up if you get it going.


  • I would like to join in too! I have to include Chase our Puggle in our package though, Zahra does nothing without him!

    Sign us up.


  • Yeah that would be lots of fun! Sign Tosca and I up 🙂


  • Don't leave Sahara and I out, we want to play too!


  • @AndrewnShango:

    Hey guys, while I was at work at the dog bakery, and lamenting the fact that there aren't more Basenji's in my area, I've come up with an idea. I'd like to know what you all think.

    Since we all love our dogs so much, what if we took the opportunity to make new friends for both us, as people and our pups!

    What would happen is, whoever is involved, we'll have like a gift exchange! We would organize fun packages with pictures of our B's, some toys, treats, or other fun things that a new friend might enjoy!

    I'm volunteering to organize it all. We can decide if we want it monthly, once every two months, every six months….etc. Once we decide that, I'll take everyone involved and assign Basenji Buddies; two people that will chat about what their pups like, what they may want as far as treats, toys...etc as well as exchange mailing addresses.

    Let me know if this is something you all would be interested in. I think it'll be fun to meet new friends and who doesn't love getting packages?

    Sounds like a sales pitch.

    -Andrew


  • A good idea but I would like a bit more in the detail department.

    It sounds a bit like the ole pen pals sort of thing - would you make an effort to pair up people in different countries or different parts of the US or would you just draw names out of a hat? It might be fun to hook up with people in your area but then it would also be fun to connect with people far away. Or how about a "regular" with a "newbie"? Could we put a monetary limit on the treat exchange (some people might be willing to participate but won't/can't if it involves too much cost)?


  • i agree with wizard about a cap on the amount we spend on treats. I am still in college and everyone knows how broke you are when you are in school. I definitely want to participate but if it gets to expensive or we are sending packages too frequently i won't be able to continue.


  • Jackpot and I would like to be included as well if this goes down. Sounds like fun!


  • Are we going to go ahead and set this up? With HanaRamaQuanMas only a few months away, it will take some time to be able to send a gift to our overseas friends in time.

    I see three options: totally random (Admin Alex could pull names to pair us up); random within states; semi-random where those who can't afford to ship overseas could indicate that and they would be paired within their country.

    And how about $25 tops on any gift - no more than twice a year.


  • Sounds good! I just replied to the official thread posted by Alex. I think, too, that trying to pair up people within/near their own countries would be good…otherwise to send it overseas might cost more than the gift! So far, in this thread, no one from outside the US responded they wanted to do it anyway, maybe they are thinking the same thing. However, if they want in, hopefully we can work it out so no one is left out!


  • Please post additional comments to the official Basenji Buddy gift exchange thread.

    http://www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=4349

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