I am so excited! After searching and searching and searching with no luck for other basenji owners in my area, I may have found a lead! I live in Kiel, WI but work in Sheboygan, WI, which is also my hometown where the rest of my family still lives. The cities are about 20 miles apart. My sister called me yesterday, all excited saying she was going to the YMCA and saw someone walking a dog exactly like Tosca! I asked her if she was SURE it was a basenji, and she said yes, she looked just like her! I said "well you gotta go stop them and say hi and ask about his basenji!" Well, she was too shy and wouldn't do it, but she said she saw him again today. Once school starts back up and I go back to work, I am definitely going to have to stake out the area after school, since the place she saw him is just a couple of blocks away! Yeah, I will feel weird just going up and talking to him, and maybe I am weird, but as you all know basenji owners are one of a kind, and I know I get super excited whenever anyone recognizes Tosca as a basenji and asks me about her…he will probably be the same way, right? LOL, if not I will make a fool out of myself to a complete stranger...oh well. Wish me luck in my stalking adventures...I will let you know if I manage to find him!
This would be really cool...the only other basenji owners in my area I have been able to find were almost 45 min away...we did a meet up one day and unfortuately their b's did not like Tosca so we had to keep them separated...it was still fun talking to another basenji owner though, and it was the only time I ever saw another basenji in person!