So…this is about, oh, two weeks late. I just got the pics off our camera. We had our first volunteer experience with BRAT and in this case it was the "T" part. We were a link in the Basenji Underground Railroad. This mother-daughter pair ages 10 and 2 were from a group of 5 advertised as free in the paper back in Sept. "Jack" the light brindle boy on BRAT was one of them as well. On the same day the ad was posted I called and gave their owner some info about BRAT's fostering and placement process. I drove to go visit the girls in their previous home for an evaluation. To be involved in transporting them to a basenji rescue experienced home in FL after having gotten the ball rolling on their placement was really special. I was really pleased too that Ruby seemed much friendlier on the transport day. During the evaluation she would not approach me willingly or come anywhere near me. It was a big difference.
I hear they're doing really really well in their new home. Here are some pics from our journey together.
Having them loose in the car was not at all ideal, and not something we do with our dogs. However, the crate we use in the car is also the crate our dogs are in when we're not home....so, that was an issue. We tried to put one of them in Zippy's old plastic crate but that wasn't going to fly.....
It only took them an hour to settle down!
The mom Scarlett is the B/W and Ruby is the R/W.