So I caved this Christmas and agreed to put up the tree. Last year I won the argument, saying that the dog would be all over it, but we saw some neighbors use a fire grate around it to keep the dog back. So this year I put it up to see what would happen, prepared to go shopping for a fire grate soon after.
Wouldn't you know it? She-Ra could care less about that tree with all the shiny stuff on it (shatterproof ornaments), and pretty much just treats it like another piece of furniture she's not interested in. Our cat on the other hand… :mad:
We have an arts festival here in AZ every holiday season so we thought it'd be fun to take the dog along. Lots of people really interested in our dog, some who had heard about Basenjis and others who had never seen them before. One person was REALLY knowledgeable about the breed, and said she had good confirmation, which made me feel good.
Best part: One group of people, when I was explaining "barkless" and the "yodel" to them, said "Make her yodel!" and all I could do was give them a look and say "You don't 'make' these dogs do anything!"
Extra bonus: She slept like a rock after her big morning out. "A tired Basenji is a good Basenji."