Well, to answer why not another B…. I talked to the breeder I wanted originally and she was not testing for Fanconi on all FOUR (2 males 2 females) of her dogs. I was really upset. I also tried to contact another breeder in MO and all of their baby B's are taken. I contacted BRAT and they had a Basenji available in Michigan and I really don't have the time for travel other than to work and vacation and won't fly a pup.
I went to get Mya a birthday gift for her first birthday. A friend of mine said she had BRAT puppies. I automatically thought B Rescue. She meant BRAT...part Boston Terrier part Rat Terrier...BRAT. I took her to our vet and she said that we couldn't have picked two better breeds. Evie will escape respiratory problems that Boston's have because she has a Rat nose (which is longer). Our vet also said that little miss Eve will most likely live to the ripe old age of 16 years and will hopefully die of old age. That was it!!! Old age won us over.
I love my little miss Mya. I love Basenjis. But the thought of Fanconi kills me. The thought of Mya getting too spoiled to wait another year was hurting too. Mya is well socialized; however, she can really terrify other dogs just by the way her hair stands and her tail doesn't wag to greet them. This was perfect timing for us and for Mya.
Thanks for the nice comments. When I update, I'll be sure to post videos of the pups playing.