You know, you get told by everyone how un-doglike basenjis are, but i dont think you can ever truely appreciate it until you own one. The noises are one thing. Then theres the washing like a cat. Oh, and sleeping like a cat… And then theres the eating habits!! Maybe its just Maya, but she eats like a cat too :p We've started moving her onto cooked meat to introduce her to the raw stuff (she's loving it) but she laps at it like a kitten lol. She does that until all the juice is gone, then eats the chunks of meat. Its so funny. She is also so different to my lab and pugs. You put a bowl infront of them and they stand and eat it. With Maya, she eats for a few mins. Then has a wander round the room. Goes back, eats some more. Grabs and chunk of meat and brings it over to me (she will not leave until i've taken it and told her what a good girl she is :rolleyes:) then she goes back over, drags a few chunks out, bites them into tiny pieces, spreads them on the floor, eats them, wanders around again, goes back and eats some more... etc etc etc. You get the idea
And now, she has her favourite thing in the world, a tripe stick. She cant even just sit and eat one of those. She keeps bringing it over to show me, and i have to take it and tell her what a CLEVER GIRL she is (which brings on much wiggling and yodelling ) then give it back to her and she's eat it some more... This has been going on for about 20 mins. Thankfully, she's nearly done with it!!
She also doesnt just chew her chews and bones and stuff, she's like a wild lion or something, just rips bits off it and eats them. They really are one step out of the wild
Im just really finding her so fascinating. She is a complete angel, but so different from my other dogs. She has the funniest habits and has to be told how good she is at all times. She seems to really wait on being praised. Bless her!!