Bella's Mom

Hello,

My name is Paula and I am the proud mom of Bella (red & white female) who I acquired from a local resuce group. This is my first adventure in a forum of any sort so it may take awhile for me to get the hang of asking and answering questions.

Many thanks to Liz, Nicole and Carrie who I met at the ASFA trials on Sunday Feb 15th for telling me about this site.

I am looking forward to connecting with fellow Basenji owners!

Welcome to the forum Paula! I was at the trial Saturday but didn't go back Sunday so I am sorry I missed you. Hopefully we can get together at a future event.

Welcome! You'll get the hang of it in no time!

Hello Paula and Bella. Glad you found us. Please tell us more about your Bella (and thanks to the members that told you about this site)

Paula, Nice to see you made it here! (This is Carrie)
Just wanted to let everybody know to look out… Bella is the next big thing in lure coursing! She had never even seen a plastic bag in lure coursing context before this weekend. When Paula slipped her for the first time, Bella stood stock still for about 3 seconds. When she realized what was going off, she took off after the bunny with no further hesitation! As the lure turned back towards the start, she began to return to Paula, not fully realizing she was being encouraged to change those wonderful plastic bags. Once Paula made it clear she could continue, she completed a second loop beautifully! She ran again later in the day. I missed it, but heard it was another great run. She's a natural... Look out world!

Hello & welcome from Canada.

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Welcome to the forum! Can't wait to see pics!

Welcome Paula! It was so great to meet you and Bella on Sunday! And she did sooooo well at her first time chasing the bunny.

I was supposed to give you some lure coursing links but I am at work presently and have everything bookmarked on my other computer. I will post again later tonight.
You will get the hang of the forum in no time 🙂
Don't forget to post pictures!

Welcome to the forums and hello from another "Bella's Mom.":D Oh, and I can't wait 'till you get the hang of navigating the forums so we can see pictures of your Bella!

Thanks for sharing so much on Sunday…any trips to Lewis Park planned anytime soon? I definitely would like to meet up for playdates. Bella and I are planning to go to Kennesaw Mountain this weekend (weather permitting) and of course we top off each Sat & Sun at the Swift-Cantrell off leash park. Looking forward to the links when time permits...Paula and Bella

Hi Paula,

Here are all the links in my coursing bookmarks folder:
http://www.toddbirchfield.com/

He is a judge, whippet/greyhound owner, and one of the officers for Coursing Hound Association of the Southeast (CHASE). Premiums can sometimes be found here.

http://www.umarapiti.com/default.html

Photographer that does most coursing events. Many pictures of Zip and Lola can be found here.

http://www.gocoursing.com/

This is Ruthanna Birchfield's site. This is where we got Zip's coursing blankets. She is Todd's wife and is sometimes the Field Trial Secretary for coursing events.

http://www.atlantawhippet.com/upcomingevents.html

A regional coursing club. They do a lot of events in Calhoun.

http://www.nghounds.info/

S.O.N.G. site. They have the Sunday practices. If you e-mail the secretary she will get you on the e-mail list, that is how they get the word out about practice dates.

http://www.asfa.org/

I think you've already been here….

http://www.carolinacoursing.com/

A regional coursing club.

http://www.mahahounds.org/index.html

Another club.

http://sites.google.com/site/asfaregion7/

Region 7's website.

http://sites.google.com/site/asfaregion7/

AKC, to search for AKC coursing events. Go to Events and Awards search on the left and select Lure coursing on the "Competition Type" drop down menu.

If Bella doesn't have AKC registration you can apply for an ILP # for her and she can compete in pretty much any event except conformation. Carrie will be able to tell you more about that.

@Bella's:

Thanks for sharing so much on Sunday…any trips to Lewis Park planned anytime soon? I definitely would like to meet up for playdates. Bella and I are planning to go to Kennesaw Mountain this weekend (weather permitting) and of course we top off each Sat & Sun at the Swift-Cantrell off leash park. Looking forward to the links when time permits...Paula and Bella

Actually I'm free on Sunday, so we could have a playdate.

You are awesome! I think I gave my cell phone number to Carrie…or maybe it was you. I would definitely like to meet up for playdates...my cell 678-270-0403. Bella and I plan to hit the mountain (weather permitting) on Sat morn and afternoon, as well as Sunday morn and afternoon.

Hey Paula,

Posting personal info is a no no. If you e-mail the moderators you can ask them to send us your e-mail address and we can be in touch that way.

Clearly I don't know the rules…how do I email the moderator?

Yeah it's ok, no worries, really.
Um….I think they are
admin@basenjiforums.com

Or "Contact Us" on the bottom right ought to work also.

Thanks, I just sent an email to the webmaster to forward my info to you…let's see what happens. Tell Liz, Zip and the ever handsome Riley "Hi! from myself and Bella"

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