Oldest basenji?

Lucky boy, to have enjoyed your company for so many years. Its never easy and the older they get, the more difficult it is to say goodbye - especially to such a gallant old gentleman. Hang in there -

Thank you. It definitely has been tough. Coming home from work, not seeing him and knowing that I won’t be seeing him anymore is rough. He’s been very good to me. A handful, but very good. I’d definitely get another Basenji one day

I am sorry. As long as they still happy. It
still isnt enough

We've had two Basenjis live to 17, one only got to age 3 before she died from cancer and our last one died last year aged 14 1/2 but he had been I'll for 7 years with epilepsy, went blind and also developed kidney disease and finally succumbed from a combination of all plus a moth tumour. However, he was the best tempered and softest Basenji you could imagine. We still miss him terribly.

@mvdperez said in Oldest basenji?:

Hi Roseys Mom.

Just an FYI: this post was started by @Roseys_Mom in 2006. I have no idea why, but she hasn't logged back in to the Forum since then. Every year or so, the thread grows. It seems to have taken on a life of it's own. 🙂 I'm sorry to hear that you had to return your little girl due to illness and hope you find a new little one to cuddle with.

Well I'm not - if you take on a dog it's your responsibility to look after it, you can't just send it back to a rescue centre when the going gets tough. Dogs are sentient creatures not toys to be discarded when the owners gets fed up with them.

@allanc said in Oldest basenji?:

Well I'm not - if you take on a dog it's your responsibility to look after it, you can't just send it back to a rescue centre when the going gets tough. Dogs are sentient creatures not toys to be discarded when the owners gets fed up with them.

Nor am I ! You take on a dog, that dog is your responsibility for its life - or yours. Throwing it back onto a rescue centre - I'm frankly appalled. Are you expecting someone else to take it on ? Or are you just sentencing it to a lonely end ?

That animal trusted you - such a betrayal -

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