Rare Sighting!
Basenji Mix

This may not be a big deal to most, but I was driving with my son from town and on the way home, my son pointed out a couple walking a red & white Basenji. He was walking so nice and proud. I slowed down and rubber necked as long as I could. :o This is the 1st time ever that I've seen a Basenji in my hometown. Such a rare sighting.

I know exactly how you feel. I've seen one person walk a red/white once and I saw one pup at a puppy store (I went just 'cause I knew he was there). There is a breeder in a nearby city, and I've heard about a bunch more owners, but have never seen any of them. This is surprising because we only have one dog park, which I frequent.

Maybe you'll see them more often and yours will meet a new friend. 🙂

I know what you mean, also. My work can take me to towns/cities 2 hrs away & I have yet to see another B.

G

It sure is weird isn't it? I ran into someone with their little puppy at Tractor Supply a few years ago.

I have only ever seen one basenji out in public here…since I was a kid and my brother had one...and, well, that was a LONG time ago :). There is a 60ish man in Portland that has a black & white (first time I had ever seen a b&w) one and I have seen him on occasion...although, not since I've been collecting my own basenjis :D. Once I was walking and he came around the corner and I said, "oh, a basenji" and he wanted to talk to me because no one ever knew what kind of dog he had. 😃

I just found out that the woman that does fostering for BRAT in Maine, lives less than 3 miles from my house and runs a doggie day care there as well. Knew about the doggie day care, but not the basenji link, so I'm stopping in there on Friday on my day off. So random.

Where are you located in Michigan? I am in the Lansing area. I have seen a few B's over the years and each time I rubber-necked and then pulled the car over to jump out and talk to the person. I probably look like a loon, but I can't help myself with B's!

Linda

Basenji Mix

@barklessk9:

Where are you located in Michigan? I am in the Lansing area. I have seen a few B's over the years and each time I rubber-necked and then pulled the car over to jump out and talk to the person. I probably look like a loon, but I can't help myself with B's!

Linda

Hi Linda from Lansing. We're in Livonia! I wanted to pull over - but didn't because of the thought I'd look like a loon too! :eek: Next time I will, if I ever get another opportunity. The few times I've seen other Basenjis was by intention - a plan to meet up with a couple owners through this forum and at Pet shows.

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