Thank you for the kind words and the visit to his page. All Basenjis are so photogenic and Dan was no exception. I probably shot in excess of 5000 photos of him and only a handful turned out because he absolutely hated to have his photo taken. He could hear the camera turn on and would either put his ears in helicopter mode or simply turn his head around like Linda Blair in the exorcist. I figured out how to turn the sound off on my camera but he'd still hear the lens extend and that would be it. At least I did get a couple of good'ins.
Dan was euthanized in October and it took nearly six weeks to get his ashes back. By that time the ground was too frozen so we had to wait until the spring to bury him. In the end it was therapeudic for me to have him close to my computer through the winter. It was time to give him back to the earth.