I had a situation similar to @elbrant. I contacted a breeder wanting to get on a list for a puppy. She said she had a 16 month female that was available -she was going to SHOW but changed her mind. I said I had my heart set on a puppy and she said “the puppy stage is short- lived and there were a lot of advantages of getting a young dog that was past the puppy stage - you should at least come and meet the dog.” Needless to say it was love at first sight - she immediately bonded w/ my husband curling up next to him. Years later the breeder stated to me that she knew we were the right family for the dog - that she had only seen 2 times when one of her dogs immediately bonded with a family. I always said “ Kembe chose us.” In hind sight it was a blessing - I got a dog that was potty trained, could walk on leash, and already knew basic commands. My only regret is that I did not get her a sibling so that she had a companion. You shouldn’t have any issues. Congratulations- look forward for great adventure and happiness with your new basenji.
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Forever Amber last edited by
I have to say one of the best decisions I made was getting zoe. As I sit here and type this she is laying in my lap. She just makes me happy. She is my walking companion and makes it all the more enjoyable. She forgives me for being gone so long at work and greets me like I had been gone for days instead of hours. She also forgives me for being the anchor at the end of her leash thats keeps her from catching that rabbit (though she cant help giving me that reproachful look). She makes me laugh! She isn't always good but she is never bad. She makes life better. I dont know how I went so long without a B!!! I must be crazy, but I'm crazy about her. She is like a piece of chocolate you think just one but then you want another. I only have zoe and i'm thinking 2 maybe 3 would be good.
nobarkus last edited by
That's really wonderful and well said. Thanks for sharing that!
wizard last edited by
That's very well put - thanks.
bellabasenji last edited by
That is so sweet!:) It's funny how these furkids worm thier way into our hearts…