Hello basenji forums!

hi all. i finally signed up to the forum after perusing for awhile. i have a basenji, omar who is the love of my life [sorry dave] i am slightly obsessed with his basenji-ness. could you blame me? one of my favorite basenji things happens while on walks. people come up to us and ask if he is a basenji and then tell us their own basenji related history. people get mesmerized by watching him and recalling a basenji from their youth or past. USUALLY a fond memory. of course omar ignores them completely. anyhoo. omar is a celebrity and knows it! i look forward to getting to know the forums and its pack of basenji lovers.
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Houston

Welcome onboard, we're glad to have you and Omar..He is a looker alright. How old is he? I am fairly new myself to the B world, but I have takin' it by the storm, much to my hubby's dissmay..I too, am obsesses with Otis' basenji-ness, where as my husband is annoyed..not me..

Awwww, what a cute sleeping Basenji. Aren't they so well behaved that way, asleep:). Welcome to you and your family.

How did Omar find you?

thanks for the welcome. i had been begging to get a dog for YEARS. any dog would do. right before my 40th birthday i told my man i needed a good present, not expensive but meaningful and appropriate to celebrate my aging…like a dog! it worked! after searching high and low at the shelters and countless hours "looking busy" searching petfinder.com at work..we went into a pet store 'just to look'. they let us hold a basenji puppy and it was love at first cuddle. it took another four months to find a breeder. when we went into the yard where the puppies were, with their mother and father, omar came right up to us and sat right in front of us to say "don't even bother looking at the others. it's me. i'm the one. so get me out of this trailer park and back to the big city where i finally take the throne that is my birthright" and so it was....

Welcome to the forum. Great little shot of Omar. I used to walk my previous 2 Basenjis by this guy's house and he would be out in front and he'd joke saying "If my wife sees those 2 she'll want another one". She had one but died of old age.

Welcome to the forum, Omar looks lovely 🙂

"get me out of this trailer park and back to the big city where i finally take the throne that is my birthright"

OMG, that had me spitting my coffee…(slight pause while I clean the screen and the key board)....You and Omar sound like the perfect couple. [Sorry Dave]:D

He is so sweet and welcome. Love your story. Happy Birthday!

Rita Jean

Hello and welcome to the forum, Omar looks lovely:D

Houston

Cool story and yes I laughed so very hard, I have to lay down for a minute, side stitches..Ok, I am back..

Happy to have you join the forum!

Welcome to yet another basenji addict!!

Basenji Mix

Oh man, he's cute. No, wait, "cute" is diminuitive. Sorry, Omar–I meant to say "he's clearly destined for world domination."

I definitely cooed the "awww loulou" when I saw that sleeping pic. Trop beau!!

greetings from Paris!

Glad you found us.

Welcome. What a splendid birthday gift. Poor Dave, he will be second fiddle for a long time. My husband says he knows he is last in order in my heart, but actually I love him the more as he is not jealous. Indeed, he loves the critters as much as I do.

Omar is a very handsome guy.

Welcome to the forum!!!

What a great present to get a Basenji :D:D

Welcome to the forum! Omar looks and sounds like a great B! 🙂

@MacPack:

Welcome. What a splendid birthday gift. Poor Dave, he will be second fiddle for a long time. My husband says he knows he is last in order in my heart, but actually I love him the more as he is not jealous. Indeed, he loves the critters as much as I do.

Omar is a very handsome guy.

In 1976 my girl friend at the time got upset one night and threw my tri's bone across the room saying "that dog get's more attention than I do". Years later in 1989 my ex-wife gets upset at me on a camping trip for giving the same tri more attention than her, she says. That tri by the way was way more devoted than either of them.

Welcome to you and Omar.

I know what you mean about celebrity status, all the kids in our street know Poppy. I am sure we all are well versed in explaining what a Basenji is!

Steve.

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