Hello all! I'm Sadie. I'd never had a dog before getting re-married last year. My husband has an 8 year old female Basenji named Haley. I have 2 sons in college and I gained 3 step-sons! I was not in the least bit worried about being a step mom to boys…luckily, I love teenage boys.......but, I had no idea how I'd handle having a step-dog! Lo and behold, I ADORE her!!!!!! We've become very best friends! I can't imagine my life without her! She's somewhat of a nut case (!) so I'll eventually write to all of you for advise. In the meantime, I'm loving this fascinating little being!
Welcome…and congrats on the marriage and "adoption"! You'll find out who's adopted who over time…this forum is a great way to get familiar with (although from the "nut case" comment, it sounds like you're already on your way...) and learn and of course, share all things "Basenji". Looking forward to hearing (and maybe seeing) from you in the future!
Thank you all for your welcoming words! I'm learning alot by reading your posts. Sounds like some of the things I think are "weird" about Haley are actually normal for Basenjis…...but, a few things may be uniquely HER. I'm trying to figure out if she has separation anxiety or is just MAD at me when I leave the house without her.......I'm going to try a few things that I've read in this forum. Thanks everyone!
hee-hee Yes, I 'spose so! Unfortunately Haley was the only family member who DIDN'T get to attend the wedding. We were married on the steps of the Sacramento capitol building…..only my 2 sons and my husband's 3 sons attending. I'm so glad my step-dog is a girl!! ha-ha
Welcome Sadie! Yes, she may be quite mad when you leave. After all those years in a house loaded with testosterone, she probably feels she's found her estrogen soul mate :D.
An online Basenji dictionary would not have a definition for "weird". It would just say "see 'Normal', 'Attention Getting', 'Innate Behavior', 'Prozak'," and be supported by google ad pop-ups for king size beds, toilet paper sales, underwear outlet stores, and indestructible dog toys (which we all know only exist in fantasy land). :D:D
Hmmmmm….......I'm trying to figure out how to add pictures to a post.
Hey! It worked! This is a picture of our wedding in front of the capitol building in Sacramento, CA. Me, John, my 2 sons, and his 3 sons.
I'll try to post some pics of Haley next.