Hi, my name is Vicki. I live in Renton, Washington and have owned basenjis for over 17 years.
My 16 year old red & white, Congo, went to puppy heaven this last April. He lived a great life. It was actually harder to watch him grow old and unhappy than it was to send him back to a young body where he could run and jump and play and be happy again. I have been spreading his ashes at all his favorite places.
I also have a almost 7 year old tri female, Bandit. She is a big girl and loves to chase squirells and go to the Cedar River every weekend. When I spread Congo's ashes there, she walked right through the water where I had sprinkled them. She really loved Congo. She lost more than my husband and I when we lost Congo.
I felt so bad for Bandit that I signed up for BRAT almost immediately. The end of May I got a call, was I still looking? There was a 1 1/2 year old male tri available and they could bring him to me that day. He needed to get out of his current environment and the lady that usually fosters was out on vacation.
Hunter is a precious little boy who just wanted to be loved. He lived with 2 big dogs and plays like a big dog. Way too rough for Bandit's liking. She is putting him in his place, as are we, when he dives straight for her throat and chomps down.
My only problem with Hunter is that he and Bandit fight. Like, really get into it on occasion. I really need to know what to do to make them not do that. Hunter is now our dog and I will not rehome him. He is just too precious and doesn't deserve that. Bandit is a little afraid of him and is a little depressed but ok.