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I find it interesting that if I leave Cody uncrated in the house with Moe at any time of the day or night, he is no longer destructive. They mostly sleep when they are left alone. However, if Cody wakes up in the morning with everyone home but still sleeping, there is no telling what kind of mess we will wake up to. Unfortunately, for the last 3 weeks Cody has been waking up between 3:30 and 5 am to go outside. He actually pulls the blankets off of me to wake me up. Most of the time, he will go back to sleep after we come back inside.

This morning, after coming back inside and going back to bed, he woke up again at some point. Obviously, I didn?t feel or hear him, which usually I do, so he must have been extra stealthy. Apparently, he opened the cabinet and found something fun to chew. My dad is the one that found it, and said it was too funny to even be mad at him. The funny thing is, he doesn?t even like peanut butter unless there is hamburger in it.
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It's not the peanut butter, it has a nice crunchy plastic lid.

@nobarkus:

It's not the peanut butter, it has a nice crunchy plastic lid.

That's exactly what I was thinking. 😃

Houston

Too funny. Great story, but yes, the plastic, yumm-o.
Otis had to have a banana yesterday morning, peel and all. He took it himself out of the fruitbasket..and he doesn't really like bananas, but hey you got to do what you got to do, while waiting and waiting for breakfast. He sounds very mistreated, doesn't he?

@Basenjimamma:

Too funny. Great story, but yes, the plastic, yumm-o.
Otis had to have a banana yesterday morning, peel and all. He took it himself out of the fruitbasket..and he doesn't really like bananas, but hey you got to do what you got to do, while waiting and waiting for breakfast. He sounds very mistreated, doesn't he?

I'm going to have to add that to my "Otis theft list". Let's see Bacon, cinnamon rolls, butter and Banana. We just about have a breakfast meal put together for our new Texas Style Basenji Breakfast menu. Has he stolen any eggs? 😃

Houston

Yes eggs are favorites, they all steal them while I am gathering them from the coop..take the whole egg and walk away, drop it once or twice until they break, then feast…fresh, still warm, straight from a chicken bottom..yumm-o.

He is getting healthier though, now bananas

He must have needed some potassium, eh? 😃

@Basenjimamma:

Yes eggs are favorites, they all steal them while I am gathering them from the coop..take the whole egg and walk away, drop it once or twice until they break, then feast…fresh, still warm, straight from a chicken bottom..yumm-o.

He is getting healthier though, now bananas

Ya hoo! We have our complete meal then. We'll call it "Otis' Texas Style Basenji Breakfast". 🆒

First Basenji's

LOL, I know. Plastic (usually juice bottles) and jeans are his favorite things to chew.

Speaking of things they just have to have, whether they like it or not, Cody and Moe orchestrated an awesome theft last night. I was eating dinner when I heard Cody knock something over. I ran to see what it was (a baby gate), and he took off across the kitchen. Next I heard a crash in the dining room. I looked under the table and Moe was happily munching on my egg roll and Cody was inhaling my rice. I had to laugh because I got tricked and I should have known better.

Houston

Crystal,
this happens all the time, I have now gotten to the point where I don't leave my food on the table, they are getting that good at trying to steal it, and they work together..

Funny story..

My first basenji was the master of deceit when it came to food. He would do something he knew he shouldn't in another room while I was eating dinner. I'd go to see and he'd sneak around to the kitchen the other way. I'd come back and the meal would be gone!

Gossy is a big plastic lover but usually only when she wants dinner and I don't have it ready in time for her schedule.

Love the pic of the peanut butter Jar with the teeth marks. What is it with Basenjis and plastic.
It reminded me of a Jar of Vicks menthol rub that i still have complete with Benjis tooth marks. Its quite precious to me now he's gone and i expect i will keep the jar even when its empty.
Fancy Otis eating a banana and with the skin as well UGGGGHHHH !

I love it - makes me realize my life with Basenjis isn't so crazy afterall!

They can be very sneaky and resourceful when it comes to food. My favorite story on here from WAY back is the one about the B whose grandma came to dinner. Everybody else was at the table and he wasn't included, so he climbed up on the back of the recliner and launched himself into the middle of the mashed potatoes!!! Then there were the two B's that turned on the STOVE when mom was upstairs getting ready for work! Guess they made the stove equals food connection and were trying to fix their own breakfast!

They defiantly work in pairs, the sneaky conniving little devils! Never turn your back on a Basenji. Then they sit with such an innocent look on their face like "he did it".

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