Nesting

Is this a basenji thing or have i just got a weird one?

Maya has a funny habit of making all of her bedding into a pile, like a little nest, then snuggling down ontop of it. She mostly does it in crates, putting all of the bedding at one end of the crate in a lovely, comfy pile, but she will also do this on the sofa with the throw i have on it, and in the dog beds as well as my bed! She will spend about ten minutes digging the bedding to make sure its just right before she lies down. If she does lie down and its not just right she gets up and starts over again and repeats that until its perfect! Maya has done this since a puppy, it is very cute until she starts doing it to my pillows when im trying to sleep :rolleyes:

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Otis will do the same thing..piling it up into a ball, and then just lays ontop of it, doesn't look very comfy, but he swears by it..our podengo does it as well..

Mine all do it also.

@Maya:

Is this a basenji thing or have i just got a weird one?
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I must have the weird ones because mine don't do it. Although I do think they are trying to dig to Australia sometimes. :rolleyes:

I think it is a Dog thing, maybe from when they were wild and had to scratch up leaves, twigs,dirt etc to make a comfy bed

Mine does it but also likes to dig. Just recently had to flip a couch cushion over because he had dug through the fabric. :rolleyes:

It's his one spot where he likes to sleep while I'm away.

Its weird cos none of my other dogs have ever done it..

She is currently fast asleep on a pile of cushions!

Yes mine all do it. Interestingly when I got caught outdoors in a snow storm when out walking several Basenjis, one of mine went under a bush and dug herself a burrow in the earth. Probably this is what I call, a race memory.

Mine digs halfway to China trying to make the perfect nest. Takes at least 10 minutes to get it right. Sometimes she sends the sofa pillows flying across the room!

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Cody makes nests, but he also makes a cave. He'll pile all the pillows and blankets on my bed in such a way that he makes a nice comfy bed, but he also has a pile behind him and a little on top of him.

@Lenora:

Mine digs halfway to China trying to make the perfect nest. Takes at least 10 minutes to get it right. Sometimes she sends the sofa pillows flying across the room!

:D:D:D

AJ tries to dig up every area that's his to sleep in. Lately, his favorite place to dig is in front of the passenger seat where I have it built up for him. I keep my computer under there, so I have to stop him before he gets that far.
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