I'm hoping that joining here is okay since I only have half a Basenji. I'm here to find out more since from my research I'm pretty sure that Jetta is firmly in touch with her Basenji side!
Jetta ended up in a shelter Christmas Eve 2008, a little over a year ago. I did Border Collie rescue at the time and a volunteer down there posted her as being purebred BC. Um, not so much.
Several months passed during which I just couldn't place her with any of my usual outlets. Meanwhile, we'd started really enjoying Jetta's unique qualities. It was clear that she has some terrier in her, but she has very little terrier 'tude. She's full of fun, but takes physical contact very seriously. Not just curling up, but constantly smooshing up as close as possible.
Jetta jumps on stuff for fun. Jump isn't the right word. She levitates. Actually, she rarely walks/trots/runs/jumps at all. She teleports. Like the Cheshire cat, but faster. Remember I work with Border Collies so athletic dogs aren't new to me. Jetta takes it to a whole new plane of reality.
Jetta is in lots of ways totally fearless. I have a farm and Jetta is my go-to girl to scare the sheep off feed if needed. She loves to explore and is so curious! But she really needs to go to her Happy Place for a few minutes when she meets someone new. The weird thing is that there's not really any middle ground for her between, "Dude! Back off!!" and "BFF!!!!" it's one of the little quirks about her I'm wondering about and here to explore. There's lots more, so I'll get to reading now!