Gizmo's back!

(EDIT: There are more pictures on page 2!)

So after a few months away, I realized we couldn't say away from our Basenji friends! 😃

I just got a new camera a few days ago, and thought it fitting to start our "return" with some pictures.

Gizmo is a big boy (9 months), and loves rough-housing. Especially with this mix dog, unfortunately Gizmo is too nice and does not bite back when the other dog gets too rough. But it usually works out, he just runs off! :p

So this was all from my first day with the camera, April 18th at the dog-park (except the first picture).

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy the pictures. I have to run off now. Will be back.

He has a beautiful head! Love his small ears, very nice! Glad to have you both back 🙂

Wow, he is really big boy already.
And I also like his masculine head with little ears :).

+3 on loving his masculine head and small ears. He's really grown! I'm glad you are back and was thinking about Gizmo the other day and wondering if his separation anxiety improved at all…

Nice photos! Welcome back! 😃

Nice shots of Gizmo having fun. I have had Buddy for almost a year and never saw him get mad at other dogs getting too rough at the dog park until last Sunday. Maybe he was exhausted from 1-1/2 hours of running/play but a white fluffy dog his size arrived at the park and they were playing OK until it got too rough and he lost his temper and laid into him. No injuries though, I had to pick him up and carry him out. The lady was nice and asked if Buddy was OK.

Gizmo is all grown up. 😃

4 nods now for his great looking head. I tend to prefer the smaller ears. I love the pics where he is on the picnic table playing with the other dog. Nice to have you back. 🙂

Gizmo is gorgeous! In some of those pictures it looks like he is getting "snarky-face" quite properly when the other dog is doing the same - I'm sure he'll handle himself quite nicely.

Those pics are nice, what kind of camera did you get? I'm looking for a new one.

Where's the puppy gone?! :eek:

Just watched some older videos of Gizmo yesterday.
So thanks for the new pics! He is gorgeous 😉

Hey, thanks guys.

Never really noticed if he had small ears, I guess he takes after me… 😉

Today Gizmo cut his paw on some glass as we went for a walk along the seashore. 😞 So no dog-park trips for about 1 week....

@nobarkus:

Those pics are nice, what kind of camera did you get? I'm looking for a new one.

I got the Sony a550 package that came with 2 lenses. I switched from Canon (sold all my equipment for the same price as the a550 package!), and am absolutely thrilled with the camera! Gonna stick to Sony thats for sure! Save a lot of cash on lenses since it has stabilization inside the camera house.

Here are some pictures from April 19th. Hope you guys don't mind "big" images. 😃

Love the eyes of that dog behind Gizmo!

This sweet thing is 9 years old and acts like a puppy! Jumping and running around like crazy!

Something smells here….might be the 2 bums? :p

Gizmo going for the attack!

Gizmo was actually scared of the puppy….

Everyone welcomed the "new" black dog as he entered the park.

Gizmo: This fluffy thing is mine!

As usual Gizmo is back on the table…

Gizmo loves Russell terriers!

Gizmo is Fab. Welcome back.

Add me to the list of Small Ear lovers. 🙂

So sorry to hear that Gizmo stepped on some glass. I hope he heals soon. It angers me that people simply toss glass around. It sticks around for a very long time and is so dangerous to those enjoying the beaches.

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Oh my goodness! He's grown up to be so handsome!

He is very handsome! How is it going with his separation anxiety?

Thanks for the great pictures! What a good looking boy. Do you know what kind of dog that fluffy black one is? He looks like a ferocious teddy bear.

@Quercus:

He is very handsome! How is it going with his separation anxiety?

Pretty good. I have managed to reach 4 hours now. I leave every day at the same time (10 AM), and head to the library where I do my studying.

He is not supposed to go much longer on the drugs, and I have been lowering his dosage as we go now. He is now taking only 50% of his normal dose.

At the same time I am also increasing the time I am away. Today I was away for 4.5 hours and he didn't seem to mind much (just one or two "I missed you" whimpers when I entered).
So tomorrow I will try leaving for 5 hours, if he is just slightly more uneasy than he was with 4.5 hours, I will stay at 5 until he is okay with that until I try for longer.

My goal is to leave at 10AM and come home at 4PM, which is close to when a normal work day would end. Once he is good with that, I will start leaving earlier at 9AM and so on….

Sigh, it's actually hard work staying away for so long when you have no job! Sure I can study, but 4-5 hours every day? Sheeesh. Thank good I have my laptop with some games installed.
I think I will start taking movies with me too. :p

@Mango:

Thanks for the great pictures! What a good looking boy. Do you know what kind of dog that fluffy black one is? He looks like a ferocious teddy bear.

Hehe, I forget. At first I thought it was a Che-Che (or whatever they are called), but the owner told me it was only 9months old and still had a lot of growing to do! I'll try to find out the next time I see it!

Oh and thanks for all the wonderful comments so far guys!

@Kipawa:

So sorry to hear that Gizmo stepped on some glass. I hope he heals soon. It angers me that people simply toss glass around. It sticks around for a very long time and is so dangerous to those enjoying the beaches.

No kidding! Actually, I caught Gizmo chewing on a HUGE piece of glass! Luckily the edges had been softened from age, but can you imagine if it had been sharp! He would of cut up his tongue and mouth!

Needless to say, I will not be letting him loose at that area any more!

He is lovely and another fan here of the small ears:D

@Mango:

Thanks for the great pictures! What a good looking boy. Do you know what kind of dog that fluffy black one is? He looks like a ferocious teddy bear.

Looks like an Akita puppy to me.

@NerdyDogOwner:

Pretty good. I have managed to reach 4 hours now. I leave every day at the same time (10 AM), and head to the library where I do my studying.

He is not supposed to go much longer on the drugs, and I have been lowering his dosage as we go now. He is now taking only 50% of his normal dose.

At the same time I am also increasing the time I am away. Today I was away for 4.5 hours and he didn't seem to mind much (just one or two "I missed you" whimpers when I entered).
So tomorrow I will try leaving for 5 hours, if he is just slightly more uneasy than he was with 4.5 hours, I will stay at 5 until he is okay with that until I try for longer.

My goal is to leave at 10AM and come home at 4PM, which is close to when a normal work day would end. Once he is good with that, I will start leaving earlier at 9AM and so on….

Sigh, it's actually hard work staying away for so long when you have no job! Sure I can study, but 4-5 hours every day? Sheeesh. Thank good I have my laptop with some games installed.
I think I will start taking movies with me too. :p

Hehe, I forget. At first I thought it was a Che-Che (or whatever they are called), but the owner told me it was only 9months old and still had a lot of growing to do! I'll try to find out the next time I see it!

Oh and thanks for all the wonderful comments so far guys!

What kind of drugs is he on?

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