I saw this ad this morning:
I wanted to let you know about "Becca". She is a wonderfully gentle basenji, born on 9-11-2006. She has an endearing underbite (looks like the Denta-bone commercial), and perhaps a little cataract on her right eye. A gentle soul. If she was a real cat,she would purr. For the most part, she's potty trained, but absolutely hates getting her feet wet in the morning.
Her original owner surrendered her, intact, in 2008 because they had "too many animals". Based on the size of her little boobies and mammary glands, I suspect she had babies… but I'm no expert. Becca is tolerant of Lola's antics and loves to cuddle. The man who has loved her since 2008 is going through a transition in his life and could no longer care for her. I've had her for about 2 weeks.
Right now, I have a friend and a sister that have both said they want her... as a Floridian, do you think she will adjust to the snow? That's supposed to happen October 29th. She is a wonderful lady that is so easy to love.
P.S. She Roo's! Hopefully she can "teach" Lola, lol.
I live with my 3 Basenjis up in Canada - it can get pretty darn cold. Basenjis live here just fine, but they need clothes on if they're gonna spend a lot of time outside in the winter. Just for walks mind you, they can't live out there, they're not Huskies (I've got them too).
My 3 are very good about going out to do their business on even the coldest days, and they don't need clothes for that either - but they don't dilly-dally! In fact, most Basenjis prefer a snow storm over a rain storm.
And one of my Basenjis came from OK, another CO (but he was born in NM) so they do adjust to moving north.
Pat, you are probably right that she will adapt… if I can find the strength to let her go.
Sharron, thanks for the kudos, but in reality... I have a friend that's 65 years young, that lives in S. Fla. His doctor recently diagnosed him with Diabetes, and his doctor told him to exercise ASAP! Hopefully, with the help of prayers reaching his wife's heart, he will have the OK to adopt Becca!
In reality, I can't be a rescue volunteer. These charming dogs make it clear (rather quickly) that they don't fall into the normal buckets.
I hope everyone is happy in the end.
Becca is living in Milwaukee now, as my sister adopted her. She recently enjoyed her first snowfall, and from what my sister said, she became a baroo'ing darling!
Becca has also found a new source of fiber… apparently she (and Bacchus, my sister's other b) decided to unwrap the toilet paper- into the closet, through the plastic, lookout stomach, here it comes!