Hi, well Kell has taken to pulling on our pants from the rear when we do not move fast enough to play with him or get outside for walks. The energy this pup has is amazing! On our walk the day before yesterday, we came upon some barking dogs, which he does not care for, but I made him sit and just listen to them instead of trying to bolt away. Second yard with barking dog, went right by no attempts to bolt past. Felt really good about my smart boy. Then we come to one of the many, many decorated for Halloween yards in our neighborhood. In this yard, was a 10 ft black inflated cat, that had motion sensors apparently. Because as we approached, it was still, but as we passed by, the head started turning and following our movement. Kell became unglued, he was sure that giant cat was coming after us. Have you ever seen a Basenji try to walk backwards? He wanted to get away fast, but did not want to take his eyes off the monster cat. It was hilarious. We finished our walk lots faster than normal. Dawn
It would have been great to have a camera or video camera. I wish I could have seen that - it must have been hilarious. I hope you didn't laugh too loud though - you don't want to embarrass your little man. I can just imagine what Kell was thinking when he encountered that cat. Maybe you have found a way for all basenjis to learn to respect cats!