Last week I was looking at the website of the animal shelters.. (stupid me..) When I was looking under "hounds" I saw there was a "basenji mix". Those are pretty rare overhere, so I had to click on her name.. There was a story about a 10 month old girl. She was imported from Gambia and then placed in the shelter in Amsterdam. There was no picture, so I decided to send an email. They asked me if I wanted to call them and I did.. They told me that Fossa, that's the pup's name :), was brought to the Netherlands by 3 young women. They worked in Gambia, spotted her on the street and placed her into quarantaine. After at least 4 months they put her on a plane to Germany.. picked her up there.. and then decided they couldn't take care for her and brought her to the shelter…
Someone working at the shelter had her at home for a few weeks and since this week she's in the shelter and up for adoption. She's not housebroken yet, a bit scared of new things and strange people, but really nice with other dogs..
BF and I decided to go and have a look today.. :rolleyes: (stupid us ;)). Of course we had Tillo with us. First we saw some pictures of her. Those pics are also on the website now: http://www.dierenasiels.com/specshond.cfm?id=219260 We liked her immediately! And then someone brought her to us.. She was sooo shy.. Tillo liked her, but she thought Tillo was a bit scary.. We got her leash and took her for a looong walk. She didn't pull once.. And suddenly she felt less shy and showed us a proudly carried curled tail! Super cute!
We also let Tillo and Fossa off leash in a fenced in play area and they weren't playing, but they were sniffing together etc, they looked like a nice couple
Here some pictures we took with our iPhones:
"Oh my.. who are you?"
"My tail is telling you that I feel right at home here"
Tillo and Fossa
Cute ears huh?
So after falling in love, we had to decide what to do… And we decided to wait until monday.. I was planning to bring home a puppy this season.. And now I don't know what to do... I wanted a basenji girl to show etc.. and BF already made clear that if we take Fossa, we won't be adding a puppy for the next 3-4 years..