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! :D
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
Tail down :)
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..