I don't know why it took me so long to find a site such as this!
I'm hiwaygal, and I have a basenji problem.
It began more than 20 years ago when I got my first basenji, Ezekiel (Zeke). The day we brought home that pup he bit my thumb so hard it drew blood. It was truly love at first bite ('senji puppies are just too cute for their own good).
Zeke lived a long and mostly happy life. I say mostly because I had much to learn about basenji's. Poor Zeke had to teach me. He was probably frustrated with me a lot.
When Zeke died unexpectedly at the age of 14 I knew I couldn't live without another basenji in my life.
So I adopted two!
Buddy and Sally came as a matched set from Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT). My life with them began with an adventure (driving 6 hours through an ice storm to bring them to their forever home) and so far so good.
Sadly, our dear Sally died a few months ago from complications from diabetes. We miss her dearly. Sometimes I think Buddy and I miss her most of all.
My husband and I also have a golden mix named Daisy.
Buddy is still with us too and he was diagnosed today with diabetes. Of course I'm worried that what happened with Sally is happening again. I'm projecting…but keeping my fingers crossed that Buddy will pull through.
In the meantime, it's just nice to know there's a place to talk about 'senjis with other 'senji fans.
I look forward to hearing about your babies and their adventures!