Hello all! My name is Mandi and I'm new to this forum so I thought I'd introduce myself. I have two Basenjis, Copper and Opie (my "Boys"). Copper will be 10 in March and Opie just turned 8 a few weeks ago. I've had them both since they were puppies…how time flies! My husband and I don't have any children so my Boys are my only kids and are spoiled rotten as a result lol.

My husband is active duty Army so we tend to move frequently and when he deploys it's just the three of us here. He's in Afghanistan now and I have no idea what I would do without them! We currently live in Tennessee but just moved here earlier this year from three years in Germany. The plane ride wasn't fun at all. I don't know who was more stressed by the move...them or me! I used to volunteer frequently with BRAT and fostered occasionally as well before the move overseas but it's taking a while to get back into things.

I just got a job, finally, but haven't started yet. I'm going to be working as an education and career counselor at a university. The Boys are NOT going to like me going back to work after having me home all day for so long!

Anyways, that's me in a nutshell. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you!

Welcome to the forum, Mandi and your two boys. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

They sound like great companions for you when your husband's overseas.
They are obviously seasoned travellers!

Hello Mandi, Cooper and Opie, welcome to the forum.

Hello to you folks and to Cooper and Opie. We look forward to seeing pictures of them. 🙂

I'm sorry your husband is not with you right now. I'm Canadian, but I feel very strongly for all of the men and women serving the U.S. May they all return home safely.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, and glad to have you on the forum!

WELCOME! Omgosh we are neighbors nearly (GA). The brat coordinator in TN will be happy to have you as a real neighbor. Post pictures please!

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