And if I go,
while your're still here….
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
-behind a think veil
you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you
must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar
-both aware of each other.
Until then, life your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
......I will be there.
Thanks 🙂 Actually Kiya is being good and isn't chewing on the bed. Lucky for me Lance hasn't found it yet! (we've had the bed a couple of weeks now). Kiya is definately the Princess, Lance is more like the Jester! LOL He's at the bottom of the pack after our Collie who we call the Grand Duchess of the house because she's so noble looking!
Wow! How beautiful you all are…including the landscape! Please send snow our way...we miss it...it is going to be near 50 this weekend...sniff sniff...I'm tired of mud season every other month...
Thanks for the pictures! Happy New Year!
I know Lance was a kennel pup, and was exposed to the house…but my GOD at 11months he is chewing like a teething 4 month old! It's driving me up the wall. I have to go and get some bitter apple. He's doing it right in front of me and he knows I'm the alpha. Sometimes I just don't get him. But I will prevail! I'm more stubborn than the Basenjis. 😉
Well, people think "alpha" means different things. Chewing is not an "alpha" type issue for dogs, its a natural desire that a real (ie dog) alpha wouldn't care to control. But even in "alpha" issues, such as food, you'll find that you might have an "alpha" most the time but the dog's desire for it will over run the alpha issue.
That said, alpha isn't the issue. It rarely is. The issue is training. With most breeds you can discuss that rationally, logically, and work on it. I train dogs, aggressive big dogs. Training works. Sigh.. or sometimes it does.
I used to hang my head in shame but now I just accept as a fact that Sayblee did more damage monetarily in her first 2 yrs than my Rotties and chows and rescues had done in the previous 17 yrs. She could cut a bra or slip strap so that it looked like SCISSOR CUTS in the time, no joke, that i took my eyes off her to answer the phone. Train, schmain. She wanted to chew far more than she cared about my training, alpha status, or anything else. I am simply grateful she outgrew it. Arwen was never as destructive but she will gut any and all woobies (stuffed toys). Its sad cause sayblee will squeek a toy forever, often up to 10 mins at a time. Connor, my 120 pound rottie, would carry his woobies outside in him mouth, back in, sleep on them. Since Arwen came, we can't have them anymore cause did I mention she guts them all?
I could have simply posted the following and made this short.
I feel your pain! 🙂
And btw, good luck on bitter apple. I haven't had a dog yet who didn't think I was rewarding them with a yummy basting sauce!
Hehe. I really actually love this side of them. When I get Will off the kitchen table (hypothetically), he looks at me like he's thinking, "um, lady, you don't understand. I want to be up THERE." Like I'm some halfwit. It cracks me up.
This is the part of basenjis that's most catlike to me. They have their OWN to-do list for the day, and it is not necessarily "play nicely while mom cooks and then go for a walk and then maybe have a bit of kibble." It's more like "okay, last night was pizza night, so that's breakfast, and the cat has been attitudinal, so we must have a pow-wow, and I think I figured out that new cabinet latch, so hopefully the halfwit, bless her heart, will forget the crate idea while she showers."
I agree with Catherine, socialization is a must, but it depends on the personality of the individual dog.
When we had 4, they all slept on the bed together and ran together and rarely did we have any problems. We added a puppy and things were still going ok, just really crowded. However, one day our youngest girl decided she was all grown up and didn't want to be bossed around anymore by our 'wanna-be' alpha. Neither of them was a true alpha. We managed to defuse the situation, but a month later it happened again. The girls could never be together again. In fact, the tri developed a predjudice against all red girls after that! Both girls were terrific with people and with Basenji males and even with males and females of other breeds.
I had 2 intact males, brothers, who stayed together with absolutely no problem for almost 4 years until one went to another home. They even got along during season.
lol very nice job…they are VERY pretty dogs...and I love ur quote...its is a goodone...I also like this one:
when you are born, you cry and the world is happy, when you die, the world cried and you're happy (because ur in heaven) Loves it like I loves my Bs lol take care