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@njdeb My girl wanted to Drive! She had a Crate which she would ride in willingly because she knew we were going someplace she liked. An alternative is to get a Harness and put the leash on that instead of the Collar. With small dogs having control over the Chest is better than having them choke when pulling. My Dog had 2 Harnesses, one Pink and one Blue. I still have them. That made walking her easier because she was strong and built like a little Bull. She hated her Winter Blanket and she spent a ton of time trying to get out of it. Didn't work. She also had Winter Boots which were hard to get on as once one was on and the second was going on the first one was already off! I managed to get them all on and when we went outside in the Snow she was happy because her feet were not frozen.

Good Luck!

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Wish you many more Birthdays. Bs love attention! Congrats!

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

@debradownsouth He was Arrested and then he died. I will refrain from posting Horse related posts. You just did not believe me when I said Horses are taken to Great Adventure.

Now regarding the Basenjis relation to Wolves: Mu dog loved the Wolves and when I would walk the Wolf and the Dog in the Park the Dogs there which included Rotties, Saint Bernards, Bull Mastiffs all pulled their owner out of the Park because Dogs instinctively fear Wolves.


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@antigone Here is the link to Amanda Sorvino talking about how she and I got 10 Horses out of Bravo Packing in 2008. The Horse in the Video is now deceased because she had MERSA. Youtube remover her Video of her following Monty J Merola to great Adventure. 'Buttercup' contracted MERSA by being at the Bravo Packing Plant. It was a filthy place and there were half dead Cows in a small barn waiting to be Slaughtered by Monty's Father.

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Congrats! I am sooo envious of you! Debra found my Basenji's Breeder and for that, I am so grateful! I used to take care of her Horses because we boarded the Horses at the same farm. I know there is a relative because Debra found that too! I love the breed and the thing about Basenjis and Wolves is that the Basenji immediately likes them. All other Canines run away in sheer terror. I have a video of my Wolf and my Dog engaging in mutual; grooming! That is why I think the Basenji is related to Wolves.

Good luck with you gorgeous Puppy and leaving him with the Breeder is a good thing. There are things their mothers teach them. I did not bring mine home for 12 Weeks. I miss her every day!

Bw well!

posted in Basenji Health Issues & Questions read more

The WORST thing you can do with any animal or Human with Cancer is to feed them food from the Flesh of animals. All meat no matter the species causes inflammation and it also encourages the Cancer Cells to grow. My younger Brother had a nasty Melanoma and his Oncologist told him to eat a Vegetarian Diet. Vegan is better but some folks don't understand what a Vegan actually eats.

The Bovines are given steroids so they grow bigger faster. All of the Animals raised on Factory Farms are given Antibiotics which if we eat the Meat we are eating the Antibiotics as well. A word to the wise if you eat any type of animal flesh you may become immune to all Antibiotics. That is horrible as my Uncle somehow got MERSA which is usually transmitted by Bovines and it gets into the Water. He had to have his right Toe removed because none of the Drugs could get rid of it.

My Dog had a Carcinoma and ate everything so giving her PetGuard Vegetarian Dog Food gave her 4 more years with me. You can get the PetGuard Vegetarian Dog food from Vitacost.

Good luck!

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Pretty Dog! Good luck with finding her a great home!

Ellen aka Antigone

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@debradownsouth The best thing about my Secretariat Great Grandaughter is her Sire was an Irish Thoroughbred. I have been to Ireland several times as I have Family there. The Irish breed the best Horses on the Planet. The Limestone in the grass gives them great Bone' They also give them a Pint of Guinness Stout as it was invented by Guinness as a 'Horse Tonic'.

I did not understand that the Basenji you referenced as mine was not! I will get in touch with the other Breeder and email Cathy because I have not seen her since 1999 when I brought Antigone home. I had intended to call her 'Clementine' but it took about two seconds to name her Antigone after the Protagonist in the Greek Play by Sophocles. Antigone would rather die than negotiate. Tand hat was my dog. People never pronounced her name correctly so I called her 'Tiggy' for short. I only called her by her full name when I wanted to take her home from the Horse Farm.

The mystery of the Origins of the Basenji and the Pharoh hound will persist. My money is on the Basenji and I do think it is related to the Wolves. My Dog loved Wolves whereas other Canines clear out because they are afraid of them. My Wolves and my Dog always engaged in 'Mutual Grooming' and that was a sight to see. I have some film of it but cannot bring myself to look at it.

Go to Youtube and search for Asperci1 and that is one of Amanda's many videos.

Thanks for sorting out the Dog because I knew when she was born and I had always wanted a Basenji!

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I can put you in touch with Amanda Sorvino because we were investigating Monty J Merola. I met him several times but never once stepped into the Slaughterhouse. Amanda did and She used my Camera to take photos of a Standardbred Racehorse who was covered with Rain Rot. I called him Rain Rot Boy and I called the American Standardbred Rescue Society to see if they wanted the Horse. They did not care so much for a Breed Rescue Society. He was hanging in the Freezer waiting to be ground up for packing in a Tube. His 'Product' was Grade D Meat and he lost his standing as a supplier to the AZA.

I really want you to speak to Amanda so she can speak to you directly and tell you how she followed him to Great Adventure. She has videotape of the drive from his Plant to Great Adventure. I go to great lengths and expense to shut Slaughter down on the State and Federal Levels and I will continue to do so..

It is a myth that Horses have worse lives without Slaughter. People who send their Equidaies to kill are too cheap to call the Vet. The Racing Industry could be shut down because the Horses and Mules are given Drugs. Drugs interfere with Gambling and that is a RICO violation. The Legal basis for all of this ie there to support this. Breeders are winning more now because they race them only enough to Qualify for the Kentucky Derby. The Breeders and Trainers should be held accountable.

I have a 17-year-old 'Secretariat Great Granddaughter and she is a 'Lifer' with me because they drugged her so much she has a ton of Gastric Ulcers. I paid for a full Body Scan to see why this Horse was not able to gain weight. The Vets said to try the Medication and I did for a few Months but there was no change. She is now treated by diet. She gets all the Timothy Hay she wants, a cube of Alfalfa every morning and some Beet Pulp.

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