Just to further bring this lady to your attention, the dogs I help take off her (for BRAT) hands last spring…because she wanted to start out with fresh breedings stock I guess (although she said to us that the puppies she was keepin would be fixed and kept as pets, LIAR)...one of them had to be put down for agression issues (he ended up biting his foster family so badly ER visits were needed, the other one was so afraid of humans it never got out of its crate when I went to visit...This poor example of a human is BAD news, NOT a nice person at all, especially promising not to have any more pups to BRAT so she could get rid of her "first breeding stock"...Shame on her and every one that enables people like her...They lived in crates in her kitchen, have you you've been there?
)You should rethink your choice of breeders, there are definitely way better options available, one even not far from Houston in Montgomery, Terry and Bob Reed..Do the responsible thing, walk away and let's not help her make it possible to keep breeding these puppies by not supporting it and putting money in her pocket.
..oopps looks like you already are on top of it, sorry, I just saw Mary's name and went off, please forgive me for jumping the gun.
Sorry, I will get off my soapbox now..I just feel very passionately about this since I helped get two of her dogs out of her hands not many months ago.
I wish you best of luck..
Du can titta p? Basenjirescue and transport. http://basenjirescue.org/
We have one breeder here in the Houston area, Illusions Basenji, Terry is a member here in the forum too…lovely basenjis, expecting two litters this season.
Here are some other breeders in TX too, https://www.basenji.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_contact&view=category&catid=102&Itemid=221
ooops realized that I was writing all this in english, sorry. :p
Last night was much better…he slept like a baby, I used the DAP spray I had left over (thanks kids for spilling it all out in the car..) on his beddding and I also got rescue remedy..he zonked out and I actually checked on him three times through the night thinking he had passed away..(stupid I guess..). He slept almost all day yesterday, I actually locked his crate up so he would not go back there and sleep...so he slept on the couch, the front porch and even out in the yard, next to my daugther while she was playing with molding clay...he eats like he has not seen food ever (something he never did, he is usually a very slower eater, chewing each morsel very well), he follows my every move and I joke if I stop to sudden his nose will be between my legs..as he is attached to me...literally..poor thing..oh and he has this look of confusion, more so than before..just glad he got a good nights sleep last night, hoping tonight will be similar..
NOOOO:eek:…. he is soo not like himself..looks almost miserable, yet clueless, as if he has no clue why he feels this way..and he slept almost all day today, keeps on wanting in his crate..so I closed the door to it so he engages a little in activities, I guess hoping he sleeps tonight...I am dragging big time..too old for these allnighter kind of affairs..hehe. Thanks for your ideas folks..hoping for a better night tonight.
..it started last night, we usually crate him and Moses together in a huge 48" crate as they both snuggle so good together…and this is the only way to crate Pippin in our home as he will chew on the bars and try to dig his way out until I am worried he'll hurt himself..for hours...if I let him (which I haven't yet, but would be tempted to try to see if he is "just testing" me or not, BUT that is another issue:eek:)...either way..so they are crated it is about 11:30pm and we are all going to sleep, their crate is in our bedroom btw.
After about 20 minutes Pippin has had enough, he starts screaming, howling, crying and that escalates into biting the bars so I can hear his teeth grinding on the metal...of course it freaked us both out, since he has been fine in the crate for some time now, several months....this was very odd.
So naturally I let him out thinking he had more pottying to do...but he refused to go outside..it had stormed really bad earlier in the evening, so God forbid, it was wet on the ground, which at the time I thought was the issue...back to sleep we tried to go:rolleyes:...nope..none of that was to be had..he ran in circles from our bedroom across our house to the kids' bedroom, back to ours digging in all of our beds, then off into the crate digging some more, whining the entire time.
Meanwhile poor Moses just looked at him like he thought he was losing it...we did too. :eek:
I checked him allover for wounds, thorns, bites, anything that might make him so erratic...nothing..at this time, now 2am, we crated him and Moses again, so he would at least leave the children's rooms alone, which of course lead to howling and crying and more biting on the crate..once more I let him out thinking he needed to go outside..again...but he still refused, I was even out there in the dead of night walking in circles but he would not step off our porch.
Inside again I left him out of the crate but closed our bedroom door so he could at least just keep us awake..now we are in the 3 o'clock hour...by the time 4am rolled around, I again crated him and Moses, and tried to find that elusive sleep..didn't arrive, at 5am I moved to our sofa, hubby moved to one of the kids' beds and I closed the door to our bedroom and after a long 30 minutes Pippin finally settled down and slept...til my alarm went off at 6:15am....WHAT in the world was this about???
Moses seemed unfazed by anything, so I was serisouly not suspecting the "time" of the year to be here, but could it be? What do I do..to help him calm down..anything or just let this run its course for the long 6 or so weeks......help me!!