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Melissa Benda

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Hey Patty- I sent this to your message board but just in case you didnt get it….

12-22-2010 11:47 PMBendaTXBRAT
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She will need to go to this link, rehome a basenji, and fill it out the best she can.

Once she fills it out, it will be assigned to the which ever coordinator is available. I think.... off the top of my head, Tonya Christionson or Tonya Ahrens.

Here is the link she needs:
http://www.basenjirescue.org/postdog.asp

let me know if you need anything e;se

posted in Basenji Puppy Pen read more

@DebraDownSouth:

Chelsea, I truly suggest you read up on raw food. But you can start your dogs off on chicken wings. 🙂

http://www.caberfeidh.com/NaturalDiet.htm

So, Ive never done the raw thing…. Is food illness not an issue? do you literally go buy a package of raw ground beef and just dump it in the bowl?

I feed grain free across the board and have heard of the raw meat and egg treats called silk something.... i think, but I was always worried about them getting sick.....

And... I thought chicken wings were bad for dog if they get the bone? Do you have to debone all this meat?

I havent done any research on raw feedings, so learning here.

Also - when a dog whos been on grain free kibble for all 5 years of his life, if i was to switch over to raw, would this make his tummy hurt? would is cause digestive upset? pain?

thx!

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@DebraDownSouth:

I agree, Sharron! Lucky puppy! And lucky us cause I know Fran is going to share many pictures and stories. Now if she could ONLY bottle puppy breathe!

OMG- love puppy breath. I was at the park the other day and went and picked up a random JRT puppy, and smelled his breath. His owner came over and was like "What the Heck, why are you smelling my dog" …...I couldnt help myself 🙂

Post pics soon!!

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@JoT:

Good grief. Once again you have no idea what you are talking about. You did in fact jump to a conclusion and posted without any information. 😞

Your comment is a gross untruth of Manu (her given name is Emmanuelle Occansey).
Manu's ancestry comes from the land that is the origin of the Avuvi breed. Her father was from Togo and that is where she was born and raised. As a native African woman, she has also lived in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and now is back living in Ghana.
She is an extremely astute and studious woman with a lifelong (nearly 40 years) interest in and study of the dogs of her homeland.
She has always been recognized as one of the preeminent experts on West African dogs and is known around the world as an expert. **Why do you think that you can belittle her authority?**In fact, if you had taken a moment to think before you posted, you might remember that it was Manu who Robert Dean emulated when the Avuvi Project was first developed (as a an effort to conserve the distinct dog breed / type found in Liberia, C?te D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin and Nigeria; corresponding to the people who speak the Gb? languages: Mina, Aja, Fon and ?w?).
Manu was critical to the original design and execution of the Avuvi imports of 2004. She was acknowledged by Robert Dean (for example, see THE YODELER - Mid Atlantic Basenji Club NEWSLETTER June/July 2005).

When the original Avuvi Project was designed around the aboriginal dogs of that discreet region, the original website (now defunct) included the attached article written by Emmanuelle Occansey (Manu) in 2003.
Additionally, recognizing her as an expert, she was enlisted in 2006 to facilitate the importation of Jengi dogs from Cameroon, generously boarding the eight puppies in her Buea, Cameroon home.

Your statement is an insult to Africans and nothing more than propaganda to promote your own agenda.
Jo

Uh- RUDE.

She simply asked for help finding info, and to be educated. She didnt belittle anyone. Get over yourself.

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@DebraDownSouth:

Poster child here for fire with fire, but I don't lecture about fire when using it. That said, lol, you see how well it works for me… don't go there 🙂 Shame us snarkers by not being snarky.

I usually don't see posts as snarky. Perhaps because I have a tougher skin, perhaps because I have been on forums that make this look like an afternoon swim with the dolphins, perhaps because I try to look at precisely what is SAID and not tone when I can. But we can agree not being nasty or personal should be the norm.

I will try to look at content instead of tone from now on. maybe Im just too sensitive. I of course, would prefer a perfect world where everyone gets along….. sigh....

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@DebraDownSouth:

YES! Like this was!!:

Okay let me try again, whether you meant old as age or old as time on forum, your post was as mean and snarky as those you seem to be against. You took no effort to write a constructive non-attacking post. Until you do so yourself, the hypocrisy of your post clouds any weight to it, making it obvious that in your opinion, YOU can post however harshly and snarkily as you want and it is educational. If someone else does, it is nasty. You can't have it both ways. So how about you posting in the way you think OTHERS should and set an example. Because to me, your post exemplified what you were ranting against. In fact, to me your post was WORSE than most. Most posts are about TOPICS, and however hotly debated, are not personal attacks. Your post, undeniably, was personal against people.

Another thought is that just because many agree about something, it doesn't make them some rabid pack. This thread is a great example. There are legit reasons that breeders and rescues have issues with what is being done.

As for the CL listing, I am sorry that Patty let them stop her. Unless the forum moderator contacts her, she should do what she wants. Even there, many of us supported her. It was basically a division between breeders/nonbreeders. However, both sides have legit concerns. Topics like that should be addressed by the moderator since it wasn't BREED related by forum policy related, imo. Patty, I hope you take the supporters of you, those who understand and appreciate your intent, more to heart than the others. (((hugs)))

After a while, it seems as its best to fight fire with fire.

Im sure everyone here thinks Ima big weenie and should grow up , but I just dont see the point in some of the forum contributers being so "snarky"

I too didnt agree with the posts about the CL listings, as I personally contacted the ad owners and offered my help in rehoming their dogs on behalf of BRAT.

Patty- you can email them to me if you feel the need to. With all the other websites I cruise, CL sometimes is the bottom of my list. Thanks for your hard work 🙂

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Taking down anything Ive ever said.

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

Taking down anything Ive ever said.

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

Taking down anything Ive ever said.

posted in Basenjis For Sale or Wanted read more

Taking down anything Ive ever said.


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