Thank you all!
Chaffie IS very wise, he is a special boy… still warns me when I get an allergy attack or an attack with my stomach (really don't know how you call that in English ) but also his big people indicator.. Chaffie can tell me in a second everything I need to know about a new person
Thank you all so much
How do I manage to get them all sitting nice? euh,.. You don't want to know how much time I spend to get these pictures and how I was crawling at the floor..
At one moment, I tried to make a picture of E.T., with Enya steeling the treats from my pocket, Chafuko sticking his nose in the camera (I want too I want too) Buana sitting as a gentleman behind ET (he wants too) and a child lying on top of my back because it's way too funny when your mom is down on the floor with the camera
This week I made a photoshoot of our pack
E.T. is doing very well, she is totally at home with us and she is cute… so cute..
I have to keep in mind that she is only a foster because she is sooooo sweet
Ryan and the boys
E.T. and Enya
James and Buana
Ryan and friends
Welcome at the basenji forum!
In my opinion it's now too late to decide if you want to be a breeder or not because she is already in heat.
It's important to take enough time to learn all about the breed, to search the lines behind your girl and to get her fully health tested.
Then think of the reason you want to breed (not just fun) and if you are fully sure you want to be a breeder you can take some time to find a good male. Maybe look around your town and try to find our if there is interest in our breed, because you do want to find them good homes when they are 8 or 9 weeks of age
Breeding is very delicate, there are always risks for the mum and it cost a lot of money but when you love the breed and love to be a part of improve our breed, it's very nice to be a breeder
This is a great place to find other advice and meet other Basenji lovers!
Where is your girl from?
I really don't know about brand in your country but did you tryed fresh? (barf for instance?)
Most dogs with allergy's or bad stomach do very well with this diet.
We feed fresh for over 6 years now and it's great, never have any issues.
About Salmonella, it's in most dogfood as most chickens are affected with it BUT the stomach of a dog is much different than a human and they can handle this salmonella way better than we can. Besides that the (I really don'tknow the correct english word) sour is way stronger than with humans.
Salmonella in kibble is a bit worse than salmonella in fresh meat due to the process of making the kibble but it's in most kibble.
I don't know if you have brands like Acana, Orijen and Wolfsblut.
Just like Taste of the wild, it contains no grain and that is really important in my opinion.
It's a bad ingredient (makes it cheaper) and dogs can get issues with their stomach due to these grains.
I love looking at your pictures…
What a great crew of dogs you have Congratulations on fostering your first rescue. It looks like you and she are having a great time with it.
Thank you, we are enjoying her very much! She is as crazy as our Basenji's and also so sweet as them and I really nould not imagine that with another breed
She only misses the looks.. hahah
Who's placing bets on if you guys become "failed foster parents"????
What's one more?????
Haha A lot of people are saying that BUT… we have to keep an eye on the future..
E.T. will make a family and their dog very happy and we hope to keep up with her life but we want to breed with Enya and hopefully keep a little girl AND we will keep fostering dogs that are in urgent need so.. we will go true a really sad time when E.T. find her permanent loving home...
Thank you all so much
They all ajust very well, they just know they get their attention anyway because we are at home always
So if E.T. is snuggling with Ryan, the others will snuggle with us haha
Anyone that will visit Holland or Belgium one day, is welcome to come for a visit
Thank you Chealsie
She is very sweet and I never looked close at this breed but she is so much fun!
Outside on the grass searching for holes and mouses.. too funny Barking and digging as crazy
E.T. is looking for a permanent home.. so if you think Holland is not too far away…
After a while of dreaming to be guestparents for doggies and doing a lot of research for this, our first guest dog arrived today!
E.T. is a 11month old German shorthaired Pointer, she will join us for max. three months.
She is rescued (by her current owner) when she was a puppie, more dead than alive.
Her current owner is traveling over the world to work for animal welfare and agains animal cruelty.
E.T. crossed his path and he could not leave her there, so he took her with him and rescued her.
The only visible memory is her front paw, she can't straigten it and it's just "weird" they did a lot with this paw but it won't get better as it is now. She does not mind it at all and it doesn't hurt her.
She is looking for a new home but I know she will make a family very happy as she is a great girl.
Our pack loves her, we love her very much too after a half day! It's great to see the happiness in her eyes when she is playing with our doggies or when we hug her… such a great feeling to be helpfull for such a special lady.
Her current owner (the man who rescued her) brought her here this morning, and had his other dog with him (german shepard mix) "Foxy" also such a cute girl
Here are the pictures of today!
Some are nog as sharp as normal but too cute not to share
The girls on the bed
Enya and Fox
Buana and Fox
Again Enya and Fox, Chaffie just walked away
Ryan and E.T.
Ryan is playing along too
The girls against the man!
Hunt the african!
E.T. just put her head agains Ryan… so sweet
Enya is being followed
Lady's looking over the harbor
Enya , crazy Enya
They are waiting for Enya
Basenji males eating basenji girl? hahaha
Just because it's funny, Ryan was baking sand cookies… and they did not taste good...
Last sunday we meet some friends from another ship, they were in Antwerpen (Belgium) too so we had to meet eachother!
It's difficult when you have sailing friends because you don't see eachother much.
Funny, we meet eachother at a dogsforum
They have a dog "Kirra" she is a mix between a Podenco and a Labrador, she was rescued by a foundation and adopted by her family.. she survived parvo and she is so sweet, outside the house she shows her Podenco side (running, as fast as a basenji, hunting etc) and inside the house she is a perfectly sweet lab.. haha
Of course we made some pictures!
Afgelopen zondag heerlijk gewandeld met Lucia, Peter en hun mooie Kirra.
Super lekker weer, we lagen toevallig beide met ons schip in Kallo, bij antwerpen dus meteen maar even afspreken.
Kleine wandeling naar het natuurgebied, Lucia kende het nog van 2 jaar geleden, dus langs de spoorlijn gewandeld en het terrein op..
Het bleek nu, een uitbreiding te worden van het golfterrein.. maarja wij zijn geen hek tegengekomen (ook al kwamen we via de spoorlijn door de bosjes :haha: )
Super gewandeld, prachtig weer en ruimte genoeg dus
Please come running with me a bit more!!!
Lady's going nuts..
Talking about Buana?
Enya and Kirra were playing like girls (bitches?) with lots of sound and having fun but Chaffie thought Enya was going to be Kirra's dinner
Buana is in love
Buana teaches Ryan to dig a hole
BOEM!!!! They crashed into eachother
Come and play!
Chaf going to?
Our new home!
Living room (we still are searching for nice and calm green paintings and already added some deco)
The africa room, it's my working room (to write, paint and draw) and the doggies room with their own crates.
Ryans room with handprints from me, Kas, Ryan, my parents (Ryan's grandparents) and our sailor boy thomas (Ryans best friend )
We wanted (well Ryan wanted) footprints of the doggies too but we tryed Buana's foot and it was really too stressfull to paint their paws, and stick them to the wall..
Thank you all so much for the warm welcome!
The dogs, cats and Ryan adjust very well! Easier than we expect actually!
We guided them before the moving by buying their new things (new house new stuff ) already so that they could get used to it at our old home.
At the new home, we took them with us every half day so they could see the place started to look like a home but also have their rest at their "old" home. Ryan went with us the first days to work in his room and then went to my parents so we could work at the rest of the house.
They could relax from the first moment, better than we adjusted haha
I will post some pictures from the movement!