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Jennifer- I got your email. My info on Squiggy is at work, so I will get it to you tomorrow. He was born (I think) in 2002.

Thank you everyone, I know he isnt a traditional color. But, man, do I love him and his whole look:) When I was looking with BRAT he came up available. His story won me over. He went from a very nervous, flinchy, non-social boy who would pace circles if anyone came over to a shy and sweet loverboy that warms up quick to strangers.

I know his outcome doesnt guarantee he will never get fanconi, but I can rest a bit easier and know his chances are slim. I will keep strip testing him.

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OK, I have tried to search for more info.
What are my next steps?I know to continue strip testing (just incase).
What does "probable carrier" really mean?

Thanks

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@DebraDownSouth:

Sorry that he is a probable carrier. Was BRAT unable to get any pedigree from the woman who gave him up? He is quite darling!

Thank you, he is a sweetheart too 🙂

No they wernt. She had had him about 2.5 years then put him up with BRAT, I have had him since Nov 2005 .I have always strip tested him but just now got him tested (I know, should have done it earlier).
She didnt keep the "papers" she got from the petstore. But had the petstore name. A few years ago, I called the petstore with as much info I had (DOB, name of purchaser, date purchased) and tried to find out where they got him. The lady was amazing, made some calls to the mgr who used to work there, went through old files, and could only come up with that it was "probably an Amish family they used to get dogs from at that time".
I even checked back with the origional owner (after she moved- the reason for the surrender) to see if she found anymore of his info- nope.

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@dcmclcm4:

Christy,

Please contact me regarding Squigs at jensrescue@yahoo.com.

Thanks,

Jennifer

Sending an email now.

Thank you AgileBasenji- I like him 🙂

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Results: PROBABLE CARRIER

Squigs is a BRAT boy that was surrendered from a lady who purchased him from a petstore. I dont know his pedigree except he probably came from an Amish puppymill (I contacted the petstore last year and they tried to find out as much as possible for me)

His pic is here 🙂
http://basenjirescue.org/links.htm

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@basenjilover11:

we actually got a frenchie pup in early march. He ennded up having severe heart issues and he did not make it through surgery:( so we are waiting for the breeder to havve another litter in early may. It was really hard on us, we only had him 3 weeks. I think Sid took it hard as well bc tey were already begininning to bond. So wish us luck in mid may for an awesome litter!! And christy…how flippin hilarious! We named ours Dexter..but now hav2 come uup with another name..phoebe is adorable:)

Awww, I bet Sid does miss him. Hopefully the new pup can help bring him out of his shell.

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@basenjilover11:

we actually got a frenchie pup in early march. He ennded up having severe heart issues and he did not make it through surgery:( so we are waiting for the breeder to havve another litter in early may. It was really hard on us, we only had him 3 weeks. I think Sid took it hard as well bc tey were already begininning to bond. So wish us luck in mid may for an awesome litter!! And christy…how flippin hilarious! We named ours Dexter..but now hav2 come uup with another name..phoebe is adorable:)

Thanks.
2 of your cats aren't sphynx are they? that would be just too funny.
We have 2 sphynx and a siamese (hairless cats, barkless dog?? :p)
Well good luck with your new pup, when it gets here. I think the frenchie pups are so cute. And I love the name Dexter, it sounds so grown up. Sorry, he didnt make it.
Phoebe came from a breeder in KY that was going to put her down because she had lots of abdominal hernias and the cost (from her vet) was the price she was selling her pups for. (I know, nice breeder). I had been calling rescues and breeders looking for a rescue or a retired adult. The breeder told me to come get her, but there was no guarantee on if she would make it and that she would be "my problem now". Well, little Phoebe came home with me and my vet did the surgery (it was an "it might work" type of surgery) and did her spay at the same time. Cost me about $200 (I used to work there, love my vet) and she has been just fine ever since. I really lucked out with her.
We are getting ready to combine homes in June -This should be a blast :rolleyes:
Him- 1 giant siamese and 1 snorty French Bulldog.
Me- 1 quirky B and 2 loving, but phoebe hating, sphynx.

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@basenjilover11:

We actually have our heart set on the french bulldog breed. I know I know, we are traitors, but all animals need loving and we are not biased 🙂

Ok 🙂
Good name for yourself –-check
Good looking basenji---check
and now looking for a frenchie????---check
1 B, 1 frenchie and 3 cats---check

Are we the same person 😉

I have a 6yo frenchie named phoebe.
What a hoot. She is so sweet, but so loud (snoring and tooting and barking). But a great dog.
The only problem we have is that my B get her running and she gets overheated and out of breath in the hotter months.
There are a few on petfinder.

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@basenjilover11:

Actually we are lesbians, so I do not think it is a gender issue. It might have to do with dominance, however my girlfriend is the one who does the disciplining. We both give him his treats, however I usually give him his favorite chew toys. He listens to only sit, he was a show dog so surely he must know other commands but I have yet to figure them out. I am hoping that once I speak with Andrea she can steer me in the right direction. She knows his previous owner. Thank you so much for all of your suggestions, I am going to try the alone time thing with him and even try feeding him a meal a day and see where that gets me.

I am an idiot :o Sorry to assume.
Good luck with everything- Sid will come around.–I never thought mine would, and he did 🙂

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Ooh, more.

Squiggy was a pacer too. He is fine now around most people but still goes back to circling when there are too many new people.

Can your GF give you an hour or so a day with just you and him in the home? might help speed things up.

Also, Squiggy likes me best but he will "dump" me in a heart beat if Jason (the fiance) will keep petting him.


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