Well Mischief has been home a few days now and i'm starting to wish he stayed longer lol. Trying to keep him quiet and stop him from going for those stitches is driving me nuts. I had to go to work so put the "cone of shame" on him and had to put him and zoe in seperate crates but he got it off three times and I finally closed it with zip ties which seems to be working. Then there is zoe who tries to lick his stitches as well. Cant wait till its healed and we are back to normal. Every time he goes dashing through the house I'm worried about the stitches. And when he gets off the couch front paws on the floor back paws still on the couch and then extends as far as he can go as he stretches. Will this ever be over?
Why did they keep her overnight? I always insist on first spay of day and take home in evening unless there is some complication (which thus far in probably 20 own/rescue spays has never happened), I bring them home. My vet is not a 24 hr, so someone checks at midnight, then they are there alone til 7:30 am. No way. If I had a 24 hr vet, … nah, even then I would want hom.
LOL on the squabbles. The noises they make, non basenji folks would freak out! And I love it.
I just thought that was the way it was done. We dropped him off late Monday they did the surgery Tues and wanted to keep for observation and I can pick him up today at noon.
Well he is a happy boy! But as the vet tells me pleasantly plump as he is 31 lbs. This boy loves his food! But I'm never sure if he is heavy or zoe is just so darned skinny as she is much smaller in size and weighs 17 lbs. How big is C-me
Not sure whats usual but it was the same for zoe when she was spayed. We dropped him off yesterday and we will pick him up tomorrow. It is funny Hubby says Zoe at first looked all over for him (I had to work late) and wouldnt settle or eat, yet when he is there she is always yelling at him "dont touch me! Mine, go away, Or move it tubby thats my place!" I will tell him sis says hi :).
As far as Zoe we did get the strips so far we are good thanks Tanza.
A little over a year ago I got my second B. My male tri Mischief who lived up to his name and more. I forgot how calm a single B home could be. I know its way past due but we finally got mischief in to be nuetered. So since last night we have only our female Zoey. Wow as I sit here it is way too quiet I miss their little squabbles. I hate this silence. One day and I miss him sooo much. He is such a cuddler and attention hog. The minute zoe is getting attention he has to nose his way between her and me for his share. I just got back from a walk and things were just way to calm. I had a lady comment on how well behaved Zoey was! Ha with two no one ever had that comment lol.
We have a retaining wall with the neighbors fence right on the other side of it. My two, Zoey and Mischief love to run on top of that wall like squirrels driving the neighbors dog, Katie, nuts. Even though my male Mischief can let out a yip here and there as he runs the fence line with Katie he is silent. Katie on the other hand barks until her owner comes out and yells at her to be quiet. Poor Katie my dogs really are guilty of egging her on but they do it silently while Katie barks till her owner makes her come in. Bet Katie wishes she was a basenji.
love it! here goes
Now I lay me down to sleep
Across the bed 2 basenjis leap
I curl into a little ball
Because of space my Bs have it all
I'm cramped and stiff but I dare not move
Because I might disturb my sleeping brood
If I should die before I wake
I guess at least my back wont ache
But if god should take them and make me stay
I'd miss them more than I could say
Well I've had my male 7 months the 3rd of Oct and here has been the differences at our house.
Female not crazy about people comming into house she does not know friendly just makes sure they are good before becomming friends.
Male I love everyone just come on in but stop and love me first Rita Jean
both love people anyone can come in and take anything they want lol. Any repairman has to watch his tool box because zoey is a thief and tries to take anything she wants.
Female eats dog food not crazy about anything else you give her.
Male well I think he would eat bugs if gave them to him loves food.Rita Jean
Female will eat just about anything male eats alot but very picky about what it is.
Female she talks as a rule once a day maybe twice.
Male he talks all day ten times or more everyday.
Female never get's into anything.
Male he has ate four shirt's with big holes his teeth are good. Ate my daughter's cell and one pair of glasses that is just as of today but the day is not over.
Female sleeps under blankets and curls up right beside you.
Male sleeps on top of blankets and takes his space and all he can get one way or the other.
Female plays withs toys some but not all time.
Male plays with toys all of the time loves his toys and any he can steal and play with also.
I know I have a lot more to learn and see in the month's and year's to come but I have sure seen some things in this short time. Love them both would never change a thing about either one of them each are there own Basenji and that is the great thing.
The rest pretty much is the same except my female never talks.
When I walk the dogs or when i'm at the dog park alot of people are curious about my 2 Bs. After a few question many will ask me if i'm going to breed them. I always say no got them fixed. I also tell them I leave that to the people who know what they are doing. But last night on a walk when I told that to the man when he asked he looked at me like I was an idiot! Laughing with that look oh so condescending he informed me I didnt need to know anything that the mother dog would take care of it. I told him breeding was about more than just throwing 2 dogs together, OMG he gave me that look again as I walked away.
Very bizarre… I heard a story like this years ago but had forgotten all about it. Story was VERY similar.
Thanks for the jog down memory lane.
Wish you could remember. The story behind the story for me. I must have been in 4th or 5th grade (so would have been 1971 or 72) and had to write a story along the lines of Paul Bunyan, a tall tale. My mother was helping me and told me this story as an example and being the rotten kid I was I wrote it down and turned it in :rolleyes:. Since its almost 40 years later it's not exactly as told given the years and memory loss I filled in what I couldnt remember. I do recall my teacher telling me that my story was not a tall tale not sure what grade I got on it more than likely it was what I deserved:(
I dont know in terms of distance but mine usually go at least an hour and have gone 2 or more if its cool. I think they would walk all day if I had the time because they never want to go back home though once we get home they will plop down and go to sleep like they are exhausted. Gee mom is just so mean for dragging them all over the neighborhood and keeping them away from their sleep. As was mentioned chief being tri (9 months) feels the heat more than my r/w zoe but now that the days are cooler he keeps up with her fine.
way back in the 70s when we had our first basenjis my mother made up this story for me about our dogs. Remember this was a long time ago and she told it much better :). But I wanted to share it with you guys
Long, long ago in a small village in Africa there lived a contented people. Their chief was a wise man and Life was good. The chief had but one child, a son who he loved more than life itself. The son was a strong boy and a skilled hunter. The Chief was very proud of his son and so on the boys 12th birthday the chief gave his son a young dog to take hunting with him. She was a beautiful creature red and white in color with a tightly curled tail. She and the boy would go hunting together and would supply meat for the village for this dog was also a skilled hunter, fast and intelligent and could scent and sight prey without error. She would bark to call the boy to her finds. The dog was very proud of her voice it was strong and beautiful to hear. No other had a voice like hers. For years the 2 were inseparable and had a bond of love and trust. Then one day while out hunting the boy slipped and fell from a cliff and was killed. The Chief was grief stricken and soon fell ill with his sorrow. The dog also seemed lost yet still tried to comfort the Chief but he had given up and soon passed as well. Without their chief to guide them the men in the tribe started fighting among themselves trying to declare themselves leader and the village was in chaos. The dog knew that without a leader the village would be lost and she missed her boy and wanted him back. She decided to make a journey to the spirit world and beg that they return her boy to his people so that there might be peace again. The journey was hard and dangerous but she indured because of the hope of seeing her boy again. When she made it to the spirit word and she faced the spirits of life and death she pleaded her cause. They told her that they could return her boy but that she must give them something in return something she cherished, they asked her to give up her voice. She stepped back in shock! They wanted to take her beautiful bark away! Then memories of her boy hit her and she stepped forward and agreed. Soon she was surrounded by mist and in another moment she could see her boy. The joy she felt! She ran to him and tried to bark her joy but there was only silence. For a moment she hung her head in grief but her boy was hugging her. It was worth it to have her boy back. They left the spirit world together and returned home. The village was soon contented again. All worshipped this most wonderful dog who brought their true leader to them. When she was blessed with puppies not a single one could bark but who needed to bark when you were so blessed by other traits more important. This is how the basenji lost its bark.