Hi! I am new here, and not entirely sure if I should be
Here's my story:
It all started last July. I was visiting with my parents, and was getting in my car to leave their house at about 10:30 at night. My mother was standing next to my car as I was getting in, and jumped about five feet closer to me and shrieked. "There's something on the other side of your car!" she shouted. Getting back out of my car, I asked what was over there. The said "there's a little monster or something lurking in the shadows!" while clutching onto my arm for dear life!
I started towards the shadows, slightly crouched down, not sure of what was "lurking" in the dark yard. As I moved closer, something darted out from the shadows, and curled up between my legs! I yelped (just to scare my mother, of course!) and my mom took off running!
It was a PUPPY!
A cute, cuddly little fuzzball!
Long story short, no one claimed her…so I became the puppy's mama.
I took her to the vet and we did all of the puppy shots, etc. The vet told me that she thought my puppy had been abused, and that her tail had NOT been cut off surgically.
My vet thought the puppy was a Basenji mix.
I, of course, had never heard of that and just nodded. Uh huh.
She (the vet) told me she would know more as the puppy got older.
I was just at the vet about a month ago, and the vet said that my puppy is definitely a Basenji mix.
The "puppy" is now 8 months old, and her name is Gracie. The name came about due to the fact that when Gracie came to us, she was ANYTHING but graceful! She simply did not know which end was was headed which way! She used to fall down alot (mainly because she would get to running so fast that she would lose control of herself!) trip, wobble, face-plant...you name it!
Gracie is the love of my life!
I am not entirely sure that a mixed breed dog should be in this group, nor am I ENTIRELY sure that Gracie is a Basenji mix, as I have not had her DNA tested.
I wanted to find out more about this breed of dog, and thought this to be the perfect place to do so!
Thanks for taking the time to read my story!
Anyone interested can visit this address to view a few pictures of my little doll. Feel free to let me know what you think!