Today makes one week since Jozie came to live with us. She is a different Basenji as she has changed a lot. She has also changed Moxie from being a very insecure, lonely Basenji missing his lifetime companion to an alert, more active Basenji who trots around the yard with head held high or running after the teasing squirrels. Both have bonded and are very comfortable with each other. Every day brings more changes. Last night, Jozie joined Moxie and I on the sofa during an entire movie. She now routinely walks up to where I sit and wants to be rubbed. She is like a shadow following us when Donna or I move about the house. She has to know where everyone is and what they are doing at all times. Jozie is a playhead and starts teasing Moxie into play when we first get up in the morning and continues all day. What can I say, she is at home and loves it. Her adjustment has progressed at an amazing rate, beyond my wildest expectations. She is doing things that I did not expect to see for at least one month such as allowing me, a male to hold her when she was not accustomed to men. She is laying on the floor beside my chair as I write this.
Jozie and Moxie are so similar in color and marking that when I simply glance at one of them, I regularly mistake which one it is. I have placed Moxie with Jozies food by mistake on one occasion and have done the same with Jozie on one occasion. Moxie has lived with me for ten years.
We have posted four videos now on youtube for public viewing. Here is a link to those videos
Thanks once again to all of the well wishers out there in Basenji land and many thanks to Robin Dubbert for allowing us to bring this wonderfull girl to share our home. Robin still has some beautifull puppies that need a good forever home as well as a couple on fantastic adult male Basenjis. Anyone wanting a good companion is doing themselves a disservierce by not talking to Robin and going for a look at these Basenjis.