@joeyq Both Ivee and Tag weigh around 27 pounds and I have worked them up to the recommended dose of six drops. Right now I only give them to them at dinner time.
Posts made by laskiblue
RE: Cannabidiol (CBD) for pain management?
RE: Cannabidiol (CBD) for pain management?
CBD oil has been helping my 17 year old man B with severe arthritis and my 15 year old B with bone spurs on her spine stay comfortable. There is very little to no THC in CBD oil, so they do not get high. Cannabidiol receptors are part of the body's own pain management system, so they are simply relaxed from the pain reduction. I almost cried for joy the first time I saw my old guy curled up in a cozy donut shape grooming himself, as he had not been able to do that for a long time. My girl had been flinching when touched even very lightly on the back, and she does not do that with CBD oil. I've only been using it for a few weeks and it really started helping them quickly. I bought a small bottle online at Lazurus Naturals just to try it, and I will definitely be getting more.
RE: Re-Introduction :-)
Thanks for the info! That was easy. This is a picture of Tag and Taj from a couple of years ago at a South Coast Basenji Fanciers fun meet. Would you believe these two, er, chubby and mature men tried lure coursing for the first time that day and LOVED it?
This is Ivee from a bit over a year ago being ever so slightly judgmental of my skills as her driver, LOL.
Hi, I'm Linda, and I've been a member (though not a terribly active one since Facebook arrived) for a bit over 10 years. WOW! I became involved with Basenjis in early 2001 when I adopted a mostly blind 15 year old red and white B girl named Crystal who was about to euthanized because she was blind. She had belonged to an apartment neighbor of mine who had fallen on hard times, and since I was at that time moving to a house with a good safe yard with my elderly Lab mix, Camin, I offered to take Crystal, because other than her vision issues, she was still full of energy. In the remaining year of Crystal's life, she captured me heart and soul on behalf of all Basenjis forever!
I have been an active volunteer with BRAT (Basenji Rescue and Transport) for nearly as long as I've had Basenjis. Two of my current Bs, 15 year old Tag and 13 year old Ivee, are BRAT rescues. Taj, who you will find ample mention of in my old posts as my little guy I've raised from a pup, is now 13 as well. I also have a non-B muttlet, Little Horse (age 11 or so), who came to me via BRAT connections, but that is a long and complex story.
I would attach pictures of my crew, but I can't quite figure out how to do it in this new format, but I will share when I get the chance.
Have a barootiful day,
RE: Los Angeles?
Sabo, I used to live in Redlands. I moved before the dog park was opened. Love the name Dopamine for a Basenji – I teach psychology.
RE: SOCAL get-together!
Come on over to the So Cal thread near this one. I'm in Hemet, someone else is in Redlands, and another is in LA. We might be able to coordinate meeting at a dog park relatively convenient to all of us. I know there are a couple in Pasadena.
RE: Los Angeles?
I live in Hemet with my three Basenjis and would be interested in a play date toward the LA area as well.
Bark for Life - American Cancer Society - Sat. 10-20-2012 in Chino Hills, CA
My Basenjis (Taj and Tag) and I are gearing up for the American Cancer Society Bark for Life at Chino Hills, CA to be held one week from today. We will be participating in a day of fun to raise money to help fight cancer and to honor all who have had their lives changed by cancer in one way or another. Whether you're a survivor, have a loved one who is a survivor, or have lost a friend or family member to cancer, you can make a difference in this fight.
Even though ACS focuses on human cancer, one of the honorees of my team's Bark walk is Taj's beautiful and beloved litter sister, Banners (Savannah), who passed away from cancer nearly 3 months ago.
I know most Basenji Forums members cannot attend this event in person, but you can do the Bark with us in spirit by donating to our team. Just as the nickels and pennies and dimes in your change jar eventually add up to dollars, so can small donations to ACS turn into a significant amount. Please consider supporting Banners' Brigade 2. Thanks.
Linda S. Krajewski
Home to Taj and Tag, Basenji boys extraordinaire
. . . with our special angels Ellie and Marco Polo forever in our hearts
RE: Shelter Challenge
I am very happy for Medfly, too; they are an extremely worthy group.
Ellie (Tamba's Melting Shadows) 12-11-1995 - 9-19-2012
The queen of my heart left for the Bridge unexpectedly early yesterday morning. Ellie and I had a tremendous bond and, as another Basenji friend put it, she was my rock and most constant love. Godspeed, my most beautiful girl. Taj, Tag, and I are missing you so much and your gentle and loving spirit will be with me forever. Until I meet you again, my darling.
RE: Message from Basenji Rescue in So Cal
I totally agree that Medfly is a wonderful organization. Karen and Chuck are fantastic advocates for Basenjis in need and I respect their commitment. As a BRAT volunteer, I've met Medfly volunteers during a couple visits to shelters and they are dedicated and caring people.
I have been a very active volunteer for BRAT in Southern California for well over five years and am confused by the assertion that we are not active in the area. In the past year or so I have personally conducted several evaluations, made shelter visits, fostered four Basenjis (including a puppy mill dog from Missouri), and helped them find happy homes. Other BRAT volunteers in the region have done the same.
Just as with Petfinder not having all of Medfly's current listings, the BRAT website doesn't have all the current listings either. There are always more Basenjis in the pipeline than it appears. For both organizations, I am sure the needs of the dogs come first.
I think it is wonderful that Southern California Basenjis in need have two strong organizations to advocate for them.
RE: Ellie is 15!
Thank you! Ellie is a special girl for sure. Just this morning, she and Taj (my other discovered that it's great fun to pounce at and run into their empty stainless steel food bowls to make them skitter across the tiled kitchen floor. I call it Basenji hockey.
Ellie is 15!
Ellie (Tamba's Melting Shadows) turned 15 years old on 12-11-2010. Other than being a little grey, not hearing very well, and having numerous fatty tumors, she is the same loving, playful, spirited girl I brought into my home and my heart in late April 2002. Here is a birthday picture of her.
RE: Pokey and Puca
How very heartbreaking. My condolences to Lisa. I know there are many beloved Basenjis that guided the boys across the bridge.
RE: Where does your basenji sleep?
Ellie and Taj have slept fully under the covers with me for years. I too have to provide a blanket portal for their convenience. Before my old man Marco Polo crossed the bridge, he would sleep on the bed part of the night but not under the covers.
When I was bedridden with a horrid flu for a few days last year, I had a foster B with me who had come from a puppy mill and was not well-socialized at all, but even she joined in the nursing crew. Marco would lay by my left shoulder, the foster would lay down the side of my left leg, Ellie would be pressed against my right side with her head on my shoulder, and Taj was curled by my right hip. They took extraordinarily good care of me.
RE: Musical yawns
Marco Polo does it too, VERY LOUDLY. I've about jumped out of my skin on several occasions because of it. Silly old man senji.
RE: Chezz is over the Bridge
I'm so very sorry.
RE: Southern California Basenji Match
If I thought my Ellie remembered how to do the show thing, it would be tempting to show her in veterans just for fun. She's nearly 14 and still incredibly beautiful (no bias here, of course).
RE: Introducing Oden
What a beautiful little boy! Congratulations!
RE: Great Basenji Video
LOL! Anything that's so still and just stares like that might be a wily predator ready to attack, you know.