Oh Freida-I am SO sorry for your losses! I just had to take my little girl, Binti (almost 10) in for a removal of a lipoma that was growing and interfering with her harness for walking. It was a tough decision but after a discussion with my vet about doing it now versus HAVING to do it later when she is a couple of years older, we decided now is the time. Thankfully, the operation was a complete success. I don't think I could had stood losing my beloved husband in April then Binti in September. Those two are my heart so I completely understand that your heart is broken. Are you going to rescue another curly tailed clown, do you think?
Love to you.
Nancy and Binti
Welcome! You are doubling the fun (and the craziness) with TWO Basenjis! I have one (Binti needed to be an only child but I love her with my whole heart. You might want to join Basenji Rescue and Transport website also, there is lots of interaction on there and fun pictures and you will also meet more nice people who are slaves to their Basenjis.!![alt text]( image url) This is Binti helping me make the bed!!!!
Our first half Basenji came from a rescue and she was described as "half shepherd and half collie". She was just a little ball of fluff, but as she grew, our vets told us "she is DEFINITELY part Basenji." She grew a single curl tail, never barked (she could but she didn't) , made strange sounds (which I now know were baroos) and she could balance on her hind legs like a champ. She was much furrier than a full bred Basenji, but her behaviors were pure Basenji. (we researched Basenjis) When our sweet Goldie passed away at 13, we decided to get a pure bred Basenji, and our Cassie came from BRAT. We became confirmed Basenji rescuers after that. Basenji or no, you are going to have SO much fun and love with Hugo. Congratulations on a beautiful boy!