Thank you for sharing your love, Pinya… you have indeed been blessed by Gypsy. She will always resonate in your heart, and every January 6th will be poignant for you. Hugs and roos, and please feel free to share.
Posts made by Patty M
RE: Gypsy Saved My Life.
RE: X Basenji in France
I will be travelling to France in January 2013, so if a NA rescue wants to help this dog, Please let me know!
RE: New Basenji Owners!!!
Dear Brad and lovely girlfriend…. welcome to the forum!!! I saw your post and was compelled to click on the link~ what a beautiful baby! How are you doing?
If you need any help, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask! If you are here long enough, you will see how much we love our b's!
RE: :( Sad circumstances…I must give my Nikita up...
Yes, the internet is a public place and if you post something, be ready to be pounded by criticism. And while this is a great forum for basenji LOVERS… focus on lovers, I would like to make a couple of comments:
1. I'm apparently old, as the original OP is young enough to be my daughter. When I was her age, I was in college and couldn't care less about dogs. If you wanted one, then you'd go to the pound.
2. I know that she's trying to think about the best place for these dogs. And when we are in our early 20's, we are all dreamers, are we not? So we think about being firefighters, teachers, nurses, breeders, veterinarians... and as we grow older and hopes are eroded by reality, we recognize the difference between what we THINK we could do, and the reality of what we CAN do. This is one of Life's hard lessons, to be sure.
3. If I loved my dogs (which, at age 20+ I've already said I wasn't smart enough to recognize as a passion), and if I knew my circumstances meant that I needed to make changes, I would HOPE that I could reach out to people who understood the breed for help... and I would hope that these people would focus on the situation and not on ME, so that at the end of the day, the dogs would be cared for. I would hope that my previous optimistic posts wouldn't be thrown at me...in quotations... and that people that love the breed wouldn't kick me out of the "club" because I had overstepped my personal limits and I now I asked for help. I would hope that people that were older (and wiser than me) would give me a break and let me learn from my mistakes and help others learn from them too.
Being 20 something is tough... we are trying to make our way in life as we are still growing up ourselves. Perhaps it's not an ideal time to pursue dog breeding, but I hope that some of you understand that at this age, we are all gaining wisdom through life lessons.
And while she's perhaps made some "mistakes" in her business decisions for dog breeding... this young lady is NOT a Backyard breeder with over 100 dogs in an unlicensed environment, nor is she selling these dogs as "Rare barkless hypoallergenic dogs" to the unsuspecting internet buyer. She came here first for help and guidance... so why can't we help her without judging her?
As long as we all remember that people make mistakes, and dogs somehow persevere through our ignorance... the dogs will be okay.
RE: FOUND- Red Female in Tucson AZ
This is a female not a male! Can anyone correct the title?
Fixed it, thank you Jennifer! I hope this dog is reunited with her family!
FOUND- Red Female in Tucson AZ
It's hard for me to tell if she's a purebred, but perhaps someone can help? This ad sounds desperate:
Found: Basenji, S. Westmoreland ave (stray at pacc)
Date: 2012-08-17, 5:03PM MST
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Animal ID: A397386
Location Found: 150 S. westmoreland
THE SHELTER IS FULL!! PLEASE go to the address below to claim your dogs. They may not find homes and may not survive. Found animals are held 3 days for their owner to claim them. If you want to adopt, these dogs will be available after the 3rd day. Go to the address below to adopt, foster, or rescue.
Use ID number above to claim or adopt.
4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
To view all of the stray intakes at PACC go to http://www.paccintake.pima.gov/BinaryData/IntakeList.aspx?Species=Dog&fb_source=message
Female R/W- 1 year Old, York PA
I'm surprised this one hasn't been flagged yet, as it mentions a $700 fee…. no wonder that can't afford to have her spayed!
basenji - $700 (york)
Date: 2012-08-10, 11:17PM EDT
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I have a female basenji African dog, been around kids and a male dog doesn't get along with female dogs or cats, needs a lot of attention and a lot of exercise we are unable to give her the attention and freedom to run with having 3 kids to care for she loves to take walks and chew on her bone and she is crated during the day loves to snuggle. She is not spayed due to not being able to afford it She's 1 yr old and has her shots and paperwork contact this ad if interested price is negotiable. Pictures are available if interested in the dog
4 Year old R/W Male- Atlanta GA
The ad reads:
Beautiful Basenji (Douglasville, GA)
Date: 2012-08-13, 1:05PM EDT
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BASENJI TO GOOD FOREVER HOME. I have two Basenjis and unfortunately, I lost my job and I can not afford to keep both of them. I would like to find a forever home for my four year old Cody. He is a purebred and I have all his paperwork. Cody is house trained and gets along with other dogs. He also loves children.
He is spayed and chipped. He is very quiet and does not bark. I paid $400 for him so, I am asking a reasonable rehoming fee of $180.00
Please call/text me at 770.547.8494
Female Red/White- Southaven, Mississippi
Here is another one. There is no photo of the girl:
Free Basenji Dog 4 yrs (Southaven, Ms)
Date: 2012-08-07, 6:10PM EDT
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Female Basenji dog, 4 yrs old, very loyal , not fixed, loves children. Brown and white, she has been outside most her life and is free to a good home.
Location: Southaven, Ms
Female Red/White, Fort Collins CO
The ad reads:
Pure bred basenji (platteville)
Date: 2012-08-07, 1:36PM MDT
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i have a pure bred basenji that needs a good home. good dog good for small homes. female, spayed. up to date with rabies shots. $25 re homing fee which includes everything we have for her food, leash ect. need to get rid of her ASAP email me and we can set up a visit to come check her out.
RE: My Basenji/Jack Rusell and me
Hi Michael, welcome to the forum! Your Oscar reminds me of my Joker, who is supposed to be a rat terrier, but my vet suspected he had some basenji in him. I loved your video, and you seem to be the type of person filled with positive reinforcement. Whether Oscar has basenji or terrier in him, I think it's important to give high praises when he does his business outside, to include loving scratches behind the ears, lol. On the other hand, if you come home and there's been an accident, I wouldn't "rub his nose in it", but I would carry him over to the spot and gently scold him, "Oh Oscar, what did you do?" And then I'd promptly take him outside and when he potties, high praises again.
Think of Oscar as a 4 year old child… while they don't necessarily understand the words, they understand when you are happy or sad. He is in good hands with you, and with time, he will behave better inside... but I agree with others that it would be good to get him neutered.
Hugs, wags, and roos!
RE: Basenji Beagle Mix Male For Adoption 5mo In SW OK.
He's in a great home now and will be adopted out to a responsible owner now.
Anubis's Mommy… you are right about him being in good hands right now: yours!
I admire you for being a responsible "breeder", even though this litter was originally not planned. Despite the dogs being a Mix....
you aren't treating him like a Mutt that should be banned to the dog shelter.
If this little tyke could talk, I'd bet he'd baroo/howl "THANK YOU!!!!"
Hugs and roos-
RE: Another Basenji welcomed to our home!
I truly believe that these dogs can communicate… I just wish I could understand "Basenji-nese"... they look very content while looking for mischief!:) Congratulations on your addition!
Thanks to both Moth and Da Mac for reaching out and giving little Diesel a new start… I know how important this was to Dave, and without your support, I'm not sure it would have happened.
It takes a village to raise a child, no matter if it the misfit has two or four paws!
Hugs and roos...
RE: MO-Cabool-Dog Auction-6/16-1 Male Adult and 4 Older Pups-1 Male and 3 Females
Curlytails, I bet I'm thinking what you're thinking…. how I wish I had the money and time to go get these little b's... it's like dog slavery.
Here is the link for those of you that want to see the "inventory"... There are several bull dogs and many shiba inus being sold too.
RE: Aggression toward small dogs
Thanks for the replies! Our B has been great with the Dogwatch invisible fence. However, We have taken a proactive stance and changed the boundaries so her curb access is diminished. The neighbors dog was on a leash but unfortunately lurched 4' into our yard out of the hands of the elder walker. :(. Tyllie (our went to puppy socialization class 2 sessions but she was never keen there either. She liked some and not others. I love this forum and again- very thankful for your help and suggestions. Tyllie loves people and she is a funny and loving B. B's are certainly peculiar and I have loved being entertained by her. Thanks again.
Grace, welcome to the forum! The good thing about this forum is you can take the good advice and ignore the barbs….
My family used the invisible fence with our first basenji, and she definitely outsmarted us. Lucy would listen for the beep-beep-beep cautionary signal, and lay in the yard until it stopped. When it stopped, she knew that she could run around in the neighborhood! We were very fortunate that we lived on a sleepy country road. When the collar battery was good, if there was something outside of the barrier that she wanted, like a little squirrel, she would run through the invisible barrier, yelp, and continue on her way. We were certainly lucky that she wasn't hit, and she didn't see little dogs as vermin. However, one of my basenjis now, Lola, will get snarky with her "sister", Becca, and while it sounds vicious, it doesn't escalate to a raging level.
Have you had your girl her entire life? So if she's 2 and 1/2, she's still a pup at heart. What is your reaction when she gets aggressive? Does she snark first or give any other warning signs (like hackles along the spine, or showing teeth)? Do you have time to get her disengaged?
When she's outside in the yard, I know the collar does the trick (normally), but perhaps during the day, another thought would be to keep a leash on her when she's running around (assuming there isn't any safety concerns with letting the leash be loose)... my thought is that if a little dog runs into the yard, you can step on the leash to get control of your girl.
If you have 2 1/2 years of experience with her, you know here pretty well. If we can help, let us know.
RE: Hi there My puppy is 7 weeks
Welcome Kimberly! I hope you can find the answers that you are looking for here… it sounds like you and Rocky are getting to know each other. He has lots of growing up to do, and I'm sure that you can find lots of advice here. If you are in California, there are a lot of people on here from CA that you may be able to meet in social groups. Is Rocky your only pet, or do you have other animals?
RE: Sick Basenji…...Not sure what to do
Please keep us posted about the vet's visit… I hope all is well?
Hugs and Roos-
RE: Basenji in Louisville, KY
Thank you for rescuing this poor girl! I'm glad that you were able to find a forever home for her, where you can keep tabs from afar. Please keep us posted!
Hugs and roos~
RE: New pics of Kipawa
Thank you for sharing- you have a beautiful, basenji-enriched life! Isn't it amazing how tall they can stretch to when they want to see what's on the counter?
Hugs and Roos-:)