Rosey will be 9 in January. Someone on a canine Cushing's forum posted about knowing or having basenjis that lived for 17 and 18 years. I could only be so lucky if Rosey could live close to that long, especially with Cushings. My past non-basenji dogs each made it to 12.
Who has/had the oldest basenji here?
Steepen is my 15 year old cat, recently diagnosed with FIV (feline AIDS):(
I have had him for 10 years, prior to that he lived in an animal hospital for a year where I had previously worked until the AHT finally wore me down to take him home. He is a great cat, quite dog-like, actually. Unfortunately, he has lost half his weight as his health declines.
Trevor is a 3-4 year old Boston terrier that we adopted from the local pound one year ago. He is a great dog, my son loves him. He likes to rough house with my son and play tug-o'-war. (Rosey doesn't really play). He is friendly to all and is submissive-polar opposite from Rosey.
I'm new, so forgive me if this thread has come up recently. I love to hear what nicknames your dogs have.
Rosey's registered name is Kazor's Savannah Wildrose. I gave my then 4-yr old son the choice of calling her Savannah or Rosey. He chose Rosey, go figure.
Some of her nicknames include:
Fat Pig ( yeah, not nice, I know-my son calls her this because Cushings has given her a potbelly and he likes to make fun of her.)
How 'bout your b's?
OMG! Too much!! I love her singing! And I esp love the pic with Lucy holding the spoon in her mouth! Looks like she luvs the camera.
My Rosey is the only basenji I know, I actually have never heard a b howl before, didn't even know they could. All Rosey vocalizes are whines and I guess a kind of yodel(?)-I call it a "yawn" cause that's what it looks like to me.
Rosey has the basenji habit of finding little things around the house to chew up and eat. Little plastic army men, toilet paper, q-tips, cotton balls, you name it, etc. Never, in her 8 years, has she ever had a problem with obstructions, diarrhea, or vomiting. My Boston terrier gets diarrhea at the drop of a hat. Do most basenjis have cast iron stomachs, or have I (er, Rosey) just been fortunate so far??
Rosey, too, sleeps in bed with me. She always sleeps under the covers, and will paw at the blankets until she can scoop under or I lift up the edge for her. For years she would sleep between my knees, and (luckily) for the past year or two she's moved off to the side of my king size bed. Once she finds her spot, she never moves. And Rosey never growls at me, but she will growl at the cat and Trevor the Boston if they tread too close to her. She loves to sleep, just like me!
I guess I'm several years late in joining, but, better late than never!
My name is Erika. I have a 12 year old son Ryan. We have Rosey (Kazor's Savannah Wildrose), our 8.5 year old red and white basenji; Trevor, a 3-4 year old Boston terrier; Steepen, a 15 year old cat with FIV; and some marine & pond fish. We live in Hemet, which is in Southern Calif.
We've had Rosey since she was just a lil' pup, from a breeder in Yorba Linda. This summer she was diagnosed with Cushing's disease, but has been doing fine so far <knocking on="" wood="">She also has degenerative disc disease, possible beginnings of Fanconi, hip dysplasia, and multiple lipomas. Believe it or not, Rosey's always been a healthy dog up to recently.
She is trustworthy in the house when we're not home, which is more than I can say about Trevor. She is a good family dog, and loves sleeping under the blankets every night with me!
Here's a couple pics from a recent gift exchange thru a BT Forum.</knocking>