Way back in 2006, there was a discussion here started by WestCoastFlea about a breeder here in the Houston area who was "getting out of Basenjis" because her HOA would only allow 3 dogs and there was a long sad story about how she got her original B's from her daughter, etc, etc, etc. The breeder's name was Mary Beth Weiss.
Well, guess what! Apparently she didn't get out, (SURPRISE!) as she just e-mailed me asking about stud service or purchasing a breeding female since she's 'retiring in a few years and interested in getting into showing or lure coursing'. Her boy and girl are 1/2 brother and sister, so she doesn't want to breed them together. I e-mailed her back asking for registered names and health testing and suggested she ask the breeder of her dogs, hee-hee. We'll see if I hear anything back, though I really don't expect to….
I am not new to showing Basenjis (we got our first show Basenji in 1991). And I have to say that we don't participate in all the drama. I would probably just say, "Well, if he/she asks me, I don't intend to lie."
I agree with you, the more the merrier. Can't make majors if people are acting like high schoolers. Let the best dog win!
Just came back on to the Forum after a longish absence. I was so sorry to hear about Digital.
What a wonderful boy! And you were lucky to have found one another. It's so hard to lose them; we never have them long enough. Trite, but time does help with the pain, someday you'll be able to think of him without tearing up every time!
Praying it is something you can treat and NOT IPSID/malabsorbtion, HORRIBLE disease! We lost one to it years ago. We had another with IBD; it was treatable and she lived to 15 1/2 years old. Although the vets said she would need to be on a special diet for the rest of her life, she went to college with our daughter, and was eating Purina One, not a prescription diet for many, many years.
Know what you're going through with the meds, Chealsie! We had almost the same ones for Tex the last time he had surgery for his extracurricular dining - and the last time he passed the plastic in the office before the surgery, thank goodness. Some good news, the Tramadol is for pain, so you can ease him off on that if he doesn't seem to be in pain, especially the midnight one (although it will help him sleep) The 'pill poppers,' which you can get at Petco or PetSmart, are great for giving pills when you can't hide them in food. Keeps your fingers from getting chomped and you can get them way back in the throat. And when he's eating a little better, you can give them with a small amount of food (scrambled eggs worked well for us). If worst comes to worst, ask the vet for a prescription and go to a compounding pharmacy and see if they can make everything liquids!
Tex was also kicked out of the vet hospital for the same reasons as Oakley, except he didn't manage to get out of the crate!!