Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Basenji Post NOT About Bow

Since getting involved with basenji rescue and fostering, I've made a number of great virtual friends from around the country whom I've yet to meet but who have been a great support during my adventure into the canine world.

There are a number tear-jerking and heart-warming stories, but none quite as dramatic as the 14-year-old pair above in the Dallas area. Their "guardian" surrendered them to a shelter that was not a no kill facility, and they were put in separate cages for the first time in their lives. The owner had some lame excuse on the order of that he didn't have time enough to crate them properly. Needless to say, there were some strong opinions about their former life. But, more importantly, they are now in a loving foster home and -- we can hope -- will soon be adopted to be showered with love during their twilight years. The photo above is of them in their new foster home. Best of all, there is a commitment that they will be put into adoption only as a pair.

If you would even be remotely interested in taking in a basenji foster visit Basenji Rescue and Transport (BRAT), and I'll promise to give full support -- virtual or physical if you live in reasonable driving distance.

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At 5:59 AM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

oh I wish I could take on two dogs...what a sweet, sweet photo....

how are these dogs in terms of allergy issues.... I hear there's a family moving into a modest house on pennsylvania avenue looking for a dog, but they have two kids so wouldn't two dogs be better!

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - I suggested quite a while back that this was the breed best suited for First Dog of America.


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