Basenjis

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The Great Possum Caper

The shouts startled me. “Bonnie! No! Get away! Get away!” Oh, no. I realized our Basenji girl, Bonnie, must have caught some sort of hapless small creature who’d been foolish enough to venture into our backyard. Steve must have been trying to stop her. I rushed outside with Clyde, our male Basenji who’s almost six ...continue reading

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Completing the Pack

These past couple of years have been hard in some respects. In March 2016, we lost Aspen, our female Basenji. Granted, she was fifteen at the time, so her death should not have come as a surprise. Still, it caught us totally unawares. We had to make that tough decision to put her down, and ...continue reading

Characters That Can Steal the Show

Pets color our world. They make us laugh. They  irritate us. They add companionship when we need to hug something. Pets also add color to a novel. In Loose Ends, I provided Alex with two dogs, one a Coonhound mix and the other a Basenji. They are just as much secondary characters as Tiny and ...continue reading

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Saying Good-Bye to a Dear Friend

The time had come. My husband, Steve, and I sat curled with Wallace, our Basenji, on the exam room floor at the vet’s office. Wallace had walked with us as a faithful companion for almost sixteen years. We’d waited. Oh, we’d waited, perhaps for almost too long, as his decline, once slow and steady, accelerated ...continue reading

There's a Reason Why They're So Cute

Blogger’s Note:  I know I haven’t posted in a bit.  I have good reason, and the story is below. Steve and I had one last stop to make on our epic-1,900+ mile trip we called a vacation.  As you may know if you’ve been following my blog posts or subscribe to my newsletter, we lost ...continue reading